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Old 10-08-2006, 11:40 AM   #1
srafx
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Question ATI - Dual Head - Big Desktop (mouse jumps) ... Fix?


I have a ATI Radeon 9550. I want to enable Big desktop, which I have configured just fine...I think. The problem that I am having is I have a 19inch and a 15inch monitor and when I move from one screen to the other the mouse jumps because the screens align at the top. Basically I need to change the position vertically by like 200 pixels. How do I do this with big desktop??

My xorg.conf file:

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Default Layout"
	Screen	       "Default Screen" 0 200
	InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
	InputDevice    "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
	InputDevice    "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
	InputDevice    "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "Files"

	# path to defoma fonts
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
	FontPath     "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "i2c"
	Load  "bitmap"
	Load  "ddc"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "int10"
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Generic Keyboard"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "CoreKeyboard"
	Option	    "XkbRules" "xorg"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc104"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Configured Mouse"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "CorePointer"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "stylus"
	Driver      "wacom"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/wacom"          # Change to 
	Option	    "Type" "stylus"
	Option	    "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "eraser"
	Driver      "wacom"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/wacom"          # Change to 
	Option	    "Type" "eraser"
	Option	    "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "cursor"
	Driver      "wacom"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/wacom"          # Change to 
	Option	    "Type" "cursor"
	Option	    "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "ATI Technologies, Inc. RV350 AS [Radeon 9550]"
	Driver      "fglrx"
	Option	    "VideoOverlay"       "on"
	Option	    "OpenGLOverlay"      "off"
	Option      "DesktopSetup"       "0x00000200"    #Enable Big Desktop
	Option      "Mode2"              "1024x768"      #Resolution for second monitor
	Option      "DesktopSetup"       "LVDS,AUTO"     #the types of monitors that is connected LVDS = LCD, CRT, AUTO
	Option      "EnablePrivateBackZ" "yes"           #Enable 3d support
	Option      "HSync2" "65"                        #This sets the horizontal sync for the secondary display. 
	Option      "VRefresh2" "60"                     #This sets the refresh rate of the secondary display.
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Main Monitor"
	Option	     "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Default Screen"
	Device     "ATI Technologies, Inc. RV350 AS [Radeon 9550]"
	Monitor    "Main Monitor"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport  0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Mode         0666
EndSection
Also, I have tried Xinerama but I dislike how it takes screenshots and I cant get the cursor not to be a white box on the right screen.

Let me know if you can help me out or have any ideas.

Also:
I use ubuntu 6.06 with XFCE shell...xfce handles the desktops a little better. Here is a screenshot with the current xorgconf: http://mediabong.com/Screenshot.png

Last edited by srafx; 10-08-2006 at 11:45 AM.
 
Old 10-08-2006, 12:07 PM   #2
srafx
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Here is another attempt where I added two monitors, two screens and two devices...this is really close to working. This version of big desktop has two desktops and the mouse moves back and forth from one screen to the other perfect. The problem is when It displays the same desktop icons on each screen and when I drag a window from one to the other it changes the main monitor to the other desktop?..odd I know.

Here:
Code:
Section "Files"

	# path to defoma fonts
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
	FontPath     "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "i2c"
	Load  "bitmap"
	Load  "ddc"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "int10"
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Generic Keyboard"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "CoreKeyboard"
	Option	    "XkbRules" "xorg"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc104"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Configured Mouse"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "CorePointer"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "stylus"
	Driver      "wacom"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/wacom"          # Change to 
	Option	    "Type" "stylus"
	Option	    "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "eraser"
	Driver      "wacom"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/wacom"          # Change to 
	Option	    "Type" "eraser"
	Option	    "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "cursor"
	Driver      "wacom"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/wacom"          # Change to 
	Option	    "Type" "cursor"
	Option	    "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "ATI Technologies, Inc. RV350 AS [Radeon 9550] 0"
	Driver      "fglrx"
	Option	    "VideoOverlay"       "on"
	Option	    "OpenGLOverlay"      "off"
	Option      "DesktopSetup"       "0x00000200"    #Enable Big Desktop
	#Option      "Mode2"              "1024x768"      #Resolution for second monitor
	Option      "DesktopSetup"       "LVDS,AUTO"     #the types of monitors that is connected LVDS = LCD, CRT, AUTO
	Option      "EnablePrivateBackZ" "yes"           #Enable 3d support
	Option      "HSync2" "65"                        #This sets the horizontal sync for the secondary display. 
	Option      "VRefresh2" "60"                     #This sets the refresh rate of the secondary display.
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
	Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "ATI Technologies, Inc. RV350 AS [Radeon 9550] 1"
	Driver      "fglrx"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
	Screen 1
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Main Monitor"
	Option	     "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Second Monitor"
	Option	     "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Default Screen"
	Device     "ATI Technologies, Inc. RV350 AS [Radeon 9550] 0"
	Monitor    "Main Monitor"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport  0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes	"1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Second Screen"
	Device     "ATI Technologies, Inc. RV350 AS [Radeon 9550] 1"
	Monitor    "Second Monitor"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport  0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes	"1024x768"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Default Layout"
	Screen	       "Default Screen"
	Screen	       "Second Screen" Relative "Default Screen" 1280 200
	InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
	InputDevice    "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
	InputDevice    "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
	InputDevice    "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Mode         0666
EndSection
 
Old 10-08-2006, 01:22 PM   #3
srafx
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I just realized..on that second configuration when i drag a window from one screen to the other it drags it to a different workspace and displays it in the main screen. Just wanted to say that if that helps anyone help me.

Thanks!
 
Old 10-09-2006, 12:43 PM   #4
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Here is a post I made in another forum its a little easier to read:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...6&postcount=21
 
  


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