Dual Monitor using TwinView without overriding 190.xx.xx driver

Asked by Joe De Mann on 2010-01-04

I would like to setup dual monitor

I'm using ubuntu 8.10 and nvidia driver 190.18 (i have 9800 GT)

i can get to the gui to setup the monitors, but my problem is binary driver necessary for TwinView
I can install from here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia

but then it overrides my 190.18 nvidia driver (which messes with the screen resolution and more importantly i can't use my cuda compiler)

is there anyway to set this up without overriding 190.18 driver?

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Solved by:
actionparsnip
Solved:
2010-01-07
Last query:
2010-01-07
Last reply:
2010-01-05

if you run:

sudo nvidia-xconfig; gksudo nvidia-settings

You can configure the xorg.conf file and will make it work. Did you install the 190 driver via jockey (the gui to install drivers) or did you download the driver from nvidia's website?

You can also add the nvidia PPA:
https://launchpad.net/~nvidia-vdpau/+archive/ppa

to install the newer 190.53 version than is on the driver. You could even try the 195.30 driver which is also on the same nvidia ppa

Joe De Mann (lorenzofertita) said : #2

Yeah it worked! thx actionparsnip! actioncarrot has got nothing on you

Joe De Mann (lorenzofertita) said : #3

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.