X.org, dual monitors and nv

Gary Thornock gthornock at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 24 17:25:42 MST 2009


--- On Tue, 2/24/09, Andrew McNabb <amcnabb at mcnabbs.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 11:15:09AM -0800, Gary Thornock wrote:
>>
>> Has anyone ever successfully set up dual monitors using the
>> open source nv driver in X.org?
>
> The nv driver has all kinds of problems and doesn't even
> support RandR 1.2.  I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure it
> doesn't work with dual monitors.  However, the Nouveau driver
> has been making great progress.  I don't know if it's available
> for FreeBSD, but I've had pretty good luck with it on Linux.
> Anyway, with Nouveau, it should automatically detect the
> displays, and you can use the xrandr command-line utility to
> pick the orientation and placement of the monitors.

After a bit of xorg.conf work, it looks like nouveau will work well.

Thanks!



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