On Wed 19 Dec 2018 11:54:01 PM CST, wylbur wrote:


Wayland is a significant problem.

I did a re-install (SLED15) and installed GNOME w/o wayland and now I
get output to both monitors, but they are duplicates and the system
doesn't recognize them individually so that I can get into extended
mode. Or set them to a better resolution.

Here are some diagnostics I ran. I do not know if they will mean
anything, but I was trying to figure out why I have this situation.

> >

Code:
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> > lspci -nnk| egrep -A3 "VGA|3D"

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> >

> 06:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation G72
> [GeForce 7200 GS / 7300 SE] [10de:01d3] (rev a1)
> Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Device [3842:c711]
> Kernel modules: nouveau
> 07:00.0 Non-Essential Instrumentation [1300]: Advanced Micro Devices,
> Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:145a]
>
> *Selected dmesg output:*
>
> Linux version 4.12.14-25.25-default (geeko@buildhost) (gcc version
> 7.3.1 20180323 [gcc-7-branch revision 258812] (SUSE Linux) ) #1 SMP
> Thu Oct 25 16:07:27 UTC 2018 (d2d8b17)
> [ 0.000000] Command line:
> BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.12.14-25.25-default
> root=UUID=1d80f419-3c47-4526-ab0c-8207c84027fa
> resume=/dev/disk/by-uuid/70704f1e-f0e3-43d8-a4bb-381245191e01
> splash=silent quiet showopts crashkernel=166M,high
> crashkernel=72M,low
>
> Linux version 4.12.14-25.25-default (geeko@buildhost) (gcc version
> 7.3.1 20180323 [gcc-7-branch revision 258812] (SUSE Linux) ) #1 SMP
> Thu Oct 25 16:07:27 UTC 2018 (d2d8b17)
> [ 0.000000] Command line:
> BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.12.14-25.25-default
> root=UUID=1d80f419-3c47-4526-ab0c-8207c84027fa
> resume=/dev/disk/by-uuid/70704f1e-f0e3-43d8-a4bb-381245191e01
> splash=silent quiet showopts crashkernel=166M,high
> crashkernel=72M,low
>
> efifb: probing for efifb
> [ 2.661819] efifb: framebuffer at 0xc0000000, using 3072k, total
> 3072k
> [ 2.661820] efifb: mode is 1024x768x32, linelength=4096, pages=1
> [ 2.661820] efifb: scrolling: redraw
> [ 2.661822] efifb: Truecolor: size=8:8:8:8, shift=24:16:8:0
> [ 2.670179] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device
> 128x48
> [ 2.678406] fb0: EFI VGA frame buffer device
>


What I would like to get to is:


- Left monitor as primary, right monitor as secondary with the
appropriate resolutions for each.
- Primary with a systray/taskbar and the ability to minimize to it
- Behavior similar to "Windows 7" for a display so my wife is happy
with this


The more stuff I try the more my head hurts. I don't want to do another
install.
I tried xrandr, and it was telling me I only had one monitor, so trying
to use it to config for better -- I just was spinning my wheels as it
were.

I know that SLED15 works and can work quite well as my temporary desktop
system -- SLED15 works GREAT once I added another GB of RAM (now at
5GB). 4GB was just not enough. And it is running with dual monitors, one
on a KVM Switch so I share it with my employer's laptop.

Anyone know what I am missing from the install that I can get Yast to
load and apply, or any config stuff (and where is the doc for it so I
can get it right)?


Hi
Just go in the Gnome Settings under Devices and Displays configure as
required?

Can you check your xorg file ~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log.

So How are the displays connecting, all from the one card? What type of
connection to each monitor, vga,hdmi,dvi etc?

I only see the output from the Nvidia card, where is the radeon card,
on board? If so, can you check the BIOS and see if it's available, my
HP desktop here is one or the other, onboard or PCIe.

--
Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
SLES 15 | GNOME Shell 3.26.2 | 4.12.14-25.25-default
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