[mythtv-users] Can anyone help with twinhead xorg.conf with nvidia 5200?

Tom Greer trgreer at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 18:35:13 UTC 2007

On 8/30/07, James Pifer <jep at obrien-pifer.com> wrote:
> I thought I'd give an update on what got this working, or almost 100%
> working.
> 1) I upgraded to the latest nvidia drivers, version 100.14.11. Don't
> really think this had much affect on anything though.
> 2) I ran nvidia-xconfig which seemed to correct a couple issues in my
> xorg.conf. It did NOT completely write a new one. Rebooting from here
> was almost enough. It was trying to work, but my LCD display complained
> about an unsupported mode.
> 3) Then I found the following for my Monitor and updated my Monitor
> section. It now looks like this:
> Section "Monitor"
>     Identifier     "Monitor0"
>     Horizsync   31-80
>     Vertrefresh 60-75
>     Option         "DPMS"
> EndSection
> This reboot looked like it was all going to work, but after everything
> loaded (gui with scrolling status) it locked up the system before X
> started.
> 4) I followed the information here:
> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=58498
> I added this to the kernel parameters:
> pci=nommconf
> Now it boots all the way into X and I have a display on both TVOut AND
> 5) This process now caused the mouse to be locked, although it works
> through VNC. Modifying the pci= parameter above fixed the problem:
> pci=nommconf,routeirq
> James

You've certainly worked through a lot of issues to get this working.

My implementation was really simple, I used the GUI utility that Ubuntu
provided and chose Twinview.  It did the rest.  My only tweak was to switch
the default monitor.

At this point, it doesn't look like you need a copy of my xorg.conf file.
But if you still want me to post it, let me know and I'll do so next time I
have access to my home network.

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