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I have an ATI Radeon 9000 Pro and I used the thread titled "ATI Radeon 9000 Pro Dual Display Problems" to get my dual display up and running:
Although, I'm having trouble setting up the exact dual display I want. Here is my situation:
I have 2 CRT monitors: One is an Envision 775e and the other is a Viewsonic E771. On my desk the Envision is placed on the left and the Viewsonic on the right. So naturally, I want the Envision monitor to be my "main" display and the Viewsonic to be the "extended desktop."
Right now I have the "main" display as the Viewsonic monitor and the "extended desktop" is the Envision monitor, which is placed RightOf the Viewsonic. Of course I could change that command to LeftOf but that still doesn't get me the "main" display where I want it.
Now, I know what you're thinking... just switch the monitor cables plugged into the video card, right? Well, that's where I run into my problems. When I do that, the displays revert to "Clone" and not "DualHead."
So does anybody know what I am doing wrong?
Any help is greatly appreciated!!
Below is a copy of my XF86Config file.
# XFree86 4 configuration created by C-Span
# The location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
# Option "AutoRepeat" "500 5"
# when using XQUEUE, comment out the above line, and uncomment the
# following line
# Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
# Option "XkbOptions" ""
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
#Option "XkbVariant" ""