Configuration of dual monitors on openSuSE 13.1
My dual monitor setup is not behaving as in the past and setup was rocky. Is TwinView available for openSuSE 13.1? The nVidia gui does not allow me to select this option. xorg.conf is showing only nvidiaXineramaInfoOrder. monitors: identical NEC 1600x1200 processor: GTS 450 linux kernel:- 3.11.10-7.1 driver package: nvidia-gfxG03-kmp-desktop 331.49_k3.11 6_4-29.1 x11-video-nvidiaG03 331.49-29.1 xorg-x11-driver-video-nouveau 1.0.9-3.1.2 All advice welcome. Thanks.
My dual monitor setup is not behaving as in the past and setup was rocky.

Is TwinView available for openSuSE 13.1? The nVidia gui does not allow me to select this option. xorg.conf is showing only nvidiaXineramaInfoOrder.

monitors: identical NEC 1600x1200
processor: GTS 450
linux kernel:- 3.11.10-7.1
driver package:
nvidia-gfxG03-kmp-desktop 331.49_k3.11 6_4-29.1
x11-video-nvidiaG03 331.49-29.1
xorg-x11-driver-video-nouveau 1.0.9-3.1.2

All advice welcome. Thanks.

#1
Posted 04/22/2014 02:18 PM   
My xorg.conf is as follows: # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings # nvidia-settings: version 331.49 (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-10) Wed Feb 12 20:59:53 PST 2014 # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig # nvidia-xconfig: version 331.49 (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-10) Wed Feb 12 21:00:07 PST 2014 Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0" InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" Option "Xinerama" "0" EndSection Section "Files" EndSection Section "InputDevice" # generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/mouse" Identifier "Mouse0" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection Section "InputDevice" # generated from default Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver "kbd" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" VendorName "Unknown" ModelName "NEC LCD2190UXi" HorizSync 31.0 - 92.0 VertRefresh 50.0 - 85.0 Option "DPMS" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor1" VendorName "Unknown" ModelName "NEC LCD2190UXi" HorizSync 31.0 - 92.0 VertRefresh 50.0 - 85.0 EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" BoardName "GeForce GTS 450" BusID "PCI:7:0:0" Screen 0 EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Device1" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" BoardName "GeForce GTS 450" BusID "PCI:7:0:0" Screen 1 EndSection Section "Screen" # Removed Option "metamodes" "DVI-I-2: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, DVI-I-3: nvidia-auto-select +1600+0" Identifier "Screen0" Device "Device0" Monitor "Monitor0" DefaultDepth 24 Option "Stereo" "0" Option "nvidiaXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0" Option "metamodes" "DVI-I-2: nvidia-auto-select +0+0" Option "SLI" "Off" Option "MultiGPU" "Off" Option "BaseMosaic" "off" SubSection "Display" Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen1" Device "Device1" Monitor "Monitor1" DefaultDepth 24 Option "Stereo" "0" Option "metamodes" "DVI-I-3: nvidia-auto-select +0+0" Option "SLI" "Off" Option "MultiGPU" "Off" Option "BaseMosaic" "off" SubSection "Display" Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection
My xorg.conf is as follows:

# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 331.49 (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-10) Wed Feb 12 20:59:53 PST 2014

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 331.49 (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-10) Wed Feb 12 21:00:07 PST 2014

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
Option "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/mouse"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "NEC LCD2190UXi"
HorizSync 31.0 - 92.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 85.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "NEC LCD2190UXi"
HorizSync 31.0 - 92.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 85.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce GTS 450"
BusID "PCI:7:0:0"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device1"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce GTS 450"
BusID "PCI:7:0:0"
Screen 1
EndSection

Section "Screen"

# Removed Option "metamodes" "DVI-I-2: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, DVI-I-3: nvidia-auto-select +1600+0"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "Stereo" "0"
Option "nvidiaXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0"
Option "metamodes" "DVI-I-2: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
Option "SLI" "Off"
Option "MultiGPU" "Off"
Option "BaseMosaic" "off"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "Device1"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "Stereo" "0"
Option "metamodes" "DVI-I-3: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
Option "SLI" "Off"
Option "MultiGPU" "Off"
Option "BaseMosaic" "off"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

#2
Posted 04/22/2014 02:21 PM   
i also use openSUSE 13.1 with dual screen, but i use a very simple xorg configuration. [olist] [.]i don't use an xorg.conf[/.] [.]i use mostly the default .conf files located in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d[/.] [.]i don't use a 50-device.conf, 50-monitor.conf, 50-screen.conf[/.] [.]BUT i DO use a 15-nvidia.conf[/.] [/olist] here is my 15-nvidia.conf: [code] Section "Device" BoardName "GeForce GTX 765M" Driver "nvidia" Identifier "Device[0]" Option "Coolbits" "13" Option "ProbeAllGpus" "false" Option "MultisampleCompatibility" "true" # use of separate front and back multisample buffers Option "GLShaderDiskCache" "true" Option "IncludeImplicitMetaModes" "Scaling=Centered, Derive16x9Mode=false" Option "AllowUnofficialGLXProtocol" "true" Option "SoftwareRenderCacheSize" "8388608" # TV Option "TVStandard" "HD1080p" # nvidia dual head Option "TwinView" "1" Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0, DFP-2" Option "Metamodes" "DFP-0: 1920x1080+0+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline=On,Scaling=Centered,Derive16x9Mode=false }, DFP-2: nvidia-auto-select+1920+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline=On,Scaling=Centered,Derive16x9Mode=false }; DFP-0: 1600x900+0+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline=On,Scaling=Centered,Derive16x9Mode=false }, DFP-2: nvidia-auto-select+1600+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline=On,Scaling=Centered,Derive16x9Mode=false }; DFP-0: 1280x720+0+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline=On,Scaling=Centered,Derive16x9Mode=false }, DFP-2: nvidia-auto-select+1280+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline=On,Scaling=Centered,Derive16x9Mode=false }" Option "MetaModeOrientation" "DFP-0 LeftOf DFP-2" VendorName "NVidia" EndSection Section "ServerFlags" Option "IgnoreABI" "True" EndSection [/code]
i also use openSUSE 13.1 with dual screen, but i use a very simple xorg configuration.
  1. i don't use an xorg.conf
  2. i use mostly the default .conf files located in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d
  3. i don't use a 50-device.conf, 50-monitor.conf, 50-screen.conf
  4. BUT i DO use a 15-nvidia.conf


here is my 15-nvidia.conf:
Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce GTX 765M"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Option "Coolbits" "13"
Option "ProbeAllGpus" "false"
Option "MultisampleCompatibility" "true" # use of separate front and back multisample buffers
Option "GLShaderDiskCache" "true"
Option "IncludeImplicitMetaModes" "Scaling=Centered, Derive16x9Mode=false"
Option "AllowUnofficialGLXProtocol" "true"
Option "SoftwareRenderCacheSize" "8388608"


# TV
Option "TVStandard" "HD1080p"

# nvidia dual head
Option "TwinView" "1"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0, DFP-2"
Option "Metamodes" "DFP-0: 1920x1080+0+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline=On,Scaling=Centered,Derive16x9Mode=false }, DFP-2: nvidia-auto-select+1920+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline=On,Scaling=Centered,Derive16x9Mode=false }; DFP-0: 1600x900+0+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline=On,Scaling=Centered,Derive16x9Mode=false }, DFP-2: nvidia-auto-select+1600+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline=On,Scaling=Centered,Derive16x9Mode=false }; DFP-0: 1280x720+0+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline=On,Scaling=Centered,Derive16x9Mode=false }, DFP-2: nvidia-auto-select+1280+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline=On,Scaling=Centered,Derive16x9Mode=false }"
Option "MetaModeOrientation" "DFP-0 LeftOf DFP-2"
VendorName "NVidia"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "IgnoreABI" "True"
EndSection

#3
Posted 04/22/2014 03:22 PM   
Thanks for the reply. I have two questions: 1) Am I correct that you are not using the nVidia driver(s) from the nVidia repository? If not, perhaps I should uninstall mine. I do recall that I had some functionality after the original installation before downloading the nVidida drivers. 2) How was your 15-nvidia.conf file generated? Manually coded? I have studied the nVidia readme [url]http://it.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/319.17/README/index.html[/url], but have not found enough to help me code the file(s). Further, where is the 15-nvidia.conf file stored? /etc/x/11 or etc/x11/xorg.conf.d? Thank you again for your help.
Thanks for the reply. I have two questions:

1) Am I correct that you are not using the nVidia driver(s) from the nVidia repository? If not, perhaps I should uninstall mine. I do recall that I had some functionality after the original installation before downloading the nVidida drivers.

2) How was your 15-nvidia.conf file generated? Manually coded? I have studied the nVidia readme http://it.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/319.17/README/index.html, but have not found enough to help me code the file(s). Further, where is the 15-nvidia.conf file stored? /etc/x/11 or etc/x11/xorg.conf.d?

Thank you again for your help.

#4
Posted 04/22/2014 05:46 PM   
[quote="w2tq"]Thanks for the reply. I have two questions: 1) Am I correct that you are not using the nVidia driver(s) from the nVidia repository? If not, perhaps I should uninstall mine. I do recall that I had some functionality after the original installation before downloading the nVidida drivers.[/quote] i use the latest driver from nvidia. links to it are here: [url]https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/533434/linux/current-graphics-driver-releases/[/url] but i think it doesn't matter if you use the latest driver or an older version. i prefer installing it manually. so i can always use the latest driver. of course, i have to reinstall everytime i update the kernel and/or XOrg. [quote="w2tq"]2) How was your 15-nvidia.conf file generated? Manually coded?[/quote] it was derived from my old xorg.conf. in the past i also used an xorg.conf, and the 15-nvidia.conf is nothing else than the device-section of the old xorg.conf. [quote="w2tq"]I have studied the nVidia readme [url]http://it.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/319.17/README/index.html[/url], but have not found enough to help me code the file(s).[/quote] it is not complicated to generate the 15-nvidia.conf. it is simple a device section. and you can place all commands referenced in the nvidia documentation for the nvidia device section. if would start with this: [code] Section "Device" BoardName "GeForce GTS 450" Driver "nvidia" Identifier "Device[0]" # nvidia dual head Option "TwinView" "1" Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DVI-I-2, DVI-I-3" Option "MetaModeOrientation" "DVI-I-2 LeftOf DVI-I-3" VendorName "NVidia" EndSection [/code] you could also try a dedicated metamode-line: [code] Option "Metamodes" "DVI-I-2: 1600x1200+0+0 , DFP-2: 1600x1200+1600+0" [/code] and instead of using 1600x1200 you also could try nvidia-auto-select. [quote="w2tq"]Further, where is the 15-nvidia.conf file stored? /etc/x/11 or etc/x11/xorg.conf.d?[/quote] it has to be stored in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d. like all other XOrg conf files are. [quote="w2tq"]Thank you again for your help.[/quote] you are welcome.
w2tq said:Thanks for the reply. I have two questions:

1) Am I correct that you are not using the nVidia driver(s) from the nVidia repository? If not, perhaps I should uninstall mine. I do recall that I had some functionality after the original installation before downloading the nVidida drivers.


i use the latest driver from nvidia. links to it are here: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/533434/linux/current-graphics-driver-releases/

but i think it doesn't matter if you use the latest driver or an older version.
i prefer installing it manually. so i can always use the latest driver. of course, i have to reinstall everytime i update the kernel and/or XOrg.

w2tq said:2) How was your 15-nvidia.conf file generated? Manually coded?


it was derived from my old xorg.conf. in the past i also used an xorg.conf, and the 15-nvidia.conf is nothing else than the device-section of the old xorg.conf.

w2tq said:I have studied the nVidia readme http://it.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/319.17/README/index.html, but have not found enough to help me code the file(s).


it is not complicated to generate the 15-nvidia.conf.
it is simple a device section.
and you can place all commands referenced in the nvidia documentation for the nvidia device section.
if would start with this:
Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce GTS 450"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
# nvidia dual head
Option "TwinView" "1"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DVI-I-2, DVI-I-3"
Option "MetaModeOrientation" "DVI-I-2 LeftOf DVI-I-3"
VendorName "NVidia"
EndSection


you could also try a dedicated metamode-line:
Option "Metamodes" "DVI-I-2: 1600x1200+0+0 , DFP-2: 1600x1200+1600+0"

and instead of using 1600x1200 you also could try nvidia-auto-select.


w2tq said:Further, where is the 15-nvidia.conf file stored? /etc/x/11 or etc/x11/xorg.conf.d?


it has to be stored in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d.
like all other XOrg conf files are.

w2tq said:Thank you again for your help.


you are welcome.

#5
Posted 04/23/2014 10:02 AM   
Thank you. I need to study your reply carefully.
Thank you. I need to study your reply carefully.

#6
Posted 04/23/2014 06:49 PM   
It is a very interesting topic as i am having the same case. i am using the overman79 approach and trying to make it able to use HDMI, but no luck so far. my question is, where did you get the information of 15-nvidia.conf from? the output of hwinfo --gfxcard is as followed: 10: PCI 02.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA) [Created at pci.319] Unique ID: _Znp.4zwOdn684xF SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0 SysFS BusID: 0000:00:02.0 Hardware Class: graphics card Model: "Intel VGA compatible controller" Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation" Device: pci 0x0166 SubVendor: pci 0x1043 "ASUSTeK Computer Inc." SubDevice: pci 0x2103 Revision: 0x09 Driver: "i915" Driver Modules: "drm" Memory Range: 0xf7400000-0xf77fffff (rw,non-prefetchable) Memory Range: 0xd0000000-0xdfffffff (ro,non-prefetchable) I/O Ports: 0xf000-0xf03f (rw) IRQ: 43 (56128 events) Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00000166sv00001043sd00002103bc03sc00i00" Driver Info #0: Driver Status: i915 is active Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe i915" Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown 22: PCI 100.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA) [Created at pci.319] Unique ID: VCu0.hRhxAYgUv16 Parent ID: vSkL.rPVqNC3_nn6 SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0 SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0 Hardware Class: graphics card Model: "nVidia VGA compatible controller" Vendor: pci 0x10de "nVidia Corporation" Device: pci 0x0fd1 SubVendor: pci 0x1043 "ASUSTeK Computer Inc." SubDevice: pci 0x2103 Revision: 0xff Memory Range: 0xf6000000-0xf6ffffff (rw,non-prefetchable) Memory Range: 0xe0000000-0xefffffff (ro,non-prefetchable) Memory Range: 0xf0000000-0xf1ffffff (ro,non-prefetchable) I/O Ports: 0xe000-0xefff (rw) Memory Range: 0xf7000000-0xf707ffff (ro,non-prefetchable) IRQ: 16 (299 events) Module Alias: "pci:v000010DEd00000FD1sv00001043sd00002103bc03sc00i00" Driver Info #0: Driver Status: nvidiafb is not active Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe nvidiafb" Driver Info #1: Driver Status: nouveau is not active Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe nouveau" Driver Info #2: Driver Status: nvidia is not active Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe nvidia" Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown Attached to: #9 (PCI bridge) Primary display adapter: #10 the only way i can use my nvidia is by using optirun <application> or primusrun <application> any clue for me?
It is a very interesting topic as i am having the same case.
i am using the overman79 approach and trying to make it able to use HDMI, but no luck so far.
my question is, where did you get the information of 15-nvidia.conf from?

the output of hwinfo --gfxcard is as followed:
10: PCI 02.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
[Created at pci.319]
Unique ID: _Znp.4zwOdn684xF
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:00:02.0
Hardware Class: graphics card
Model: "Intel VGA compatible controller"
Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
Device: pci 0x0166
SubVendor: pci 0x1043 "ASUSTeK Computer Inc."
SubDevice: pci 0x2103
Revision: 0x09
Driver: "i915"
Driver Modules: "drm"
Memory Range: 0xf7400000-0xf77fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xd0000000-0xdfffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
I/O Ports: 0xf000-0xf03f (rw)
IRQ: 43 (56128 events)
Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00000166sv00001043sd00002103bc03sc00i00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: i915 is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe i915"
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

22: PCI 100.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
[Created at pci.319]
Unique ID: VCu0.hRhxAYgUv16
Parent ID: vSkL.rPVqNC3_nn6
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0
Hardware Class: graphics card
Model: "nVidia VGA compatible controller"
Vendor: pci 0x10de "nVidia Corporation"
Device: pci 0x0fd1
SubVendor: pci 0x1043 "ASUSTeK Computer Inc."
SubDevice: pci 0x2103
Revision: 0xff
Memory Range: 0xf6000000-0xf6ffffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xe0000000-0xefffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xf0000000-0xf1ffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
I/O Ports: 0xe000-0xefff (rw)
Memory Range: 0xf7000000-0xf707ffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 16 (299 events)
Module Alias: "pci:v000010DEd00000FD1sv00001043sd00002103bc03sc00i00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: nvidiafb is not active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe nvidiafb"
Driver Info #1:
Driver Status: nouveau is not active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe nouveau"
Driver Info #2:
Driver Status: nvidia is not active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe nvidia"
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #9 (PCI bridge)

Primary display adapter: #10

the only way i can use my nvidia is by using optirun <application> or primusrun <application>

any clue for me?

#7
Posted 04/24/2014 06:59 AM   
[quote="Rudi_Black"]It is a very interesting topic as i am having the same case. i am using the overman79 approach and trying to make it able to use HDMI, but no luck so far. my question is, where did you get the information of 15-nvidia.conf from?[/quote] from the nvidia documentation. section "X config options". [url]http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/337.12/README/xconfigoptions.html[/url] [quote="Rudi_Black"] the only way i can use my nvidia is by using optirun <application> or primusrun <application> any clue for me? [/quote] i am afraid no. it seems you are using a notebook with nvidia optimus. this is not very well supported under linux. :-( i myself carefully searched for a notebook which DOES NOT use/contain nvidia optimus.
Rudi_Black said:It is a very interesting topic as i am having the same case.
i am using the overman79 approach and trying to make it able to use HDMI, but no luck so far.
my question is, where did you get the information of 15-nvidia.conf from?


from the nvidia documentation. section "X config options".
http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/337.12/README/xconfigoptions.html

Rudi_Black said:
the only way i can use my nvidia is by using optirun <application> or primusrun <application>

any clue for me?


i am afraid no.
it seems you are using a notebook with nvidia optimus.
this is not very well supported under linux. :-(
i myself carefully searched for a notebook which DOES NOT use/contain nvidia optimus.

#8
Posted 04/24/2014 07:11 AM   
Sigh..... i wished i knew it 6 month ago... :( anyway... i've tried linux mint live CD.. and it can use the HDMI. I dont think the live cd uses nvidia driver as i cant see any trace of nvidia in it. does it means i still have a hope? *pray hard* :) how can you tell that this NB use the optimus ? hmm... this is asus n56vz.. -all the best-
Sigh..... i wished i knew it 6 month ago... :(
anyway... i've tried linux mint live CD.. and it can use the HDMI. I dont think the live cd uses nvidia driver as i cant see any trace of nvidia in it.

does it means i still have a hope? *pray hard* :)
how can you tell that this NB use the optimus ? hmm... this is asus n56vz..

-all the best-

#9
Posted 04/24/2014 09:15 AM   
[quote="Rudi_Black"]Sigh..... i wished i knew it 6 month ago... :( [/quote] yes, selecting a new notebook for running under linux takes some time and research.... it took me quite some time to find the ASUS G750J..... ;-) [quote="Rudi_Black"]anyway... i've tried linux mint live CD.. and it can use the HDMI. I dont think the live cd uses nvidia driver as i cant see any trace of nvidia in it.[/quote] most likely it uses the intel-gfx-chip, and mot likely the intel chip also has access to the HDMI output. you can check this when analyzing the /var/log/Xorg.0.log and /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d) files when booted with the live-cd. [quote="Rudi_Black"]does it means i still have a hope? *pray hard* :)[/quote] if the live-cd is able to use HDMI, then you installed linux can do this also. [quote="Rudi_Black"]how can you tell that this NB use the optimus ? hmm... this is asus n56vz..[/quote] i interpreted this from the output of your "hwinfo --gfxcard" command. there are 2 "Hardware Class: graphics card" entries. and these links prove me right: [url]http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Asus-N56VZ-S4044V-Notebook.78305.0.html[/url] [url]https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/522057/geforce-mobile-gpus/question-about-optimus/[/url] [url]http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus/664468-asus-n56vz-ds71-first-impressions-15.html[/url]
Rudi_Black said:Sigh..... i wished i knew it 6 month ago... :(


yes, selecting a new notebook for running under linux takes some time and research....
it took me quite some time to find the ASUS G750J..... ;-)

Rudi_Black said:anyway... i've tried linux mint live CD.. and it can use the HDMI. I dont think the live cd uses nvidia driver as i cant see any trace of nvidia in it.


most likely it uses the intel-gfx-chip, and mot likely the intel chip also has access to the HDMI output.
you can check this when analyzing the /var/log/Xorg.0.log and /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d) files when booted with the live-cd.

Rudi_Black said:does it means i still have a hope? *pray hard* :)


if the live-cd is able to use HDMI, then you installed linux can do this also.

Rudi_Black said:how can you tell that this NB use the optimus ? hmm... this is asus n56vz..


i interpreted this from the output of your "hwinfo --gfxcard" command.
there are 2 "Hardware Class: graphics card" entries.
and these links prove me right:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Asus-N56VZ-S4044V-Notebook.78305.0.html
https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/522057/geforce-mobile-gpus/question-about-optimus/
http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus/664468-asus-n56vz-ds71-first-impressions-15.html

#10
Posted 04/24/2014 10:05 AM   
Ironically, much of the functionality appears to be available with the stock SuSE 13.1 install, without the nVidia driver installed. That is, I have one large continuous screen and can move items back and forth between the two monitors or have a window straddle the two displays. I first configured dual monitors 10 years ago with 9.1 and then with successive releases, each time using the nVidia driver. I don't understand what the nVidia driver will now provide over the current configuration in 13.1. Although I installed the driver manually under 11.4, I note that openSuSE has a "one-click" option, as well as installation via Yast and Zypper. Do these work? Is one preferable over the others?
Ironically, much of the functionality appears to be available with the stock SuSE 13.1 install, without the nVidia driver installed. That is, I have one large continuous screen and can move items back and forth between the two monitors or have a window straddle the two displays.

I first configured dual monitors 10 years ago with 9.1 and then with successive releases, each time using the nVidia driver. I don't understand what the nVidia driver will now provide over the current configuration in 13.1.

Although I installed the driver manually under 11.4, I note that openSuSE has a "one-click" option, as well as installation via Yast and Zypper. Do these work? Is one preferable over the others?

#11
Posted 04/24/2014 12:47 PM   
i've tried the "once click" and the "hard way".. none of them works for me.. then i follow the instructions from http://smithfarm-thebrain.blogspot.cz/2013/10/opensuse-131-nvidia-optimus-bumblebee.html it works.. the only thing left... i just want to have the HDMI running and hopefully it runs by using the nvidia card. i dont think i will give up on it yet.. there are some infos from ubuntu users that can make it so.. pls refer to http://www.webupd8.org/2012/08/get-hdmi-working-with-nvidia-optimus-on.html will i switch to ubuntu? i dont think so.. i've been using suse since version 4 (before suse i tried red had, slackware and debian) and so far i have not found any distro that has a tool like yast. anyway, i've no problem for dual monitors by using the vga port. and i can even use the hdmi (via intel card) if i willing to use linux mint. hehehe.. i think.. i just too old to adopt other distros approach.. so.. i will fight this case as for my weekend case :)
i've tried the "once click" and the "hard way".. none of them works for me..
then i follow the instructions from http://smithfarm-thebrain.blogspot.cz/2013/10/opensuse-131-nvidia-optimus-bumblebee.html it works.. the only thing left... i just want to have the HDMI running and hopefully it runs by using the nvidia card.

i dont think i will give up on it yet.. there are some infos from ubuntu users that can make it so..
pls refer to http://www.webupd8.org/2012/08/get-hdmi-working-with-nvidia-optimus-on.html


will i switch to ubuntu? i dont think so.. i've been using suse since version 4 (before suse i tried red had, slackware and debian) and so far i have not found any distro that has a tool like yast.

anyway, i've no problem for dual monitors by using the vga port. and i can even use the hdmi (via intel card) if i willing to use linux mint.

hehehe.. i think.. i just too old to adopt other distros approach.. so.. i will fight this case as for my weekend case :)

#12
Posted 04/25/2014 12:49 AM   
this is what i did : 1. chk if the HDMI output is wired to nvidia : optirun nvidia-xconfig --query-gpu-info the result when a tv connected to hdmi port will be different to if not conected. what does it means to me? i think.. the HDMI is wired to nvidia 2. create the xorg.conf : optirun nvidia-xconfig --enable-all-gpus it will create the /etc/X11/xorg.conf i edited it and add the BusID which i got from the result of number 1 i then renamed to xorg.conf.try (just to avoid any problem if i have to restart my notebook 3. test the Xorg config : startx -- -config org.conf.nvidia voila.... the output goes to the tv via hdmi .. but... my notebook's monitor goes dark and unusable.. hmmm... it was a good fight.. i'll continue fighting a bit more :) i hope it will give a bit light to anyone in the same problem ... have fun guys...
this is what i did :
1. chk if the HDMI output is wired to nvidia :
optirun nvidia-xconfig --query-gpu-info

the result when a tv connected to hdmi port will be different to if not conected. what does it means to me? i think.. the HDMI is wired to nvidia

2. create the xorg.conf :
optirun nvidia-xconfig --enable-all-gpus
it will create the /etc/X11/xorg.conf

i edited it and add the BusID which i got from the result of number 1
i then renamed to xorg.conf.try (just to avoid any problem if i have to restart my notebook

3. test the Xorg config :
startx -- -config org.conf.nvidia

voila.... the output goes to the tv via hdmi .. but... my notebook's monitor goes dark and unusable..

hmmm... it was a good fight.. i'll continue fighting a bit more :)

i hope it will give a bit light to anyone in the same problem ... have fun guys...

#13
Posted 04/26/2014 09:39 AM   
pff... sorry typo.. on step 3 startx -- -config org.conf.nvidia it should be startx -- -config org.conf.try
pff... sorry typo.. on step 3
startx -- -config org.conf.nvidia it should be startx -- -config org.conf.try

#14
Posted 04/26/2014 09:58 AM   
oh no... i think i miss 1 step... i can not replicate the small victory again... :( aaaarrrrgggghhhh
oh no... i think i miss 1 step... i can not replicate the small victory again... :( aaaarrrrgggghhhh

#15
Posted 04/26/2014 10:07 AM   
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