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I have a new Fedora 14 32-bit installation with a ATI FirePro 2260 Dual-Display professional graphics card (FireMV) that connects through two DisplayPort to DVI-D connectors to two Samsung SyncMaster 2343 monitors.
When I boot the system with both monitors attached only one monitor will be ON but is not the Workspace with the Top&Botton panel so I can't run anything only ctrl+alt+F2,3 etc.. If I swap the cables the results is the same, only one monitor is working and the only thing I can do is to login.
I don't know why but Fedora 14 doesn't have xorg.conf available by default but so I create it running Xorg -configure but any configuration I tried was not successful and sometimes system won't even load any graphics.
Can some one guide me on how to solve this problem ? If I need to manually edit xorg.conf I need assistance as I haven't be able to find any good examples regarding Dual Display.
Bellow my lspci output :
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : ATI Technologies Inc RV620 [FirePro 2260] [1002:95cf] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc Device [1002:2143]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 43
Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at fbef0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
I/O ports at e000 [size=256]
Expansion ROM at fbec0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 3
Capabilities:  Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities:  Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=010 <?>
Kernel driver in use: radeon
Kernel modules: radeon
and uname -r
The ATI RV620 chip should be supported by both, the free radeon-driver and the proprietary fglrx-driver. So I would think you have two options to get dual monitor working.
1. Use the free radeon driver and xrandr to set up dual monitors. See
for details how to set up dual monitors.
2. Use the fglrx-driver and use the Catalyst Control Center for setting up your monitors.