[SLUG] Nvidia GeForce FX5700 256 setup on Ubuntu 9.04

From: Pete Theisen (petetheisen@verizon.net)
Date: Wed May 27 2009 - 21:36:32 EDT

Hi Everybody!

I am having major setup issues with my Nvidia AGP dual head card. The
motherboard is Intel D845GEBV2 with a P IV 1.7, 1.5 gig memory, 60 gig
HDD. It was working fine but I was having trouble saving the xorg.conf file.

It finally saved without an error message when I gksudo-ed into the
configuration utility. However, when I rebooted over a week later it all
went away. I had to do a lot of futzing just to get the gui back on one
screen (same screen on both heads), and it is not using the Nvidia
driver to do it.

Now when I look at the xorg.conf file it is missing most of its stuff,
and as I look at it, it keeps getting smaller. What the????

Does anyone have an example of what that file should look like, and how
to save it so it *stays* saved?

Come to think of it, I set it up in Ubuntu 8.10, and upgraded over the
wire to 9.04 before I rebooted.

The monitors are both Compaq FP7317, the driver is Nvidia-173.14.16.
There are some other (later) Nvidia drivers in the directory I guess I
should delete because the 173 is *the* latest one for that card.

Resolution is 1280 x 1024 (60 hz) Horizontal Frequency is 30 to 81 khz,
Vertical Refresh Rate is 56 to 76. I have read somewhere that each
monitor should be set slightly different, don't remember why.

This is not to mention the Twin View and Xinerama settings, which I
don't really understand. I want one desktop spread across two screens,
and I had that for a couple weeks until I rebooted. Only thing I didn't
like was that the new windows would open right in the crack, half on one
side and half on the other.


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