nvidia + linux + multiple monitors

nvidia + linux + multiple monitors


2005 Mar 20 • 5140
I learned something today.

Don't use the graphical nvidia-settings program to configure your screens in linux. Just use nvidia-xconfig.

nvidia-settings is buggy and doesn't even support features like Option BaseMosaic (which is awesome, btw). And the damn screen positioning keeps shifting around and it's hard to drag them without screwing it all up.

Here's how I got my quad-display working, with rotated-vertical monitors on my [Quadro NVS 420]:

sh code
sudo nvidia-xconfig --force-generate --rotate=left --base-mosaic \
--metamodes="GPU-0.DFP-0: 1920x1200+0+3600,GPU-0.DFP-1: 1920x1200+0+2400,
GPU-1.DFP-0: 1920x1200+0+1200,GPU-1.DFP-1: 1920x1200+0+0"

That's it. No xrandr commands or anything for the rotation/positioning.
2012 Jul 12 at 15:14 PDT — Ed. 2012 Jul 12 at 15:17 PDT
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Sick vid
2012 Aug 31 at 05:45 PDT
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2007 Oct 19 • 5485
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The guy has a point. Doesn't fill me with confidence, I was wanting to run a small Linux install from a pen drive on this PC. Delivery's fucked though.
2012 Aug 31 at 09:25 PDT

2005 Mar 20 • 5140
Lol. Linus is funny.
2012 Aug 31 at 17:32 PDT
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