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Old 07-07-2005, 07:58 AM   #1
enemy_z
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Dual Monitor Setup


I've searched for similar threads, but I haven't been able to find anything with problems similar to mine (if anyone else does, please provide a link).

I have recently installed a win 2k/Debian (testing) dual boot on this machine and all seems to be going well. However enabling a dual screen set up is proving difficult.

I am trying to enable a dual head setup which will give me a large single desktop. At the moment I have got a variation of this. The cursor moves between the two screens with the desired behaviour and windows can be moved between the screens. However the second monitor does not display the windows. Rather, it displays a clone of the first screen with everything except the cursor (which is behaving normally).

The graphics card in question is an ATI 9600xt, with a DVI output and a VGA output.

I have attempted to use the Ati driver and fglrxconfig tool to generate and XF86Config-4 file. This file works as described above with some tweaking (and not at all without the tweaking).

The current XF86Config-4 file is shown below:

Code:
# File: XF86Config-4
# File generated by fglrxconfig (C) ATI Technologies, a substitute for xf86config.

# Note by ATI: the below copyright notice is there for servicing possibly
# pending third party rights on the file format and the instance of this file.
#
# Copyright (c) 1999 by The XFree86 Project, Inc.
#
# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config(4/5) man page for details about the format of 
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# DRI Section
# **********************************************************************
Section "dri"
# Access to OpenGL ICD is allowed for all users:
    Mode 0666
# Access to OpenGL ICD is restricted to a specific user group:
#    Group 100    # users
#    Mode 0660
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Module section -- this  section  is used to specify
# which dynamically loadable modules to load.
# **********************************************************************
#
Section "Module"

# This loads the DBE extension module.

    Load        "dbe"  	# Double buffer extension

# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
    SubSection  "extmod"
      Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
    EndSubSection

# This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
    Load        "type1"
    Load        "freetype"

# This loads the GLX module
    Load        "glx"   # libglx.a
    Load        "dri"   # libdri.a

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Files section.  This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"

# 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.

    RgbPath	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
# as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
# command (or a combination of both methods)
# 
# If you don't have a floating point coprocessor and emacs, Mosaic or other
# programs take long to start up, try moving the Type1 and Speedo directory
# to the end of this list (or comment them out).
# 

#    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

# The module search path.  The default path is shown here.

#    ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Server flags section.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"

# Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is 
# received.  This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
# provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging

#    Option "NoTrapSignals"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
# This allows clients to receive this key event.

#    Option "DontZap"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
# sequences.  This allows clients to receive these key events.

#    Option "Dont Zoom"

# Uncomment this to disable tuning with the xvidtune client. With
# it the client can still run and fetch card and monitor attributes,
# but it will not be allowed to change them. If it tries it will
# receive a protocol error.

#    Option "DisableVidModeExtension"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local xvidtune client. 

#    Option "AllowNonLocalXvidtune"

# Uncomment this to disable dynamically modifying the input device
# (mouse and keyboard) settings. 

#    Option "DisableModInDev"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to
# change the keyboard or mouse settings (currently only xset).

#    Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev"
     Option "Xinerama" "on"
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier	"Keyboard1"
    Driver	"Keyboard"
# For most OSs the protocol can be omitted (it defaults to "Standard").
# When using XQUEUE (only for SVR3 and SVR4, but not Solaris),
# uncomment the following line.

#    Option "Protocol"   "Xqueue"

    Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#    Option "Xleds"      "1 2 3"

#    Option "LeftAlt"    "Meta"
#    Option "RightAlt"   "ModeShift"

# 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"
# or:
#    Option "XkbLayout"  "de"
#    Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#    Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"

# These are the default XKB settings for XFree86
#    Option "XkbRules"   "xfree86"
#    Option "XkbModel"   "pc101"
#    Option "XkbLayout"  "us"
#    Option "XkbVariant" ""
#    Option "XkbOptions" ""

#    Option "XkbDisable"

    Option "XkbRules"	"xfree86"
    Option "XkbModel"	"pc104"
    Option "XkbLayout"	"gb"

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"   "ImPS/2"
    Option "ZAxisMapping"   "4 5"
    Option "Device"     "/dev/input/mice"

# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.

#    Option "Protocol"   "Xqueue"

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
# almost every case these lines should be omitted.

#    Option "BaudRate"   "9600"
#    Option "SampleRate" "150"

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)

#    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
#    Option "Emulate3Timeout"    "50"

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

#    Option "ChordMiddle"

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Other input device sections 
# this is optional and is required only if you
# are using extended input devices.  This is for example only.  Refer
# to the XF86Config man page for a description of the options.
# **********************************************************************
#
# Section "InputDevice" 
#    Identifier  "Mouse2"
#    Driver      "mouse"
#    Option      "Protocol"      "MouseMan"
#    Option      "Device"        "/dev/mouse2"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "spaceball"
#    Driver     "magellan"
#    Option     "Device"         "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "spaceball2"
#    Driver     "spaceorb"
#    Option     "Device"         "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "touchscreen0"
#    Driver     "microtouch"
#    Option     "Device"         "/dev/ttyS0"
#    Option     "MinX"           "1412"
#    Option     "MaxX"           "15184"
#    Option     "MinY"           "15372"
#    Option     "MaxY"           "1230"
#    Option     "ScreenNumber"   "0"
#    Option     "ReportingMode"  "Scaled"
#    Option     "ButtonNumber"   "1"
#    Option     "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "touchscreen1"
#    Driver     "elo2300"
#    Option     "Device"         "/dev/ttyS0"
#    Option     "MinX"           "231"
#    Option     "MaxX"           "3868"
#    Option     "MinY"           "3858"
#    Option     "MaxY"           "272"
#    Option     "ScreenNumber"   "0"
#    Option     "ReportingMode"  "Scaled"
#    Option     "ButtonThreshold"    "17"
#    Option     "ButtonNumber"   "1"
#    Option     "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "Monitor0"
    HorizSync   28 - 50
    VertRefresh 43 - 60
    Option "DPMS"

# === mode lines based on GTF ===
# VGA @ 100Hz
# Modeline "640x480@100" 43.163 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 509 +hsync +vsync
# SVGA @ 100Hz
# Modeline "800x600@100" 68.179 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 636 +hsync +vsync
# XVGA @ 100Hz
# Modeline "1024x768@100" 113.309 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 814 +hsync +vsync
# 1152x864 @ 60Hz
# Modeline "1152x864@60" 81.642 1152 1216 1336 1520 864 865 868 895 +hsync +vsync
# 1152x864 @ 85Hz
# Modeline "1152x864@85" 119.651 1152 1224 1352 1552 864 865 868 907 +hsync +vsync
# 1152x864 @ 100Hz
# Modeline "1152x864@100" 143.472 1152 1232 1360 1568 864 865 868 915 +hsync +vsync
# 1280x960 @ 75Hz
# Modeline "1280x960@75" 129.859 1280 1368 1504 1728 960 961 964 1002 +hsync +vsync
# 1280x960 @ 100Hz
# Modeline "1280x960@100" 178.992 1280 1376 1520 1760 960 961 964 1017  +hsync +vsync
# SXGA @ 100Hz
# Modeline "1280x1024@100" 190.960 1280 1376 1520 1760 1024 1025 1028 1085 +hsync +vsync
# SPEA GDM-1950 (60Hz,64kHz,110MHz,-,-): 1280x1024 @ V-freq: 60.00 Hz, H-freq: 63.73 KHz
# Modeline "GDM-1950"  109.62  1280 1336 1472 1720  1024 1024 1026 1062 -hsync -vsync
# 1600x1000 @ 60Hz
# Modeline "1600x1000" 133.142 1600 1704 1872 2144 1000 1001 1004 1035 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1000 @ 75Hz
# Modeline "1600x1000" 169.128 1600 1704 1880 2160 1000 1001 1004 1044 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1000 @ 85Hz
# Modeline "1600x1000" 194.202 1600 1712 1888 2176 1000 1001 1004 1050 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1000 @ 100Hz
# Modeline "1600x1000" 232.133 1600 1720 1896 2192 1000 1001 1004 1059 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1024 @ 60Hz
# Modeline "1600x1024" 136.385 1600 1704 1872 2144 1024 1027 1030 1060 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1024 @ 75Hz
# Modeline "1600x1024" 174.416 1600 1712 1888 2176 1024 1025 1028 1069 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1024 @ 76Hz
# Modeline "1600x1024" 170.450 1600 1632 1792 2096 1024 1027 1030 1070 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1024 @ 85Hz
# Modeline "1600x1024" 198.832 1600 1712 1888 2176 1024 1027 1030 1075 +hsync +vsync
# 1920x1080 @ 60Hz
# Modeline "1920x1080" 172.798 1920 2040 2248 2576 1080 1081 1084 1118 -hsync -vsync
# 1920x1080 @ 75Hz
# Modeline "1920x1080" 211.436 1920 2056 2264 2608 1080 1081 1084 1126 +hsync +vsync
# 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
# Modeline "1920x1200" 193.156 1920 2048 2256 2592 1200 1201 1203 1242 +hsync +vsync
# 1920x1200 @ 75Hz
# Modeline "1920x1200" 246.590 1920 2064 2272 2624 1200 1201 1203 1253 +hsync +vsync
# 2048x1536 @ 60
# Modeline "2048x1536" 266.952 2048 2200 2424 2800 1536 1537 1540 1589 +hsync +vsync
# 2048x1536 @ 60
# Modeline "2048x1536" 266.952 2048 2200 2424 2800 1536 1537 1540 1589 +hsync +vsync
# 1400x1050 @ 60Hz M9 Laptop mode 
# ModeLine "1400x1050" 122.000 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1052 1064 1082 +hsync +vsync
# 1920x2400 @ 25Hz for IBM T221, VS VP2290 and compatible display devices
# Modeline "1920x2400@25" 124.620 1920 1928 1980 2048 2400 2401 2403 2434 +hsync +vsync
# 1920x2400 @ 30Hz for IBM T221, VS VP2290 and compatible display devices
# Modeline "1920x2400@30" 149.250 1920 1928 1982 2044 2400 2402 2404 2434 +hsync +vsync

EndSection


Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "Monitor1"
    HorizSync   28 - 50
    VertRefresh 43 - 60
    Option "DPMS"

# === mode lines based on GTF ===
# VGA @ 100Hz
# Modeline "640x480@100" 43.163 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 509 +hsync +vsync
# SVGA @ 100Hz
# Modeline "800x600@100" 68.179 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 636 +hsync +vsync
# XVGA @ 100Hz
# Modeline "1024x768@100" 113.309 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 814 +hsync +vsync
# 1152x864 @ 60Hz
# Modeline "1152x864@60" 81.642 1152 1216 1336 1520 864 865 868 895 +hsync +vsync
# 1152x864 @ 85Hz
# Modeline "1152x864@85" 119.651 1152 1224 1352 1552 864 865 868 907 +hsync +vsync
# 1152x864 @ 100Hz
# Modeline "1152x864@100" 143.472 1152 1232 1360 1568 864 865 868 915 +hsync +vsync
# 1280x960 @ 75Hz
# Modeline "1280x960@75" 129.859 1280 1368 1504 1728 960 961 964 1002 +hsync +vsync
# 1280x960 @ 100Hz
# Modeline "1280x960@100" 178.992 1280 1376 1520 1760 960 961 964 1017  +hsync +vsync
# SXGA @ 100Hz
# Modeline "1280x1024@100" 190.960 1280 1376 1520 1760 1024 1025 1028 1085 +hsync +vsync
# SPEA GDM-1950 (60Hz,64kHz,110MHz,-,-): 1280x1024 @ V-freq: 60.00 Hz, H-freq: 63.73 KHz
# Modeline "GDM-1950"  109.62  1280 1336 1472 1720  1024 1024 1026 1062 -hsync -vsync
# 1600x1000 @ 60Hz
# Modeline "1600x1000" 133.142 1600 1704 1872 2144 1000 1001 1004 1035 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1000 @ 75Hz
# Modeline "1600x1000" 169.128 1600 1704 1880 2160 1000 1001 1004 1044 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1000 @ 85Hz
# Modeline "1600x1000" 194.202 1600 1712 1888 2176 1000 1001 1004 1050 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1000 @ 100Hz
# Modeline "1600x1000" 232.133 1600 1720 1896 2192 1000 1001 1004 1059 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1024 @ 60Hz
# Modeline "1600x1024" 136.385 1600 1704 1872 2144 1024 1027 1030 1060 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1024 @ 75Hz
# Modeline "1600x1024" 174.416 1600 1712 1888 2176 1024 1025 1028 1069 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1024 @ 76Hz
# Modeline "1600x1024" 170.450 1600 1632 1792 2096 1024 1027 1030 1070 +hsync +vsync
# 1600x1024 @ 85Hz
# Modeline "1600x1024" 198.832 1600 1712 1888 2176 1024 1027 1030 1075 +hsync +vsync
# 1920x1080 @ 60Hz
# Modeline "1920x1080" 172.798 1920 2040 2248 2576 1080 1081 1084 1118 -hsync -vsync
# 1920x1080 @ 75Hz
# Modeline "1920x1080" 211.436 1920 2056 2264 2608 1080 1081 1084 1126 +hsync +vsync
# 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
# Modeline "1920x1200" 193.156 1920 2048 2256 2592 1200 1201 1203 1242 +hsync +vsync
# 1920x1200 @ 75Hz
# Modeline "1920x1200" 246.590 1920 2064 2272 2624 1200 1201 1203 1253 +hsync +vsync
# 2048x1536 @ 60
# Modeline "2048x1536" 266.952 2048 2200 2424 2800 1536 1537 1540 1589 +hsync +vsync
# 2048x1536 @ 60
# Modeline "2048x1536" 266.952 2048 2200 2424 2800 1536 1537 1540 1589 +hsync +vsync
# 1400x1050 @ 60Hz M9 Laptop mode 
# ModeLine "1400x1050" 122.000 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1052 1064 1082 +hsync +vsync
# 1920x2400 @ 25Hz for IBM T221, VS VP2290 and compatible display devices
# Modeline "1920x2400@25" 124.620 1920 1928 1980 2048 2400 2401 2403 2434 +hsync +vsync
# 1920x2400 @ 30Hz for IBM T221, VS VP2290 and compatible display devices
# Modeline "1920x2400@30" 149.250 1920 1928 1982 2044 2400 2402 2404 2434 +hsync +vsync

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

# Standard VGA Device:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Standard VGA"
    VendorName  "Unknown"
    BoardName   "Unknown"

# The chipset line is optional in most cases.  It can be used to override
# the driver's chipset detection, and should not normally be specified.

#    Chipset     "generic"

# The Driver line must be present.  When using run-time loadable driver
# modules, this line instructs the server to load the specified driver
# module.  Even when not using loadable driver modules, this line
# indicates which driver should interpret the information in this section.

    Driver      "vga"
# The BusID line is used to specify which of possibly multiple devices
# this section is intended for.  When this line isn't present, a device
# section can only match up with the primary video device.  For PCI
# devices a line like the following could be used.  This line should not
# normally be included unless there is more than one video device
# installed.

#    BusID       "PCI:0:10:0"

#    VideoRam    256

#    Clocks      25.2 28.3

EndSection

# === ATI device section ===

Section "Device"
    Identifier                          "ATI Graphics Adapter connector 0"
    Driver                              "fglrx"
# ### generic DRI settings ###
# === disable PnP Monitor  ===
    #Option                              "NoDDC"
# === disable/enable XAA/DRI ===
    Option "no_accel"                   "no"
    Option "no_dri"                     "no"
# === misc DRI settings ===
    Option "mtrr"                       "off" # disable DRI mtrr mapper, driver has its own code for mtrr
# ### FireGL DDX driver module specific settings ###
# === Screen Management ===
    Option "DesktopSetup"               "0x00000000" 
    Option "MonitorLayout"              "LVDS, CRT"
    Option "IgnoreEDID"                 "off"
    Option "HSync2"                     "28 - 50" 
    Option "VRefresh2"                  "43 - 60" 
    Option "ScreenOverlap"              "0" 
# === TV-out Management ===
    Option "NoTV"                       "yes"     
    Option "TVStandard"                 "NTSC-M"     
    Option "TVHSizeAdj"                 "0"     
    Option "TVVSizeAdj"                 "0"     
    Option "TVHPosAdj"                  "0"     
    Option "TVVPosAdj"                  "0"     
    Option "TVHStartAdj"                "0"     
    Option "TVColorAdj"                 "0"     
    Option "GammaCorrectionI"           "0x00000000"
    Option "GammaCorrectionII"          "0x00000000"
# === OpenGL specific profiles/settings ===
    Option "Capabilities"               "0x00000000"
# === Video Overlay for the Xv extension ===
    Option "VideoOverlay"               "on"
# === OpenGL Overlay ===
# Note: When OpenGL Overlay is enabled, Video Overlay
#       will be disabled automatically
    Option "OpenGLOverlay"              "on"
# === Center Mode (Laptops only) ===
    Option "CenterMode"                 "off"
# === Pseudo Color Visuals (8-bit visuals) ===
    Option "PseudoColorVisuals"         "off"
# === QBS Management ===
    Option "Stereo"                     "on"
    Option "StereoSyncEnable"           "1"
# === FSAA Management ===
    Option "FSAAEnable"                 "yes"
    Option "FSAAScale"                  "2
    Option "FSAADisableGamma"           "no"
    Option "FSAACustomizeMSPos"         "no"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX0"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY0"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX1"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY1"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX2"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY2"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX3"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY3"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX4"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY4"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX5"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY5"                "0.000000"
# === Misc Options ===
    Option "UseFastTLS"                 "0"
    Option "BlockSignalsOnLock"         "on"
    Option "UseInternalAGPGART"         "yes"
    Option "ForceGenericCPU"            "no"
    
    Option "CloneDisplay"		"0"
    Option "MetaModes"			"1024x768-1024x768"
    
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"    # vendor=1002, device=4152
    Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier                          "ATI Graphics Adapter connector 1"
    Driver                              "fglrx"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"    # vendor=1002, device=4152
    Screen 1
EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen0"
    Device      "ATI Graphics Adapter connector 0"
    Monitor     "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    #Option "backingstore"

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1024x768"
        ViewPort    0 0  # initial origin if mode is smaller than desktop
#        Virtual     1280 1024
    EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen1"
    Device      "ATI Graphics Adapter connector 1"
    Monitor     "Monitor1"
    DefaultDepth 24
    #Option "backingstore"

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1024x768"
        ViewPort     1024 0  # initial origin if mode is smaller than desktop
#        Virtual     1280 1024
    EndSubsection
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# ServerLayout sections.
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present.  Each describes
# the way multiple screens are organised.  A specific ServerLayout
# section may be specified from the X server command line with the
# "-layout" option.  In the absence of this, the first section is used.
# When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section
# is used alone.

Section "ServerLayout"

# The Identifier line must be present
    Identifier  "Server Layout"

# Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally
# the relative position of other screens.  The four names after
# primary screen name are the screens to the top, bottom, left and right
# of the primary screen.

    Screen "Screen0"
    Screen "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"

# Each InputDevice line specifies an InputDevice section name and
# optionally some options to specify the way the device is to be
# used.  Those options include "CorePointer", "CoreKeyboard" and
# "SendCoreEvents".

    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

EndSection

### EOF ###

Thanks in advance for any help.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 08:37 AM   #2
TwanAudio
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Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Mandrake
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Well if you have something on both screens you are getting close.
I think you just need to add the Xinerama extension, which will add support for the two screen desktop.
Take a look at my config file under "ServerLayout" Should look something like mine.


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)
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
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 "Dell"
ModelName "Dell 1680x1050 Laptop Display Panel (16/10)"
DisplaySize 332 207
HorizSync 30.0-107.0
VertRefresh 50.0-185.0

# 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

# Dell D800 and few Inspiron (16/10) 1280x800
ModeLine "1280x800" 147.89 1280 1376 1512 1744 800 801 804 848

# Dell D800 and few Inspiron (16/10) 1680x1050
ModeLine "1680x1050" 214.51 1680 1800 1984 2288 1050 1051 1054 1103

# Dell D800 and few Inspiron (16/10) 1920x1200
ModeLine "1920x1200" 230 1920 1936 2096 2528 1200 1201 1204 1250 +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 "Plug'n Play"
ModelName "Dell P1110"
DisplaySize 400 300
HorizSync 30-121
VertRefresh 48-160
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device0"
VendorName "nVidia"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NoLogo"
Option "NvAGP" "1" # use AGPART AGP support
Option "DPMS"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP"
Option "UseEdidFreqs"
BusId "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
Option "NvAGP" "1" # use AGPART AGP support
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
Option "UseEdidFreqs"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT"
BusId "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 1
EndSection



Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen0"
Device "device0"
Monitor "monitor0"
DefaultColorDepth 16
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1920 1200
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 16
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1600 1200
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen0"
Screen "screen1" RightOf "screen0"
Option "Xinerama"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "Xinerama" "true"
EndSection
 
Old 07-07-2005, 08:53 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

My ServerLayout section now pretty much looks exactly like yours now (relevant names changed of course). Unfortunately, nothing seems to have changed upon restart of the X server.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 09:55 AM   #4
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Is anything you are doing making a difference? I'm wondering if you are saving the file as the correct name. Its a little confusing since the XF86 to Xorg changes. Perhaps try saving it as both XF86config and xorg.conf . You can also tell x which file to use when starting x -- try something like "startx xorg.test" from the command prompt.

Also are really restarting the xserver? If you are in graphical mode when trying all of this you must do a "cntl-alt-backspace" to restart x, simply logging out will not do it in some distros. It's a little dangerous to do this from graphical mode anyway. You should drop back to text-only to do all this experimenting. Do that as follows. Logout; hit cntl-alt-f3 (or some other f button) until you get an alternate login prompt; log in as root; From there type $ init 3, which should kick you out of graphical mode and into text mode. Now you can start x with the startx command - this will also tell you a lot more about what's going on.
Don't forget to save the current X config file as something you can remember in case you get in trouble.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 10:14 AM   #5
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Yeah, I'm pretty much already doing what you are saying.

And I know my changes are being effected because of the number of times a change stops the whole thing working.

I'll post if anything interesting comes up when I run startx, but as I recall it isn't very informative.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 11:23 AM   #6
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This is the content of /var/log/gdm/:0.log from the working XF86Config-4

I believe the keyboard issue is unrelated.

Code:
XFree86 Version 4.3.0.1 (Debian 4.3.0.dfsg.1-14 20050601051219 fabbione@fabbione.net)
Release Date: 15 August 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.29-pre2 i686 [ELF] 
Build Date: 01 June 2005

This version of XFree86 has been extensively modified by the Debian
Project, and is not supported by the XFree86 Project, Inc., in any
way.  Bugs should be reported to the Debian Bug Tracking System; see
<URL: http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting >.

We strongly encourage the use of the "reportbug" package and command
to ensure that bug reports contain as much useful information as
possible.

Before filing a bug report, you may want to consult the Debian X FAQ:
       XHTML version: file:///usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/FAQ.xhtml
  plain text version: file:///usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/FAQ.gz

Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.6.8-2-386 (horms@tabatha.lab.ultramonkey.org) (gcc version 3.3.5 (Debian 1:3.3.5-12)) #1 Thu May 19 17:40:50 JST 2005 
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
         (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
         (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Thu Jul  7 16:57:51 2005
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a:m_debug_clip.o":  No symbols found
Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a:m_debug_norm.o":  No symbols found
Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a:m_debug_xform.o":  No symbols found
Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a:m_debug_vertex.o":  No symbols found
(WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:1) found
Symbol firegl_CheckMagic from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o is unresolved!
Symbol firegl_QueryHwCaps from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o is unresolved!
Symbol firegl_AllocMemBufferFromTop from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o is unresolved!
Symbol firegl_AllocMemBufferFromTop from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o is unresolved!
Symbol firegl_GetMemInfo from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o is unresolved!
Symbol firegl_AllocCache from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o is unresolved!
Symbol firegl_AllocCache from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o is unresolved!
Symbol firegl_InitPCIe from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o is unresolved!
Symbol firegl_FreePCIe from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o is unresolved!
Symbol firegl_AGPAcquire from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o is unresolved!
Symbol XAAPixmapIndex from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o is unresolved!
Symbol XAAPixmapIndex from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o is unresolved!
Symbol XAAPixmapIndex from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o is unresolved!
Symbol XAACheckTileReducibility from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o is unresolved!
Symbol XAAPixmapIndex from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o is unresolved!
Symbol XAAPixmapIndex from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o is unresolved!
Symbol XAAPixmapIndex from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o is unresolved!
The XKEYBOARD keymap compiler (xkbcomp) reports:
> Warning:          Type "ONE_LEVEL" has 1 levels, but <RALT> has 2 symbols
>                   Ignoring extra symbols
Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/, removing from list!
The XKEYBOARD keymap compiler (xkbcomp) reports:
> Error:            No Symbols named "gb" in the include file "pc/gb"
>                   Exiting
>                   Abandoning symbols file "default"
Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server
Error loading keymap /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/compiled/server-0.xkm
 
Old 07-07-2005, 12:58 PM   #7
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Im needing some help ive read both of yalls config files and worked on mine but when i startx one monitor comes on but the other stays off. And ive read threw my file and I cant come up with anything. Is there something im doing wrong.

Code:
Section "Files"
        RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
        ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load  "glx"
        Load  "dbe"
        Load  "dri"
        Load  "extmod"
        Load  "record"
        Load  "xtrap"
        Load  "speedo"
        Load  "type1"
        Load  "GLcore"
        Load  "bitmap"
        Load  "ddc"
        Load  "freetype"
        Load  "int10"
        Load  "v41"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver      "keyboard"
        Option      "CoreKeyboard"
        Option      "XkbRules"  "xfree86"
        Option      "XkbModel"  "pc104"
        Option      "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection  


Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Generic Mouse"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
        Option      "Core Pointer"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons"   "true"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping"      "4 5"
        Option      "SendCoreEvents"    "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "LeftMonitor"
        VendorName   "Gateway"
        ModelName    "EV700"
        HorizSync    30-70
        VertRefresh  50-160
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "RightMonitor"
        VendorName   "KDS"
        ModelName    "Visual"
        HorizSync    30-80
        VertRefresh  50-90
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Nvidia"
        Driver      "nvidia"
        VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
        BoardName   "NV17 [GeForce4 MX 440]"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Nvidia"
        Monitor    "LeftMonitor"
        DefaultDepth    16

        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     16
                Modes   "800x600"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen1"
        Device     "Nvidia"
        Monitor    "RightMonitor"
        DefaultDepth    16

        SubSection "Display"
                Depth   16
                Modes   "800x600"
        EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Server Layout"
        Screen          "Screen0"
        Screen          "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
        InputDevice     "Generic Mouse" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"      "CoreKeyboard"
        Option          "Xinerama"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "Xinerama" "true"
EndSection
 
Old 07-07-2005, 02:06 PM   #8
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Well, in our configs, we have two Section "Device" profiles, whereas you only have one. I'm not saying you necessarily require two, but it might be something worth trying.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 03:36 PM   #9
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Yeah - Enemy-z is correct, I'm pretty sure you need to have two device files. See my section:


Section "Device"
Identifier "device0"
VendorName "nVidia"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NoLogo"
Option "NvAGP" "1" # use AGPART AGP support
Option "DPMS"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP"
Option "UseEdidFreqs"
BusId "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
Option "NvAGP" "1" # use AGPART AGP support
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
Option "UseEdidFreqs"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT"
BusId "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 1
EndSection

The "Screen 0" and "Screen 1" parts tell the NVIDIA card which display head to use, otherwise you're using the same one twice.
The Readme that comes with the NVIDIA drivers is very helpful, but quite long, spend some time with that.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 05:53 PM   #10
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*sigh* This is driving me nuts. Everything I try either makes no difference or goes backwards (i.e. either producing true cloned monitor behaviour or not working at all).
 
Old 07-07-2005, 11:10 PM   #11
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Thx, I didnt think I needed two device sections since its calling the same card twice. But I put it in and it works now.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 06:25 AM   #12
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Right, I think my issue is with Xinerama, as basically it isn't implementing properly and my XF86Config-4 configuration really does look like it should work.

If I disable Xinerama, it brings me back to a desktop that would only span one monitor, but the mouse still moves between the two monitors with normal behaviour. The second monitor still clones the first and the cursor cannot manipulate the objects in the second monitor, only in the first.

I really can't find this problem reproduced anywhere during my extensive searching. Anybody got any ideas? I'm getting rather desperate.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 07:53 AM   #13
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I wonder if you can switch to the latest Xorg implemetation. That statement on the top of your config file that says debian has messed with the XF86 kind of worries me.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 08:44 AM   #14
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I'll try updating my distro to unstable. I was going to do it anyway at some point.
 
Old 11-10-2005, 08:18 AM   #15
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Hi Enemy_z,
I''m having the exact problem as yours. I have a ATI Radeon 9250.
Did you solve your problem?
Can you tell me if you have the module config (by this, I mean modprobe.preload) setup or the right driver?
Thanks in advance.
 
  


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