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lightnb 06-05-2004 09:53 AM

Dual screen set up on ATI Radeon 9600, using Xfree
 
I have an ATI RAdeon 9600 graphics card, with dual heads.

Both of my screens are clones, and I am trying to get an "extended desktop"

I tried making changes to the Xfree86 config file (at the instruction of a "how to" tutorial), but I noticed no change - the displays are still cloned.

here is my configuration file :



# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "dual layout"
Screen "Screen0"
Screen "Screen1" rightof "screen0"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
# RgbPath is 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.

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# 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"
# 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"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Korea Data Systems Visual Sensations VS-7/VSx-7"
DisplaySize 310 230
HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 120.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Sylvania"
DisplaySize 310 230
HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 120.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "vesa"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "VESA driver (generic)"
VideoRam 131072
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard1"
Driver "vesa"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "VESA driver (generic)"
VideoRam 131072
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "Xinerama" "true"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection

any sugguestions?

Thanks,

Nick

Kane2002 07-20-2004 06:17 PM

dual head
 
hello
did you ever manage to get this problem sorted?
as it is the exact problem i was having for the past year or so....and could never sort it.
I managed to get dual display...but it was like a wierd clone/dual setup...each screen would show the same thing however you could mouse between the screens :(

So i gave up and went back to winblows :cry:

Kane

lightnb 07-20-2004 10:37 PM

No, I never solved it. I had the same thing going, where there were two screens, and I could move the mouse from one to the other, but both had a "start menu" and windows couldn't move from one to the other....

I went back to Windoze, and now I am running 4 monitors. :)

Kane2002 07-21-2004 06:37 AM

its a shame really...it was the only thing stopping me from moving permanently to linux

Kane

r0bman 07-21-2004 09:25 AM

i know that after you have the latest ATi drivers installed, it'll add an ATi configuration program. I have SuSe 9.1, and it added it under the System menu, I believe. There's a tab to assist in setting up dual monitors... I hope this helps!


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