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Old 07-04-2007, 02:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Triple monitors sans Xinerama?

Is there any possible way to run three monitors without Xinerama? I am asking because I want to run Beryl at the same time. Currently I am running two monitors on the same card using TwinView, but I used to have two cards and three monitors with a combination of Xinerama and TwinView.

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Old 07-06-2007, 12:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following commands:
#
# cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.custom
# sudo sh -c 'md5sum /etc/X11/xorg.conf >/var/lib/xfree86/xorg.conf.md5sum'
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
# paths to defoma fonts
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "bitmap"
Load "dbe"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "record"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Driver "radeon"
BusID "PCI:1:8:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device[1]"
Driver "radeon"
BusID "PCI:1:10:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device[2]"
Driver "radeon"
BusID "PCI:3:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 330 240
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "D1025TM"
VendorName "Dell"
HorizSync 31-85
VertRefresh 50-160
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 330 240
Identifier "Monitor[1]"
ModelName "D1025TM"
VendorName "Dell"
HorizSync 31-85
VertRefresh 50-160
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 330 240
Identifier "Monitor[2]"
ModelName "D1025TM"
VendorName "Dell"
HorizSync 31-85
VertRefresh 50-160
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Device "Device[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen[1]"
Device "Device[1]"
Monitor "Monitor[1]"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen[2]"
Device "Device[2]"
Monitor "Monitor[2]"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Main Layout"
Screen "Screen[0]"
Screen "Screen[1]" RightOf "Screen[0]"
Screen "Screen[2]" LeftOf "Screen[0]"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
Option "Xinerama""true"
Option "Clone""false"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

See if that works Greg, no gareentees though

Cheers

Jake
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Old 07-06-2007, 01:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Triple monitors sans Xinerama?

Thanks Jake, but am I right when I say that Beryl will not work when Xinerama is enabled?

Here is my xorg.conf from when I was running three monitors, in case anyone was wondering:
Code:
Section "Files"
    FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
    FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID"
    FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
        # paths to defoma fonts
    FontPath    "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
    FontPath    "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load    "GLcore"
    Load    "i2c"
    Load    "bitmap"
    Load    "ddc"
#    Load    "dri"
    Load    "extmod"
#    Load    "freetype"
    Load    "glx"
    Load    "int10"
    Load    "type1"
    Load    "vbe"
        Load    "dbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier    "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver        "kbd"
    Option        "CoreKeyboard"
    Option        "XkbRules"    "xorg"
    Option        "XkbModel"    "pc104"
    Option        "XkbLayout"    "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier    "Configured Mouse"
    Driver        "mouse"
    Option        "CorePointer"
    Option        "Device"        "/dev/input/mice"
    Option        "Protocol"        "ImPS/2"
    Option        "Emulate3Buttons"    "true"
    Option        "ZAxisMapping"        "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier    "NVIDIA AGP"
    Driver        "nvidia"
    BusID        "PCI:1:0:0"
    Option          "TwinView" "on"
    Option          "MetaModes" "1024x768,1024x768; 1024x768,NULL;"
    Option          "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "28-80"
    Option          "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "43-60"
    Option          "TwinViewOrientation" "LeftOf"    
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "NVIDIA PCI"
    Driver      "nvidia"
    BusID       "PCI:2:3:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier    "GVision"
    Option        "DPMS"
    HorizSync    28-51
    VertRefresh    43-60
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device     "NVIDIA AGP"
    Monitor    "GVision"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        1
        Modes        "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        4
        Modes        "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        8
        Modes        "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        15
        Modes        "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        16
        Modes        "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        24
        Modes        "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen1"
    Device     "NVIDIA PCI"
    Monitor    "GVision"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        1
        Modes        "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        4
        Modes        "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        8
        Modes        "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        15
        Modes        "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        16
        Modes        "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        24
        Modes        "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier    "Default Layout"
    Screen          "Screen0" 0 0
    Screen          "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
    InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
    Option          "Xinerama"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
    Mode    0666
EndSection
I actually took out my second video card after my third monitor died, but if I know there is a solution where I can get this running with Beryl I will work on finding a new monitor.
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I remember that Compiz couldn't run on Xinerama, but I think Beryl can, not sure, worths giving a try.
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