Re: [SLUG] Nvidia GeForce FX5700 256 setup on Ubuntu 9.04

From: Eben King (
Date: Sun May 31 2009 - 14:06:18 EDT

On Sun, 31 May 2009, Pete Theisen wrote:

> Eben King wrote:
>> On Fri, 29 May 2009, Eben King wrote:
>>> On Fri, 29 May 2009, Pete Theisen wrote:
>>>> Gentoo, in my experience, does everything the hard way. Ubuntu, on the
>>>> other hand, has a lot of default handling built into the kernel. Or so
>>>> they say, and I hope!
>>> There were two main ways of doing dual-headed configurations. Xinerama,
>>> and some other method that hadn't been around as long.
>> "Twinview"
>>> I picked Xinerama -- even though it was harder to do -- in case the other
>>> method turned out to be a flash in the pan. I didn't want to risk ending
>>> up with an orphaned configuration.
> Indeed. They say it is either or, at times I have tried to do both - I
> have used this box with Gentoo (set up by a friend who had a devil of a
> time), Mepis (which is easy but is not real compatible with a lot of
> packages), Debian (which I couldn't get to work) and now Ubuntu (which was
> working before I rebooted).
> A decent time has elapsed for comments, I am going to try it tonight.

It took me a while to get this machine's video working. At the time, I
thought it was the double heads giving me grief, now (what with my
so-far-inability to make the DVR work) I think it might be inherent to
Nvidia. All I want on the DVR is _one_ screen. OK, it goes through an
adapter and a stereo before it hits the TV, but still.

-eben      QebWenE01R@vTerYizUonI.nOetP

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