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Old 10th April 2007, 11:08 PM
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dual monitors with 2 nvidia cards

Hi all,
I'm trying to get dual monitors to work using two nvidia [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro] cards. The system->admin->display GUI doesn't get it working. After many hours of reading, I'm wondering:

how do I ensure I have the right drivers?
is there an nvidia GUI? I've seen it mentioned, but cannot find it?

I've tried many iterations of editing the xorg.conf file, but all seem to have the same effect upon boot, namely that the device section for one of the cards is reported as 'not found'. I've currently gone back and used the
system->admin->display GUI to generate xorg.conf and show it below:

Below is the output of yum:

yum install kmod-nvidia -y
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
core 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
extras 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
updates 100% |=========================| 1.2 kB 00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
primary.xml.gz 100% |=========================| 500 kB 00:01
################################################## 1210/1210
Parsing package install arguments
No Match for argument: kmod-nvidia
Nothing to do
[root@kwd1 kwd1]#

does this mean the drivers are good?

Below are my /etc/X11/xorg.conf and /var/log/Xorg.0.log files

in the log file I see:

(--) PCI: (1:7:0) nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro] rev 21, Mem @ 0xfc000000/24, 0xfa000000/25, BIOS @ 0xfea00000/16
(--) PCI:*(1:10:0) nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro] rev 21, Mem @ 0xfd000000/24, 0xf8000000/25, BIOS @ 0xfea00000/16

my two cards, then

(II) NV: driver for NVIDIA chipsets: RIVA 128, RIVA TNT, RIVA TNT2,
Unknown TNT2, Vanta, RIVA TNT2 Ultra, RIVA TNT2 Model 64,

(does this mean the RIVA TNT2 Model 64 driver is good?)


(WW) NV: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:7:0) found

but there is one, it must not have liked it! then:

(EE) Screen 1 deleted because of no matching config section.

thanks for any help!

files below:
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Multihead layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" LeftOf "Screen1"
Screen 1 "Screen1" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
Option "Xinerama" "on"
Option "Clone" "off"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Logged in as kwd1
ption "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor 1600x1200"
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
HorizSync 31.5 - 94.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 90.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard1"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "Videocard Vendor"
BoardName "nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro]"
BusID "PCI:1:7:0"
Screen 1

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1440x900" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1152x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "Videocard1"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "800x600"
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Old 11th April 2007, 12:00 AM
Dies Offline
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Run this in a terminal to install the Livna repo which will give you acces to Nvidia drivers and loads of other goodies:

su -
rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-6.rpm

Now that you have Livna installed, try again in the same terminal:

yum install kmod-nvidia-legacy
shutdown -r now

Not sure about the legacy drivers, but look under Applications>System Tools or type in a terminal:

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