[GRLUG] X11 Multi monitor question

David Pembrook david at pembrook.net
Mon May 29 18:56:20 EDT 2006

I've got all three monitors displaying independant desktops but I can't 
move the mouse between them.

Part of the config was basically copied from working suse configs 
(relevent details updated of course). I got the nvidia card working dual 
head there but wanted to be running a Debian system so I scrapped that 
install. Also the nvidia tool you can download recognises both displays 
and shows the settings.

Here is the relevent portion of the config, I'll show the whole thing if 
it will help, but the displays come up properly so I don't believe its 
in the devices, screens, or monitor sections. I got the devices config 
information from nvidia and that part worked on suse

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default Layout"
        Option          "Clone" "off"
        Option          "Xinerama" "off"
        Screen          "screen[0]"
        Screen          "Screen[1]" leftOf "Screen[0]"
        Screen          "Screen[2]" rightOf "Screen[0]"
        InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"

for kicks here's the devices:

Section "Device"
  BoardName    "0x0322"
  BusID        "1:0:0"
  Driver       "nvidia"
  Identifier   "nvidia0"
  Screen       0
  VendorName   "NVidia"

Section "Device"
  BoardName    "0x0322"
  BusID        "1:0:0"
  Driver       "nvidia"
  Identifier   "nvidia1"
  Screen       1
  VendorName   "NVidia"

Section "Device"
        BoardName    "MGA 2064W"
        BusID        "00:09:0"
        Driver       "mga"
        Identifier   "matrox"
        Option       "NoHal"
        VendorName   "Matrox"

Any thoughts? I'm getting closer here! Its nice to see them all lit up 
at least.


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