xfce4rc1 wm notes

Guido Draheim guidod-2003- at gmx.de
Thu Dec 9 21:40:44 CET 2004

BluPhoenyx wrote:
> On Wednesday 08 December 2004 19:29, Guido Draheim wrote:
>>System Info:
>>  Suse 9.2 with xfce4rc1 rpm packages from
>>  turing.fh-landshut.de/~bwalle/xfce-
>>  with NVidia 5700 drivers per xorg-x11-6.8.1-15
> Have you tried the nVidia drivers from the nVidia site? They are the best 
> option for any nVidia based system even if they are closed source. Perhaps 
> they will help you. The 'nv' X (xfree or xorg) driver does not compare, IMHO.
> There is a patch in the Yast/Online Update (select 'installed and 
> installable') to see this patch option.

Actually, I am using the nvidia drivers in its weird "twinview"
configuration - the XF86Config does not get a second screen
section with the "leftof" in the serverlayout section but instead
one has to add all those things in the device section going from
there to the nvidia drivers and back to the x server. Here's
what it looks like:

Section "Device"
  BoardName    "0x0343"
  BusID        "1:0:0"
  Driver       "nvidia"
  Identifier   "Device[0]"
  Option       "TwinView"
  Option       "NvAGP" "1"
  Option       "MetaModes" "1024x768,1024x768;1024x768,1024x768;"
  Option       "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-61"
  Option       "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "43-65"
  Option       "TwinViewOrientation" "LeftOf"
  Screen       0
  Option       "Xinerama" "off"
  Option       "Rotate" "off"
  VendorName   "NVidia"

BTW, if you intend to use nvidia twinview on suse,
you can get an automatic base setup with
sax2 -b /usr/X11R6/lib/sax/profile/NVidia_Twinview

-- guido

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