I’ve been attempting to setup my GTX480 for dual x screen, one with an attached monitor(DISPLAY=0) the other without(DISPLAY=1). The second screen without monitor will be used for automated rendering jobs and I won’t need to see the hundreds of windows while the jobs run. I used nvidia-settings tool to get 2 screen setup with 2 monitors plugged in, then I attempted to remove one of the monitor by providing the edid.bin file saved from nvidia-settings using the CustomEDID option. It doesn’t work! The error I got from startx is:
155 (EE) Mar 08 08:50:16 NVIDIA(0): Failed to assign any connected display devices to X screen0 156 (EE) Mar 08 08:50:16 NVIDIA(0): Failing initialization of X screen 0
I’ll attach my xorg.conf as well.
Any idea? Can this even work? Did nvidia “apple” us(ie. force us to pay for a Quadro to get this seemingly trivial feature)? I sincerely hope not, that would tarnish nvidia’s other wise spotless reputation in my book.
A big thanks to anyone who could help!
xorg-conf.txt (2.67 KB)