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Old 10-13-2004, 05:03 PM   #1
gorilla
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Dual-Monitor Radeon 7500


Howdy all,

My main desktop machine is running FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE. I am using a Radeon 7500 Dual Monitor setup that works quite well. Is it a safe thought for me to think if I install Sarge on this machine and I can use my XF86Config file from FreeBSD?

I am just getting into Debian. I am planning on using Debian as my gameserver OS and I need to get used to it first.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 02:05 PM   #2
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dual monitors on mandrake?

hey people.... i have a radeon 7500 card in my machine with mandrake installed. i want to know how to create a dual monitor setup, if someone could help, i would be very thankful
 
Old 03-01-2005, 08:41 PM   #3
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like this..............
XF86Config-4

# File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't
work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor0"
VendorName "Samsung"
ModelName "Samsung SyncMaster 21GLs"
HorizSync 30.0-82.0
VertRefresh 50.0-120.0

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync
-vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Acer"
ModelName "Acer 56e"
HorizSync 30.0-69.0
VertRefresh 50.0-110.0

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync
-vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device0"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)"
Driver "nv"
BusID "PCI:0:11:0"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "RIVA TNT2"
Driver "nv"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen0"
Device "device0"
Monitor "monitor0"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 800 600
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 800 600
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 800 600
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 800 600
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout2"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen0" 0 0
Screen "screen1" Rightof "screen0"
Option "Xinerama" "On"
EndSection
 
Old 09-28-2005, 10:22 AM   #4
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Will the example shown here work with Etch & X.org?
 
Old 09-28-2005, 10:12 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by gorilla
Will the example shown here work with Etch & X.org?
No the keyboard detection would fail because of the driver but other than that it is a reasonable file for his setup. Generally you add a second section for another monitor, video card and display then modify the Server Layout to have it use both screens restart the X server to have both activated. I see that you already have a dual setup so this is probably nothing new to you you should be able to use the old monitor & screen sections if they look close to what Debian gives you in a single setup most likely the server layout as well just keep the mouse, keyboard and modules sections as is they may be different than what you are using but again compare and see.
 
  


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