Growing out a second head

Subhro subhro.kar at
Sat Jan 15 12:46:36 PST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stijn Hoop [mailto:stijn at]
> Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2005 2:10
> To: Subhro
> Cc: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Re: Growing out a second head
> Hi,
> On Sun, Jan 16, 2005 at 02:06:30AM +0530, Subhro wrote:
> > I am running FBSD 5.3-R amd64 on a AMD 3000+ with a nVidia GeForce Fx
> 5700LE
> > (256M) card plugged into the AGP slot. Two monitors are fixed to the
> card.
> > One goes in the normal VGA slot, the other goes into the DVI slot via a
> > VGA-DVI converter. I have been trying to get Xorg running on this setup.
> > However I have not been successful so far. The "nvidia" driver supports
> dual
> > headed setups. But it is only limited to the i386 platform. Anyone would
> > please help me out by suggesting how to setup "Twinview" with the "nv"
> > driver? Any pointers would be welcome.
> My experience with setting up a dual-head nVidia FX 5200 last week was
> that
> I really needed the binary driver -- the open source 'nv' one just gave
> me messed up blinking colors on the second head.
That's precisely the problem.... a messed up blinking second head :-S. If
only nvdia driver team is fast enough to get on with the amd64 edition of
nvidia for FreeBSD. They already have the linux editions for both amd64 and
IA64 on their page. *sigh*


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Subhro Sankha Kar
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