[AG-TECH] video only shows on primary display
macneisd at dcs.gla.ac.uk
Mon Apr 22 10:58:16 CDT 2002
Yes, that looks like what is happening on my set-up as well, though I've not
tested it Dual-head reports itself as 'enabled but not active'.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov]On
> Behalf Of Osland, CD (Chris)
> Sent: 22 April 2002 16:37
> To: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
> Subject: RE: [AG-TECH] video only shows on primary display
> Oh - another piece of info. While the G200 shows up as
> multiple screens under the Advanced tab, at least for me the
> G450 showed as a single screen that you could set up as 2048
> (or more) wide. The net result is much the same (the first
> 1024 pixel columns come out of the first socket, the next out
> of the second) but it looks different in the software.
> Chris Osland Office tel: +44 (0) 1235 446565
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Allan Spale [mailto:aspale at evl.uic.edu]
> Sent: 22 April 2002 15:59
> To: Stewart Macneill
> Cc: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
> Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] video only shows on primary display
> As a future reference, though this probably will not apply in your case
> since your video card is not recognized, but always make sure to have the
> same color depth selected for all your displays. Otherwise, video will
> show up fine in one display, and then disappear in another display.
> One thing to make sure of is that multiple displays are enabled. This can
> be done by opening up Display Properties and pressing the Advanced button.
> A Matrox dialog will appear. Press the DualHead tab and select the option
> DualHead Multi-Display. Even though you may have already done this, it is
> possible that one of the sections of the Matrox dialog will be of use.
> EVL uses two Matrox G450 cards (one AGP and one PCI) on our display
> machine. We used to have one G200, but after Windows 2000 we noticed
> performance hit (probably related to the driver), so we switched to our
> current setup.
> I hope this information helps you come up with ideas for how to have your
> displays work properly.
> EVL at UIC
> On Mon, 22 Apr 2002, Stewart Macneill wrote:
> > Hi all
> > Just in the process of coaxing our node into life. I've got
> the standard
> > G450 AGP and G200 PCI configuration set up on a dual CPU IBM
> > but have a problem in that the video from my cameras only shows
> up in the
> > primary display.
> > It doesn't seem to matter whether the primary display is set to the LCD
> > monitor or a projector, PCI or AGP, as soon as I drag the Vic
> window onto
> > one of the other displays, the feed is lost - if I minimize and restore
> > the window just picks up whatever is behind it. If I move it back into
> > primary display, I see the video again.
> > The only two oddities I have noticed are that W2K Advanced
> Server (display
> > machine) only reports one of the G450 heads in the Matrox window control
> > panel, and the capture computer (also a dual CPU
> IntelliStation, Red Hat
> > 7.2) reports that it can't find a monitor list and is using the 'main'
> > display. I don't know if that is at all significant.
> > Has anyone come across this problem? I had a search through
> the AG-Tech
> > archives, but didn't find anything.
> > Thanks for any suggestions.
> > Stewart
> > Stewart D Macneill
> > NeSC Systems Manager (Glasgow)
> > University of Glasgow
> > Dept of Computing Science
> > 17 Lilybank Gardens
> > G12 8RZ
> > Tel: 0141 330 3102 (direct)
> > Fax: 0141 330 4913
> > email: macneisd at dcs.gla.ac.uk <mailto:macneisd at dcs.gla.ac.uk>
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