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Old 01-19-2010, 11:05 AM   #1
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3-monitors using ATI Radeon 2600 Video Card?


Hi-

I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 on an HP Desktop with an ATI Radeon 2600 pci card that has four outputs. I want to run the same 3-monitor array that I had in windows.

Is it possible to get this thing running and configured right in Linux? At the moment I can only get it to send a signal to 2 monitors. I installed the drivers step by step from the manufacturer, but I can't seem to get a signal to all 3 monitors.

Anyone know how I can get this running?

Thanks
 
Old 01-19-2010, 11:18 AM   #2
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Is this a HD2600 or a HD2600 X2? Are you using the open source drivers or the proprietary drivers?

Adam
 
Old 01-19-2010, 11:33 AM   #3
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Is this a HD2600 or a HD2600 X2? Are you using the open source drivers or the proprietary drivers?

Adam
If I run lspci -v one of the entries shows:

VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV630 [Radeon HD 2600XT]

Does that make it an X2? How do I confirm?

I'm trying with the proprietary drivers again right now. I didn't build the distro-specific setup, but there wasn't a choice for 9.10 (I used the 9.04). I'm about to reboot and see it that made a difference
 
Old 01-19-2010, 11:47 AM   #4
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Can you show the full output of 'lspci -v'?

The reason I ask is that the HD2600 has one GPU with two CRTCs, which means that it can only really drive two outputs at once. So if it's not an X2, then I'm unsure of how it's driving three monitors under Windows.

If it is a HD2600 X2, then it has two separate GPUs on the card, each probably with two CRTCs. This setup is often used in a crossfire configuration, though I'm not familiar with crossfire, so I don't know if that configuration allows for more than two CRTCs to be used at once. *However*, crossfire is only supported with the proprietary driver, so if you do have an X2, you would need to use the proprietary drivers for crossfire.

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Old 01-19-2010, 12:57 PM   #5
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Can you show the full output of 'lspci -v'?

The reason I ask is that the HD2600 has one GPU with two CRTCs, which means that it can only really drive two outputs at once. So if it's not an X2, then I'm unsure of how it's driving three monitors under Windows.

If it is a HD2600 X2, then it has two separate GPUs on the card, each probably with two CRTCs. This setup is often used in a crossfire configuration, though I'm not familiar with crossfire, so I don't know if that configuration allows for more than two CRTCs to be used at once. *However*, crossfire is only supported with the proprietary driver, so if you do have an X2, you would need to use the proprietary drivers for crossfire.

Adam
shaimin@TZOTZIL:~$ sudo lspci -v
[sudo] password for shaimin:
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 10)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
Kernel modules: ati-agp

00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 99
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=68
I/O behind bridge: 0000c000-0000cfff
Memory behind bridge: fda00000-fdafffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000d8000000-00000000dfffffff
Capabilities: [44] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:02.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI-X Root Port
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=05, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000efff
Memory behind bridge: fdb00000-fddfffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000b0000000-00000000cfffffff
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot-), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel <?>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:12.0 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 Serial ATA Controller (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 22
I/O ports at ff00 [size=8]
I/O ports at fe00 [size=4]
I/O ports at fd00 [size=8]
I/O ports at fc00 [size=4]
I/O ports at fb00 [size=16]
Memory at fe02f000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
Expansion ROM at fdf80000 [disabled] [size=512K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
Kernel driver in use: sata_sil

00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (prog-if 10)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
Memory at fe02e000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (prog-if 10)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
Memory at fe02d000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller (prog-if 20)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
Memory at fe02c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 12)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
I/O ports at 0b00 [size=16]
Memory at fe02b000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: [b0] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable- Fixed+
Kernel modules: i2c-piix4

00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
I/O ports at f900 [size=16]
Capabilities: [70] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp

00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge (prog-if 01)
Flags: bus master, VGA palette snoop, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=06, subordinate=06, sec-latency=64
I/O behind bridge: 0000b000-0000bfff
Memory behind bridge: fd900000-fd9fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: fde00000-fdefffff

00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a27
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
Memory at fe02a000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [40] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
Kernel driver in use: ATI IXP AC97 controller
Kernel modules: snd-atiixp

00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
Flags: fast devsel
Capabilities: [80] HyperTransport: Host or Secondary Interface

00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
Flags: fast devsel

00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
Flags: fast devsel

00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
Flags: fast devsel
Kernel driver in use: k8temp
Kernel modules: k8temp

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 [Radeon Xpress 200G Series]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
Memory at d8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
I/O ports at ce00 [size=256]
Memory at fdaf0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at fda00000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Kernel modules: radeon

02:00.0 PCI bridge: PLX Technology, Inc. PEX 8547 48-lane, 3-port PCI Express Switch (rev aa)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Memory at fdde0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
Bus: primary=02, secondary=03, subordinate=05, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000efff
Memory behind bridge: fdb00000-fdcfffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000b0000000-00000000cfffffff
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [48] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask+ 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [68] Express Upstream Port, MSI 00
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: PLX Technology, Inc. PEX 8547 48-lane, 3-port PCI Express Switch
Capabilities: [100] Device Serial Number df-0e-00-b5-10-48-85-aa
Capabilities: [fb4] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
Capabilities: [138] Power Budgeting <?>
Capabilities: [148] Virtual Channel <?>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
Kernel modules: shpchp

03:08.0 PCI bridge: PLX Technology, Inc. PEX 8547 48-lane, 3-port PCI Express Switch (rev aa)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=03, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
Memory behind bridge: fdc00000-fdcfffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000c0000000-00000000cfffffff
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [48] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask+ 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [68] Express Downstream Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: PLX Technology, Inc. PEX 8547 48-lane, 3-port PCI Express Switch
Capabilities: [100] Device Serial Number df-0e-00-b5-10-48-85-aa
Capabilities: [fb4] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
Capabilities: [138] Power Budgeting <?>
Capabilities: [148] Virtual Channel <?>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
Kernel modules: shpchp

03:0c.0 PCI bridge: PLX Technology, Inc. PEX 8547 48-lane, 3-port PCI Express Switch (rev aa)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=03, secondary=05, subordinate=05, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
Memory behind bridge: fdb00000-fdbfffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000b0000000-00000000bfffffff
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [48] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask+ 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [68] Express Downstream Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: PLX Technology, Inc. PEX 8547 48-lane, 3-port PCI Express Switch
Capabilities: [100] Device Serial Number df-0e-00-b5-10-48-85-aa
Capabilities: [fb4] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
Capabilities: [138] Power Budgeting <?>
Capabilities: [148] Virtual Channel <?>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
Kernel modules: shpchp

04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV630 [Radeon HD 2600XT]
Subsystem: VISIONTEK Device 3630
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at fdce0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
I/O ports at ee00 [size=256]
Expansion ROM at fdcc0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [a0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci
Kernel modules: fglrx, radeon

04:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RV630/M76 audio device [Radeon HD 2600 Series]
Subsystem: VISIONTEK Device aa08
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
Memory at fdcfc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [a0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV630 [Radeon HD 2600XT]
Subsystem: VISIONTEK Device 3630
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at b0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at fdbe0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
I/O ports at de00 [size=256]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at fdb00000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [a0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci
Kernel modules: fglrx, radeon

05:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RV630/M76 audio device [Radeon HD 2600 Series]
Subsystem: VISIONTEK Device aa08
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
Memory at fdbfc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [a0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

06:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 21
I/O ports at bc00 [size=256]
Memory at fd9ff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: 8139too
Kernel modules: epl, 8139too, 8139cp

06:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306 Fire II IEEE 1394 OHCI Link Layer Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 10)
Subsystem: Device 0003:000f
Flags: bus master, stepping, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 20
Memory at fd9fe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
I/O ports at bf00 [size=128]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: ohci1394
Kernel modules: firewire-ohci, ohci1394

06:09.0 Communication controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem
Subsystem: Conexant Systems, Inc. Device 200c
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 255
Memory at fd9e0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
I/O ports at be00 [size=8]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

shaimin@TZOTZIL:~$
 
Old 01-20-2010, 05:25 AM   #6
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Unfortunately, I'm still not sure if that's an X2 card or not. In any case, I do think it's unlikely you'll get more than 2 monitors working, at least with the open source drivers. fglrx *might* provide the necessary support.

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Old 01-21-2010, 11:30 AM   #7
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I gave up on 3 monitors.

With 2 monitors and a bit more wrangling, I managed to install the ATI Proprietery "Catalyst" software and it's working, but I'm getting a lot of crashes. Sometimes when the system goes to screensaver the whole thing freezes up. Plus, the system overall is slow (like when I alt-tab it takes a moment for the window-rotator to appear), and maximizing windows also takes longer than I've ever seen.

Also, Cairo-dock crashes every time, after just a few minutes.

Where are the logs where I can view what causes crashes like these? Any suggestions on how I can improve performance?

Thanks!
 
  


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