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Question CD amd64 bit, pcbsd9 + LXDE install: Dual monitor xorg setup
Hello,

Problem:

I have been trying unsuccessfully to set up xorg with dual monitor under a new install of pcbsd using the CD install.

Here is my xorg:

http://pastebin.com/QKHYV1gT

Question:

Can anyone post a successful dual monitor xorg config that I can use? I assume they should be very similar to one another.

I've tried to set up twinview as options, i've tried to change the driver to nvidia, that I found out I don't have installed.

I did search the forum and found this:

http://forums.pcbsd.org/showthread.php?t=14790

During the CD install however, there is no option to choose your video card. The install is pretty small.

Thank you all in advanced. Kindly let me know if I should clarify further or if you need more information.
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Default CD amd64 bit, pcbsd9 + LXDE install: Dual monitor xorg setup
This is easy to fix. Boot into the desktop and go to control panel ->
system manager -> system packages -> hardware drivers / nvidia. Make
sure its selected, then hit apply and it'll install the nvidia binary
drivers for you. Next reboot, and hit option 6 to re-run the display
setup wizard and you can easily setup dual-head from there.
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Kris, Thanks so much for your help. I will definitely give it a shot tonight as soon as I get home.

One more thing, is this the recommended way to install sys. packages? for example, I had to install google go (golang.org) and when I did a $make && make install inside the /usr/ports/lang/go it built successfully but was missing parts, i'm not sure if I did it right. However, when i did a pkg_add -r go --> everything was installed in the correct place.

I will post tonight if this solution worked. In any case, your help is much appreciated, pcbsd9 is very good so far. I did have some random difficulties when the installer would not recognize a virtual raid1 disk (bios raid). So I have to install it on one physical drive. I am in the midsts of figuring out how to install software raid, but that is for another forum post. Thanks again for your hard work.
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Default CD amd64 bit, pcbsd9 + LXDE install: Dual monitor xorg setup
If you plan on installing ports, you should be using the "portjail"
option in the menus. That will keep them installed in a separate jail,
and not lost upon updates to the system.
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I just wanted to reply to the video card problem.

Yes, indeed, this works as stated!!! -- Super easy setup. literally 4 clicks. Awesome!

Regarding the second thing. When you say a portjail -- What is then the difference between a regular jail and a portjail ? so I would have to say: ssh -X user@ip.address and then start the applications via command line that I want to use with X11.

In any case thank you so much for your help. I really can't be happier with my installation right now.

PS: should I delete the applications I already installed and installed them via portjail?
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Glad it worked! Portjail is a customized jail with your homedir mounted
inside and /tmp, so you can run X applications without any messing around
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:10 AM
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Excellent! that's pretty good. I will install this for now until your utility for EasyPBI comes out so I can make all the PBI's from the /usr/ports dir easily. Thanks again.
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