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Old 05-21-2009, 01:59 PM   #1
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Help me get 2 ATI Rage XL Video Cards Going


Hello, I have two ATI Rage XL Pci Video Cards (8mb PCI cards) that I just can't get Ubuntu to want to use both of them. It will currently only use one of the screens.

LSPCI tells me this:

03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL AGP 2X (rev 65)
03:01.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL AGP 2X (rev 65)


And here is my xorg that i'm trying to use (that doesn't work)


Code:
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
        # paths to defoma fonts
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load    "i2c"
        Load    "bitmap"
        Load    "ddc"
        Load    "dri"
        Load    "extmod"
        Load    "freetype"
        Load    "glx"
        Load    "int10"
        Load    "vbe"
EndSection



Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"kbd"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc104"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
EndSection



Section "Device"
	Identifier	"ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL Left"
	Driver		"ati"
	BusID		"PCI:3:1:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Left"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Left"
	Device		"ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL Left"
	Monitor		"Left"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth 16
		Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth 24
		Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	EndSection


Section "Device"
	Identifier	"ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL Right"
	Driver		"ati"
	BusID		"PCI:3:0:0"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Right"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection


Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Right"
	Device		"ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL Right"
	Monitor		"Right"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth 16
		Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth 24
		Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	EndSection
	

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Dual Screen"
  	Screen      0  "Left" 0 0
  	Screen      1  "Right" RightOf "Left"
	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
EndSection

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

Section "DRI"
	Mode	0666
EndSection
Please let me know what i'm doing wrong.

Thanks so much for any help.
 
Old 05-23-2009, 04:51 AM   #2
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Do you have the correct xserver-xorg-video package installed?
Or are you using the proprietary driver from the ATI website?
Can you be a bit more specific than "that doesn't work"? What error messages (if any) are you getting?
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 05-25-2009, 11:37 AM   #3
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I'm just using a fresh install of ubuntu 9.04. No ATI driver from their website. Just whatever comes with Ubuntu.

There really is no error, and that's the funny part. Gnome starts up like normal but i can only see one display. It just totally ignores the other ati card. The same issue occurs when i try to use the onboard intel video card and one pci ATI rage card.

--Any idea why this is happening?

-Thanks
 
  


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