Interesting Resolution In amdcccle/fglrx [Restricted Drivers]
In order to use dual monitors effectively, I thought it best to install the proprietary AMD/ATI drivers on UbuntuStudio 8.10 amd64 for an ATI/Diamond X1300. Unfortunately, long story short, I was wrong.
I am using two different monitors for the dual head setup, although they are only a few model numbers apart. One claims a max resolution of 1600*1200, and the other 1280*1024 (although I am fairly certain it wouldn't mind going to 1600*1200 if told to in a stern enough voice). When I use the ATI Catalyst Control Center GUI application to enable horizontal "Big Desktops", it only allows a single resolution for them- 3200*1200. This would be completely alright, except that's actually not what it is doing. The left monitor accepts the 1600*1200 resolution, and the right monitor takes on a 1280*1024 resolution. I don't care which resolution they pick in the end, just as long as they are the same one, and amdcccle is not affording me this opportunity. So, I call upon you, the community, to offer a solution to my problem. I don't care if I do or don't end up using the restricted drivers or not, just as long as I can successfully use a dual head setup with the same resolution on both screens in the end. Thank you all in advance for any help, sympathy, advice, or even for caring I have a problem. The linux community remains the nicest and most helpful of them all.