X Can't "see" my docked monitor - xorg, nvidia, or kde?

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Tue Nov 6 13:19:28 PST 2007

Hash: RIPEMD160

I just did the mondo upgrade of the ports on my up to date 8-current 
laptop. Whereas before the upgrade the default video output would always 
be the monitor attached to the dock if my laptop was in the dock (which 
was what I wanted), now X refuses to see the dock at all, and it will only 
come up on the laptop screen.

The console works just fine on the dock's monitor, and I double-checked 
the bios to make sure that the dock is set as primary video out. I also 
commented out all mentions of the laptop's screen from xorg.conf, but it 
steadfastly insists on coming up only on the laptop.

All my ports are up to date, including kde 3.5.8, and nvidia-driver 
100.14.19. I also tried with and without the -ignoreABI option, no change. 
I should also point out that I'm using kdm, but I was using it before the 
upgrade too. Turning kdm off and using startx has no effect (still comes 
up only on the laptop screen).

Any suggestions?


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