frustrating xorg.conf setup with nv driver

Neil Short neshort at
Sun Jul 17 03:04:50 GMT 2005

Would you mind helping me to get this thing working
with dual monitors? I
prefer that both monitors show the same thing; but if
the external is
adjacent, that's fine too. All I have been able to
accomplish is to keep
the built-in monitor looking good and the external
looking like rubbish.

Thank you for looking:

Below are the details of my setup:

Computer: HP Pavilion zv5000
card: Nvidia
res: 1280x800
external monitor: vanilla standard resolution: 800x600
or 1024x768

xorg.conf file that works on the built-in screen:

Section "Files"
        RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
        "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules" FontPath    
        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/" FontPath    
        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/" FontPath    
        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/" FontPath    
        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/" FontPath    
        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/" FontPath    


Section "Module"
        Load "bitmap"
        Load "freetype"
        Load  "dbe"
        Load  "extmod"
#       Load  "glx"
        Load  "record"
        Load  "xtrap"
#       Load  "speedo"
        Load  "type1"

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Option  "CoreKeyboard"
        Driver      "keyboard"
        Option  "XkbLayout" "dvorak"

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "auto"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"


Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "LCD"
        UseModes "16:10"
        HorizSync 30-90
        VertRefresh 50-90
        Option "UseEdidFreqs" "1"
        Option "FlatPanelProperties"

Section "Modes"
        Identifier "16:10"
        ModeLine "1280x800" 83.5 1280 1344 1480 1680
800 801 804 828

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Card0"
#       Driver "nvidia"
        Driver "nv"
        Option "FPDither" "1"
        VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
        BoardName   "NV17 [GeForce4 440 Go 64M]" BusID

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "LCD"
        Device     "Card0"
        Monitor    "LCD"
        DefaultDepth 24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth    24
                Modes    "1280x800"
                ViewPort 0 0

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