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Old 05-03-2004, 06:41 AM   #1
watchdog
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Trouble starting multi displays with dualhead G400


FC2 Test 3

Anybody else has experienced this ? According to the release notes, support for dual head G400 had been introduced in Core 1.

I tried system-config-display and set dual head, restarted X, however it failed to start.

Xorg.0.log says that I need mga_hal, and suggest to obtain it from matrox's site However, the version provided by matrox are for older X versions, thus the installations fails.

Google'ng did not help much. So any ideas appreciated.

thanks
Watchdog

here is lsmod:

Code:
# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
snd_cs46xx             82104  3
snd_rawmidi            21408  1 snd_cs46xx
snd_seq_device          6280  1 snd_rawmidi
snd_ac97_codec         54404  1 snd_cs46xx
snd_pcm                82568  3 snd_cs46xx
snd_timer              25092  1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc          8068  2 snd_cs46xx,snd_pcm
gameport                3968  1 snd_cs46xx
snd                    43748  10 snd_cs46xx,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore               7520  1 snd
parport_pc             20800  1
lp                      9068  0
parport                35784  2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4                16896  0
sunrpc                131656  1
8139too                22272  0
mii                     3712  1 8139too
ipt_REJECT              4736  1
ipt_state               1536  1
ip_conntrack           24368  1 ipt_state
iptable_filter          2176  1
ip_tables              13568  3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter
floppy                 53808  0
sg                     27808  0
scsi_mod              104400  1 sg
microcode               5408  0
dm_mod                 33952  0
uhci_hcd               27164  0
button                  4632  0
battery                 7052  0
asus_acpi               8600  0
ac                      3468  0
mga                    93872  2
ipv6                  208928  8
ext3                   93224  2
jbd                    65304  1 ext3
and here is xorg.conf
Code:
# cat xorg.conf
# 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 "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" "tr"
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"

 ### Uncomment if you don't want to default to DDC:
 ### Uncomment if you don't want to default to DDC:
#       HorizSync    30.0 - 80.0
#       VertRefresh  56.0 - 85.0
 ### Uncomment if you don't want to default to DDC:
#       HorizSync    31.5 - 37.9
#       VertRefresh  50.0 - 70.0
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "HP D5069J L1810 18.1-inch LCD Monitor"
        DisplaySize  360        290
 ### Uncomment if you don't want to default to DDC:
#       HorizSync    31.5 - 37.9
#       VertRefresh  50.0 - 70.0
        Option      "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

 ### Uncomment if you don't want to default to DDC:
#       HorizSync    30.0 - 83.0
#       VertRefresh  56.0 - 76.0
        Identifier   "Monitor1"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "HP L1730 Flat Panel Monitor"
 ### Uncomment if you don't want to default to DDC:
#       HorizSync    0.0 - 0.0
#       VertRefresh  0.0 - 0.0
        Option      "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "mga"
        VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
        BoardName   "Matrox Millennium G400"
        Option      "MGASDRAM"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard1"
        Driver      "mga"
        VendorName  "Videocard Vendor"
        BoardName   "Matrox Millennium G400"
        Option      "MGASDRAM"
        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    "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen1"
        Device     "Videocard1"
        Monitor    "Monitor1"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes    "800x600" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
        Group        0
        Mode         0666
EndSection
 
Old 05-30-2004, 09:55 PM   #2
storm4950
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Same problem :(

I'm having the same problem, anyone on the solution?
 
Old 06-07-2004, 08:57 PM   #3
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
 
Old 08-18-2004, 10:18 PM   #4
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Sorry to go off the subject( card type/brand)...

have you seen any info on the/any 3dlabs cards with fedora ? I've been searching,
for quite a while( goin to rh site now).

anyway,
gonna try my 3dlabs card (wildcat4 7110)on my dualboot drive after i download( fc2).
I know 3dlabs has drivers for RH. Maybe these will work for fedora.

Can't find anything for slakware either !

Also gonna try my Pro/E wildfire on this. ( Hate having to run it on winblows)
 
  


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