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Old 04-23-2004, 01:10 PM   #1
kiley_rodgers
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Monitor ghosting with Matrox G400 Dual Head Problem


I posted early trying to get my dual head g400 to work properly on both monitors. I resolved the issue of getting to video on both monitors. However, I have a new problem. On one of the monitors, I get a ghost image of the second monitor. The problem is isolated to one video, I switched the cables and the problem moved to the other monitor. I have tried various mga driver from the Matrox site and nothing has changed. Is there a way to fix this? Any suggestions????


xorg.conf:
------------
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Matrox PowerDesk configured."
Screen "Display 1" RightOf "Display 2"
Screen "Display 2" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
Option "Xinerama"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
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/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
SubSection "extmod"
Option "omit xfree86-dga"
EndSubSection
Load "type1"
Load "speedo"
Load "freetype"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "Xinerama"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Display 1"
HorizSync 30.0 - 82.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 70.0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Display 2"
HorizSync 30.0 - 82.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 70.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "MATROX CARD 1"
Driver "mga"
VendorName ""
BoardName ""
Option "DPMS"
BusID "PCI:2:0:0"
Option "MGASDRAM" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "MATROX CARD 2"
Driver "mga"
VendorName ""
BoardName ""
Option "DPMS"
BusID "PCI:2:0:0"
Option "MGASDRAM" "yes"
Screen 1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Display 1"
Device "MATROX CARD 1"
Monitor "Display 1"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Display 2"
Device "MATROX CARD 2"
Monitor "Display 2"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
EndSection



I tried to post me Xorg.0.log here, but got a message that my message was too long. Let me know and I will repot it if necessary.



Kiley
 
Old 06-07-2004, 07:59 PM   #2
mjenkins
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i posted a previous post asking if anyone had any warnings about
upgrading to fc2.
after many naysayers warned me against it, i finally upgraded with a
clean install.
to my chagrin, copying my old xfree86config to xconf.org did not work.

i see there have been several other posts asking how to do this so i am
going to post how i did it.

step 1: i did a clean install, letting fedora set up my xorg.conf file.
i am using a matrox g450 with two dell flat panel monitors. right out
of the box, they were both enabled in "clone" mode.

step 2: i just used the advanced tab under preferences: screensaver to
enable display power management. i set power management enabled. standy
after 15 min, suspend after 15 min, and off after 15 minutes. this
automatically enabled the power features. i did not have to add any
lines the x configuration file as in previous versions of redhat.

step 3: become root and edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
after the section entitled
Section "Module"
blah
EndSection
I inserted these lines:

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "Xinerama"
EndSection

I saved and pressed control-alt-backspace to restart the xserver.
after loggin in again, i went to system settings: display.

there appeared a tab labeled "dual head" i clicked "use dual head"
then i configured my second monitor and picked spanning desktops.

after hitting ok, i hit ctrl-alt-backspace again and presto!!!!!!
xineraman was enabled with power management.
i did not install any of the matrox drivers or use the mgapdesk
utility. i just used the above instructions and that was it right out
of the box....

also as to everyone badmouthing fedora core 2 , i am very impressed and
have found a great many features that have been improved and generally
well thought out. i am very glad i upgraded....

if anyone wants to see my xorg.conf file here it is:
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Multihead layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" LeftOf "Screen1"
Screen 1 "Screen1" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
Option "Xinerama" "on"
Option "Clone" "off"
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 "ServerFlags"
Option "Xinerama"
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 "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" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell 1702FP (Analog)"
DisplaySize 340 270
HorizSync 30.0 - 80.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 76.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell 1701FP (Analog)"
HorizSync 31.0 - 80.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 76.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "mga"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "Matrox Millennium G450"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard1"
Driver "mga"
VendorName "Videocard Vendor"
BoardName "Matrox Millennium G450"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "Videocard1"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
  


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