Multiple screens TV and Monitor??

kristof masterkristof at
Sun Aug 3 13:13:18 PDT 2003

Hi Frank,

Thx for the advice and I trying to implement what you advice me to do. I also consulted the README.Linux, after I found it....(Long day...). Now I think I got the basic idee of it down, but I seem not to be able to get both screens started. TV or Monitor. In the attachement you'll find my XF86config file maybe you can take a look? I've got the feeling that I'm missing a small detail or I'm completly of the target...

When I place in the device section, Option "ConnectedMonitor" "TV" the TV jumps on. When I leave it as it is just the monitor works...

Any Idee??

Thanks in advance


 Frank Knobbe <frank at> wrote:

>On Fri, 2003-08-01 at 13:24, kristof wrote:
>> Does anybody know how you to configure your Xfreeconfig file so that
>> it can lanch two X windows at the same time. I would like te be able
>> to view my screen on my tv and monitor at the same time. I can do it
>> separatly(TV or Monitor) but it has to be possible to have twinview. I
>> have an NVIDIA Geforce 4 MX 440 SE and I'm pretty sure it supports
>> this feature (Works in WINDHOOS). Any links with information or advice
>> on how to adchieve this would be very welkom
>this should be explained in the documentation or FAQ of the Nvidia Linux
>driver. There is a "twinview" keyword that enables TwinView in X. There
>are also a couple other options that specify the second display, it's
>screen size, and where (layout-wise) it is located in relation to the
>primary display.
>I have my Xconfig file for TwinView attached. It enables my TFT display
>(DFP) (Inspiron 8100 with GeForce2 Go) and the external monitor (CRT).
>The keyword for the TV output I believe is just "TV". All those things
>are in the DEVICE section. Use the attached stuff as an example and
>modify it to fit your needs.
>Hope this helps,
>PS: Anyone know a decent and not too expensive TFT flat screen capable
>of 1600x1200?

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