[clug-talk] Xorg.conf: multi-server vs. multi-screen
curtis.sloan at shaw.ca
Tue Dec 14 11:53:33 PST 2004
On Tue December 14 2004 12:30, Gustin Johnson wrote:
> > The NVIDIA driver knows about two modes of operation: TwinView and
> > multi-screen. TwinView is one X screen on two displays. Multi-screen
> > uses X's architecture to dedicate an X screen to each display.
> > Unfortunately, this still means only one desktop environment being
> > shared. So I believe I need a particular X configuration if I am to
> > solve this using one video card.
> How does the NVIDIA driver switch between the modes? Is it a module
Perhaps "modes" wasn't the best term to use since it is used extensively in
both the NVIDIA driver documentation and X Windows to refer to totally
different things. :-P Sorry for any confusion.
If you mean how does one switch between TwinView and multiple X screens, then
that's simple and relatively easy. The changes are all made
You can only use one or the other. The exact details of how to implement it
can be found in /usr/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README (Appendix I for TwinView,
Appendix R for multiple X screens).
Here's the synopsis of how to configure for multiple X screens as a teaser:
"First, create two separate Device sections...Then, create two Screen
sections...Finally, update the ServerLayout section to use and position both
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