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Old 01-12-2004, 05:28 AM   #1
HCour
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Dual Monitor Setup in SuSE Pro 9.0


Hello all. I've been using Linux a few weeks now and I really love it. I started w/Mandrake and now I'm trying out SuSE. I'd like to install my second monitor now. I have an ATI Radeon dual monitor video card. There's a lot of info on this site and elsewhere so I think I know how to edit my X86config file. However there's a warning message at the start of the file:

# Automatically generated by [ISaX] (4.7)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!

So I tried to setup it up thru SAX2 but it says I can't do it on my system.

So I need to edit my X86config file, right? I've included the video sections of my file at the end of this post. As I understand it, this is what I need to do:

1) Add a second Monitor section w/that monitor's specs and identify it
as "Monitor(1)". Also for Monitor(1) add a Modes(1) section and a
Screen(1) section.

2) Add a second Device section identical to the first except identify
it as Device(1).

3) Modifiy my ServerLayout section. This is the one I'm not sure how to edit exactly, except I know I need to turn Xinerama "on". Any help w/this section would be appreciated.

This is a great site and I'm really excited about Linux. Thanks for any input.

Harold
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Section "Monitor"
Option "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
DisplaySize 320 240
HorizSync 28-85
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "SYNCMASTER 955DF(T)"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "SAMSUNG"
VertRefresh 50-160
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection

Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1280x1024" 145.69 1280 1312 1448 1712 1024 1025 1028 1055
Modeline "1024x768" 61.89 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 794
Modeline "1024x768" 73.89 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 799
Modeline "1024x768" 86.18 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 803
Modeline "1024x768" 97.84 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 808
Modeline "1024x768" 110.91 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 813
Modeline "1024x768" 116.85 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 815
Modeline "800x600" 36.88 800 832 912 1024 600 601 604 621
Modeline "800x600" 44.13 800 840 920 1040 600 601 604 624
Modeline "800x600" 51.73 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 628
Modeline "800x600" 58.73 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 632
Modeline "800x600" 66.71 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 635
Modeline "800x600" 73.98 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 639
Modeline "800x600" 82.55 800 856 944 1088 600 601 604 643
Modeline "800x600" 90.10 800 856 944 1088 600 601 604 647
Modeline "800x600" 90.81 800 856 944 1088 600 601 604 647
Modeline "640x480" 23.06 640 656 720 800 480 481 484 497
Modeline "640x480" 27.74 640 664 728 816 480 481 484 500
Modeline "640x480" 32.64 640 672 736 832 480 481 484 503
Modeline "640x480" 36.97 640 672 736 832 480 481 484 505
Modeline "640x480" 42.22 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 508
Modeline "640x480" 46.80 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 511
Modeline "640x480" 51.43 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 514
Modeline "640x480" 57.18 640 680 752 864 480 481 484 517
Modeline "640x480" 62.12 640 680 752 864 480 481 484 521
EndSection

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection

Section "Device"
BoardName "Radeon VE"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "radeon"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Screen 0
VendorName "ATI"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection

Last edited by HCour; 01-12-2004 at 05:46 AM.
 
  


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