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Old 05-25-2006, 09:53 AM   #1
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SUSE 10.1 Ati Dual head system problem


Hello,
I'd need a dual headed monitor system, and I've tried using the ati driver to do that, but the results I have gotten have been discouraging.
Firstly I installed the driver, and run the config utility somewhat like this
1. aticonfig --initial=dual-head --screen-layout=left
2. aticonfig --dtop=horizontal --overlay-on=1
3. Set some resolutions

Then restarted
And result was a 2000 picel wide desktop placed in my primary screen.

I tried editing my xorg.conf

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "aticonfig Monitor 0"
DisplaySize 1000 400
EndSection

Like this, I found this on a tutorial
http://yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxAndDualMonitors.html

But it resulted the screens showing some coloured garbage and me trying to salvage the remains of my X11 from CLI mode (I was able to do this with my 1337 Haxx0r Ski11z This ment copying the original xorg.conf back in.

Oh, one intresting thing, I ran fglrxinfo resulting in:
Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.4.1)

I know this problem is pro'bly just me, I appreciate any insights!

Also I would like to know, why won't I get 3d support? Is it the Ati drivers not supporting their own 3d card? Or have I misconfigured something once more?
 
Old 08-07-2006, 11:06 AM   #2
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By the way, I also resulted in not being able to boot X at all, about three times. The system still doesn't work...
 
Old 09-15-2006, 06:36 PM   #3
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When trying to setup your graphic drivers, it is always a good idea to make a copy of /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
This is the files the controls how your graphics work. If it gets messed up, your X server will not work. When that happens you can start SuSE in fail safe mode and replaced the corrupted xorg.conf with a working.
Check out http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/ati-installer-HOWTO.html
Also see cesar_spain post at http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/in...howtopic=43319.
 
Old 09-15-2006, 06:37 PM   #4
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For the booting problem, start in failsafe mode and see if you find a defualt xorg.conf file.
 
  


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