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Old 08-02-2010, 05:04 AM   #1
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A couple of problems with xorg.conf.d (xorg 1.8)

I'm new here! I registered here because everytime I look for a solution at g**gle I end up here, so, I decided to get registered here and ask you directly the question!

Well, my problem is that last week I installed ArchLinux with netinstall, so I've got the last versions of lots of applications, including xorg 1.8.

And what was my suprise, when, after years of touching the xorg.conf files... now it has changed! Now there's a folder called xorg.conf.d with some files in a XX-aaaa.conf style.
So, I looked into a tutorial of the ArchLinux website and I got xorg more or less configured, I installed some Graphical Desktops and finally I more or less decided to get Enlightenment0.16.

The problem now is that I cannot set up the right resolution into my Screen and also I cannot clone the image to the TV (DualView).

Here's my 10-monitor.conf configuration:

#Section "ServerLayout"
#	Identifier	"DualSreen"
#	Screen	0	"Screen0"
#	Screen 	1	"Screen1" RightOf "Screen0" 
#	Option		"Xinerama" "1"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier "Monitor0"
	Option "Enable" "true"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier "Monitor1"
	Option "Enable" "true"

Section "Device"
	Identifier "Device0"
	Driver "radeon"
	Screen 0

Section "Device"
	Identifier "Device1"
	Driver "radeon"
	Screen 1

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Screen0"
	Device	"Device0"
	Monitor "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth 24
	Option "TwinView" "0"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth 24
		Modes "1680x1050" "1440x900_60.00" "1280x1024"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Screen1"
	Device	"Device1"
	Monitor	"Monitor1"
	DefaultDepth	24
	Option	"TwinView" "0"
	Subsection "Display
		Depth	24
		Modes "1680x1050" "1440x900_75.00" "1440x900" "1280x1024"
If I uncomment the first section, my screen goes "to sleep" and I have to go to tty1, comment that lines and reboot system.

Old 08-02-2010, 02:50 PM   #2
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If you have only one GPU, you could use RandR instead of Xinerama. I would try to let the option about Xinerama commented and see what happens.

You could try to use xrandr for the set up before editing your configuration file.
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I've never used xrandr but now I'm trying some options without success:

I tried "xrandr --output S-video" and then "xrandr --output S-video --same-as DVI-0" but S-video still is disconnected when I run "xrandr"

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1680 x 1050, maximum 4096 x 4096
VGA-0 disconnected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
   1024x768       60.0* 
   800x600        60.3  
   640x480        59.9  
S-video disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-0 connected 1680x1050+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 473mm x 296mm
   1680x1050      60.0*+
   1600x1200      60.0  
   1280x1024      75.0     60.0  
   1440x900       59.9  
   1280x960       60.0  
   1152x864       75.0  
   1024x768       75.1     70.1     60.0  
   832x624        74.6  
   800x600        72.2     75.0     60.3     56.2  
   640x480        72.8     75.0     66.7     60.0  
   720x400        70.1
I also tryied "xrandr --output S-video --auto" and nothing changed.

My TV is on and with the channel connected to see if any change works but with no success yet!

I'll look for a tutorial on the internet about xrandr and I'll tell you if sth changed, but if someone has passed for a similar situation please explain it!

Thank you!


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