[mythtv-users] MX4000 Dual X Servers - Config Help please :-)

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 7 19:58:44 UTC 2006


Steve Daniels wrote:

> Replying to my first post... how embarrassing!
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Daniels" 
> <steve.p.daniels at googlemail.com>
> To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2006 9:52 AM
> Subject: [mythtv-users] MX4000 Dual X Servers - Config Help please :-)
>
>>
>> I think what I need is two seperate xorg.conf's and gdm.conf set up 
>> to call the properly. I'm just going down this route now, but would 
>> really appreciate some help. It'd be great if someone who has already 
>> done something like this or similair could donate their config files. 
>> I've googled till I'm blue in the face, but with people haveing so 
>> many different names for this type of configuration it's hard to find 
>> any real results. Any info I seem to find appears to be outdated as 
>> well :-(
>>
>
> Just googlin again and found this post:
>
> http://mythtv.org/pipermail/mythtv-users/2005-March/078557.html
>
> The second one down remindinded me about the following links..
>
> http://cambuca.ldhs.cetuc.puc-rio.br/multiuser/
>
> More specifically:
>
> ftp://ftp.linux.cz/pub/linux/people/jan_kasprzak/xorg-dualhead/
>
> I remember checking the above's mirror and seeing out of date packages 
> and being disheartend. But just checked the above ftp site and found 
> they're not so out of date after all. So I'm currently downloading 
> ftp://ftp.linux.cz/pub/linux/people/jan_kasprzak/xorg-dualhead/xorg-x11-6.8.2-37dualhead.src.rpm 
> which will hopefully compile to allow me to run two Xorg servers at once.
>
> Does anyone else have experience with this?

I have the same setup: MX4000 - one output feeding a CRT at 1280 and the 
S-Video feeding a tv. Most of the time, the mythfrontend is running on 
the S-Video and I use the CRT for checking mythtv, running mythtv-setup, 
etc.

Only one xorg.conf:

====================================================
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "single head configuration"
    Screen      0  "ScreenLCD" 
    Screen      1  "ScreenTV" RightOf "ScreenLCD"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

#NEW FROM FC2
Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "BlankTime" "0"
        Option "StandbyTime" "0"
        Option "SuspendTime" "0"
        Option "OffTime" "0"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name 
of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
    RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/nvidia"
    ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions"
    ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
    FontPath     "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load  "v4l"
    Load  "dbe"
    Load  "extmod"
    Load  "fbdevhw"
    Load  "glx"
    Load  "record"
    Load  "freetype"
    Load  "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Keyboard0"
    Driver      "kbd"
    Option        "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option        "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Mouse0"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option        "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option        "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option        "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option        "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier   "MonitorLCD"
    VendorName   "Envision"
    ModelName    "EN-710e"
    DisplaySize  320    240
    HorizSync    30.0 - 70.0
    VertRefresh  50.0 - 130.0
#Energy Star - turns monitor off/on
    Option        "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier   "MonitorTV"
    VendorName   "Panasonic"
    ModelName    "A TV"
    HorizSync    30.0 - 50.0
    VertRefresh  60.0
#Energy Star - turns monitor off/on
    Option        "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "nvidiaLCD"
    Driver      "nvidia"
    VendorName  "BFG"
    BoardName   "NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX"
    BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
    Option      "XvmcUsesTextures" "true"
    Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "nvidiaTV"
    Driver      "nvidia"
    VendorName  "BFG"
    BoardName   "NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX"
    BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
    Option      "XvmcUsesTextures" "true"
#added NvAGP 13Dec2005
        Option      "NvAGP" "3"
    Screen 1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "ScreenLCD"
    Device     "nvidiaLCD"
    Monitor    "MonitorLCD"
    DefaultDepth     24
    Option      "ConnectedMonitor"    "CRT"
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     16
        Modes    "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" 
"640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     24
        Modes    "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" 
"640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "ScreenTV"
    Device     "nvidiaTV"
    Monitor    "MonitorTV"
    DefaultDepth     24
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     24
        Modes    "480x480" "640x480" "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    Option      "ConnectedMonitor"    "TV"
    Option      "TVOutFormat"    "SVIDEO"
    Option      "TVOverScan"     "1.0"
    Option      "TVStandard"     "NTSC-M"
EndSection


Section "DRI"
    Group        0
    Mode         0666
EndSection




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