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Old 09-25-2006, 04:37 PM   #1
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No video playback on external monitor

I'm using a open-source radeon supported card with an external monitor on my laptop. When I run a merged framebuffer setup I can see video playback on both screens fine but I just want to use the external. However, if I don't use mergedfb I only see a black window during video playback.

I'm sure I have had it working in the past, though on a diff monitor but I am certain that if mergedfb playback AND TV-out playback then this must be doable and I am doing something dumb!

My xorg.conf is here, I've tried quite a lot of things but I am stumped atm.
Old 09-26-2006, 07:41 PM   #2
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Have you tried using the radeon driver on device2?


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