Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 01-26-2011, 06:08 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2011
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
ATI FirePro 2260 Dual monitor problem

Dear All,

I have a new Fedora 14 32-bit installation with a ATI FirePro 2260 Dual-Display professional graphics card (FireMV) that connects through two DisplayPort to DVI-D connectors to two Samsung SyncMaster 2343 monitors.

When I boot the system with both monitors attached only one monitor will be ON but is not the Workspace with the Top&Botton panel so I can't run anything only ctrl+alt+F2,3 etc.. If I swap the cables the results is the same, only one monitor is working and the only thing I can do is to login.

I don't know why but Fedora 14 doesn't have xorg.conf available by default but so I create it running Xorg -configure but any configuration I tried was not successful and sometimes system won't even load any graphics.

Can some one guide me on how to solve this problem ? If I need to manually edit xorg.conf I need assistance as I haven't be able to find any good examples regarding Dual Display.

Bellow my lspci output :

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RV620 [FirePro 2260] [1002:95cf] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc Device [1002:2143]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 43
Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at fbef0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
I/O ports at e000 [size=256]
Expansion ROM at fbec0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=010 <?>
Kernel driver in use: radeon
Kernel modules: radeon
and uname -r

Best regards,
Old 01-26-2011, 07:48 AM   #2
Registered: Dec 2009
Location: Germany
Distribution: Whatever fits the task best
Posts: 17,148
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 4853Reputation: 4853Reputation: 4853Reputation: 4853Reputation: 4853Reputation: 4853Reputation: 4853Reputation: 4853Reputation: 4853Reputation: 4853Reputation: 4853
The ATI RV620 chip should be supported by both, the free radeon-driver and the proprietary fglrx-driver. So I would think you have two options to get dual monitor working.
1. Use the free radeon driver and xrandr to set up dual monitors. See
man xrandr
for details how to set up dual monitors.

2. Use the fglrx-driver and use the Catalyst Control Center for setting up your monitors.
Old 01-26-2011, 09:03 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2011
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thank you TobiSGD, I will have a look on that and let you know the outcome.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to install the ATI firepro driver into my Opensuse box? ggyyree Linux - Newbie 1 07-26-2010 12:17 PM
Problem configuring dual monitor on ATI and openSUSE 11.1 borisi Linux - Hardware 1 05-06-2009 11:21 AM
Problem setting up a dual-monitor system with ATI Radeon 7000/VE imjoe Linux - Hardware 1 01-17-2007 10:40 PM
dual monitor problem on xf86 4.3 with ati radeon 9700 pro TruthSifter Linux - Hardware 0 08-24-2004 10:38 PM
Dual head second monitor resolution problem ATI Radeon Mobility 7500 Redhat 9 kragemp3 Linux - Hardware 0 05-06-2004 10:05 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:33 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration