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Old 05-05-2003, 03:09 PM   #1
hikoseijuro
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Question XF86Config and Quad Monitor Setup


Hello,

*Edit*
Forgot to mention, am running RH9.

I am having trouble getting more then 2 monitors to display with XFree86. I'm using all the same monitors Panasonic E70's and all the same PCI videocards and an AGP card. I can get 2 of the x windows working. I am stumped and I don't see anything wrong with the config. I've tried a number of things such as, moving the ServerLayout around and different monitor configs(default and using specific panasonic config). Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

-Ill just post the parts of the config that I've modified.

---------------------------------------------------------
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
Screen 1 "Screen1" LeftOf "Screen0"
Screen 2 "Screen2" RightOf "Screen0"
Screen 3 "Screen3" Above "Screen0"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Unknown monitor"
HorizSync 31.5 - 37.9
VertRefresh 50.0 - 70.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Unknown monitor"
HorizSync 31.5 - 37.9
VertRefresh 50.0 - 70.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor2"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Unknown monitor"
HorizSync 31.5 - 37.9
VertRefresh 50.0 - 70.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor3"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Unknown monitor"
HorizSync 31.5 - 37.9
VertRefresh 50.0 - 70.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "ati"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Mach64"
BusID "AGP:01:00:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard1"
Driver "ati"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Mach64 3D RAGE II"
BusID "PCI:00:09:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard2"
Driver "ati"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Mach64 3D RAGE II"
BusID "PCI:00:0a:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard3"
Driver "ati"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Mach64 3D RAGE II"
BusID "PCI:00:0b:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640X480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "Videocard1"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen2"
Device "Videocard2"
Monitor "Monitor2"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen3"
Device "Videocard3"
Monitor "Monitor3"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Last edited by hikoseijuro; 05-05-2003 at 04:26 PM.
 
Old 05-05-2003, 04:37 PM   #2
Misel
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have you tried the automatic configuration of X?

type:

XFree86 -configure

That scans for graphics devices.

If that doesn't help give us your /var/logXFree86.log

Maybe the problem is that you have 3 equal graphic boards in the PC.

I believe to remember that ATI once stated that more than one board of each type is not supported by them. Maybe it just doesn't work. Or have you tested them in Windows? - If you wanna test it try 9X. The Mach64 doesn't work as secondary card on NT based OSs.

Maybe you can find some more hints here: http://www.realtimesoft.com/
 
Old 05-06-2003, 10:04 AM   #3
hikoseijuro
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Smile Woot!

Thanks for the tip Misel!

The XFree86 -configure got the other two monitors to turn on, and then I scanned through the logs and found out the BusIDs are shown differently than if you lspci -v or scanpci. You can't use Hexadecimal numbers. After changing the hex's to decimal everything worked!! Wohoo Quadruple Monitors =)
 
  


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