[Nouveau] nouveau xorg.conf documentation

Maarten Maathuis madman2003 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 06:38:35 PST 2009

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 1:26 PM, Dave Airlie <airlied at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 1:16 AM, Maarten Maathuis <madman2003 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 3:42 PM, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:
>>> I'm trying to get started with nouveau.  I have it compiled, I have it
>>> installed, but I'm having trouble working out the xorg.conf file.
>>> My system has 3 video cards; one is a single DVI out, two are dual DVI
>>> out. From the messages in the xorg log files, nouveau expects config for
>>> DVI-I-0 and DVI-I-1, and so on.  Going from the nvidia blob is not as
>>> easy as changing nvidia to nouveau; all of the options are different and
>>> the structure of the file is different.
>>> Can someone who has a working nouveau xorg.conf with multiple cards and
>>> dual DVI cards please put this on on the wiki?  The wiki is really short
>>> of info for casual user/developers like me.  My time and knowledge are
>>> limited so any help I get is greatly appreciated.
>>> Thanks,
>>> --Yan
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>> All randr-1.2+ drivers are incapable of doing the xinerama style
>> multihead, until someone writes the needed xorg code.
> Thats not true, radeon runs fine in Xinerama with other radeons, X
> when pciaccess happened
> lost the ability to int10 post secondary cards, however if you have a
> driver that can post without int10
> it should be okay.
> you can disable randr have have working Xinerama Intel are just being lazy.
> I'm not sure nouveau cares enough to bother implementing zaphod, but
> single head might be possible.
> Dave.
>> If you want a protocol screen per card, then that should be possible,
>> minus possible nouveau bugs. Few people actually have a multi card
>> setup, so a standard config isn't really available.
>> You can try using this howto
>> "http://wiki.debian.org/XStrikeForce/HowToRandR12" and expand it to
>> two (protocol) screens in your xorg.conf
>> Maarten.
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I did say randr-1.2 drivers, which implies using randr-1.2, zaphod is
something else altogether, which nouveau doesn't support.


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