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Old 06-11-2004, 10:04 PM   #1
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HELP! dual head ati radeon 9000 card


I am trying to configure mandrake linux 10 to work with my dual head ati radeon 9000 card, I have 2 monitors.

I can see the 2 drivers in the hardware list so it seems linux has detected them, but I cannot make the second monitor start.

I have looked around and found some information from ati

On the ati site there IS a new driver but its hard to install it!

My question here is this: will the ATI driver from mandrake 10 work with multiple dislpays?

2) I have seen some help on the ati site (sorry cant post urls yet) that says:


Simply run fglrxconfig and provide the desired answers at the appropriate prompts.

How can I simply run fglrxconfig?? do I have it now or do I have to install the latest driver?
Does the one that came with mandrake have it? I read the installation instructions but they are a nightmare to follow....

I am new to linux! HELP!
 
Old 06-11-2004, 10:27 PM   #2
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UPDATE

UPDATE: I lowered the resolution of the primary screen and the second screen woke up! Now I have 2 monitors showing the same thing....
How do I expand the desktop now?
 
Old 06-12-2004, 12:06 AM   #3
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Right now you can use two different drivers for your Radeon card.

One, is an open source, free driver that comes with the X window server.

Two, is a binary only, driver that ATi provides.

With one, you are using GPL code but don't get as much bang as...

Two, where you get more bang but are not fallowing the Free Software ideals.


Right now you have one. So going to ATi's site is of no use to you.

I'll give you a hint, you are looking for something called xinerama.
Mandrake most likely set this up for you, however you need to change a setting to make it work.
 
  


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