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Re: nVidia GeForce 6600 GT PCI Express - working?

I am using Nvidia's TwinView/Xinerama in XF86Config-4:

        Option          "NvAGP" "1"
        Option          "TwinView"      "true"
        Option          "SecondMonitorHorizSync"        "30.0-75.0"
        Option          "SecondMonitorVertRefresh"      "50.0-85.0"
        Option          "MetaModes"     "1280x1024, 1280x1024; 1280x1024, 1280x1024;"
        Option          "TwinViewOrientation"   "RightOf"
        Option          "Xinerama"      "on"

(in "Screen" section), and it works exactly as Lennart describes (panels on one screen etc.). I haven't managed to play any games apart from tuxracer yet, but it presents a problem in the fact that the game displays at 640x480 (or 800x600 i think) in between the two screens, so half the game is on the First VDU (video display unit), the other half is on the Second VDU.

Lennart Sorensen <lsorense@csclub.uwaterloo.ca> wrote :

> On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 09:19:53AM +0100, Soenke von Stamm wrote:
> &gt; NVidia calls it TwinView, XFree's version ix Xinerama. The config below is
> for 
> &gt; Xinerama, the TwinView stuff is commented out. Both Screens (DFPs in this
> &gt; case) are connected to one card, it's a GF5700 AGP with two DVI ports. I'm
> &gt; running this on i386.
> &gt; 
> &gt; TwinView has one advantage: it's possible to assign nvidia-settings to both
> &gt; screens. The downer is, applications and your window manager don't
> recognize 
> &gt; the two screens. To them, it's only one very-wide screen. With Xinerama you
> &gt; can eg. maximize to only one screen and KDE panels (GNOME ones as well I
> &gt; guess) can be assigned to exactly one screen. In my case this outweighs the
> &gt; benefits of TwinView.
> I thought there was an option in TwinView to provide xinerama compatible
> features so window managers would know the actual layout of the screen.
> I thought the main difference was support for opengl on both screens or
> not, and video overlay support and such.
> But given I only have a single port nvidia, I can't try it out myself.
> I can only read the README.
> Len Sorensen
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