Nvidia twinview – changing the screen order

January 26, 2010 at 4:01 pm Leave a comment

This took me a while to get working. I couldn’t seem to get nvidia-settings to do what I wanted to do, though I may have just been being inept.

The procedure I used was as follows:

  • Backup up your xorg.conf (/etc/X11/xorg.conf)
  • Open xorg.conf in a text editor as root
  • Find the “metamodes” option in the “screen section”
  • Switch around the offsets until you think you have the right settings. (Offers look like +x+y)
  • Restart x (you can do this with Alt – SysRq – K (and on some systems Ctrl-Alt-backspace)

There is documentation about this here:
http://http.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-8178/README/appendix-g.html

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