When I tried to set up my xinerama xorg.conf it would fail when using the nv
driver but work fine with nvidia proprietary driver. The error message
generated is not very helpful at all. From what I've glanced here and there nv
doesn't support xinerama on a single device.
Do you mean that it doesn't support multiple outputs on a single device?
That's not Xinerama - Xinerama is merely a mechanism for making multiple
screens act as one logical screen, so "doesn't support xinerama on a single
device" doesn't make sense.
>Do you mean that it doesn't support multiple outputs on a single device?
yes, that is what I meant.
as the proprietary nvidia driver probably suffers from unacceptable security
holes(http://kerneltrap.org/node/7228) I'd really like to use the free software
driver. But because the free software driver doesn't support the two outputs on
my 7900GT I cannot use both my screens. I want to know if anyone is working on
this or how difficult it would be to add such support myself.
PS. Please change the NEEDINFO status
Clearing the NEEDINFO since the questions from comment #1 were answered in #2.
(This will mark the bug as ASSIGNED even though I doubt anyone is actually
working on this since I don't think anyone outside nVidia has the necessary
information to do so without reverse engineering.)
I've already sent a complaint to nvidia.
What kind of info is needed for making the nv driver multihead capable?
Sorry about the phenomenal bug spam, guys. Adding xorg-team@ to the QA contact so bugs don't get lost in future.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 5190 ***