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Old 03-08-2003, 10:53 PM   #1
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Unhappy ATI Radeon 9000 pro Dual Display Problems


I have installed all the Ati drivers for the Radeon 9000
Recompiled the Kernel
Compiled the kernel modules for Hardware 3D support
every thing works great with one monitor
Quake is flying


Connect second monitor and during boot it is a clone of the first
but once GDM starts the second monitor goes blank
?
I would like the second monitor to display to the right of the first

Has anyone had any luck with this problem?

I have followed the how TO for the 8500 dual display
as far as i could from
http://www.linuxdig.com/news_page/1038239754.php

but still no luck .

Any help is much appreciated..
 
Old 03-08-2003, 11:34 PM   #2
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What does your XF86Config file look like?

Also, did you try and let X configure itself?

X -configure

X will usually grab a dual-head setup with its auto-configurator.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 03-09-2003, 12:00 AM   #3
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my XF86Config-4 file is
http://www.komby.com/xf86.tt

i let it do it but it doesnt make it a left -> right display setup ..
and it is using the vesa driver and it needs to use
the fglrx driver ..

it is Redhat 8.0 and redhat seems to always use the vesa driver

?
 
Old 03-17-2003, 11:10 PM   #4
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I just recently installed a dual head 9000 Pro myself. What is the latest on your efforts? (I am posting this 3/17/03) Do I understand correctly that you are getting the multihead you want, but the display is just on the wrong side?

If so, here is what you must change:

Code:
    Screen "Screen0"
    Screen "Screen1" LeftOf "Screen0"
It must be changed to:

Code:
    Screen "Screen0"
    Screen "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
I also tried the "ati" and "radeon" drivers and neither one worked. I'll be happy with the vesa driver if I can multihead going. Can you report that you have full multihead going with the desktop crossing monitors and everything?
 
Old 03-17-2003, 11:13 PM   #5
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Let me add that there is also a handy GUI Display tool from one of the desktop menus. It has a little icon of a monitor with a blue X in it. I actually haven't tried the fglrx driver.
 
Old 03-18-2003, 12:02 AM   #6
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I still do not have the dual display working .

what i have done is install the ati driver fglrx because
i needed to get the open gl working for quake
the gui tools from redhat and from ati did not work for me

where i got was that when the X server starts the left monitor shuts
off and i lose the left hand screen .. the right screen works and is
what i am using now.. I dont understand what the problem is . . and
i have basicially given up . cause i dont have time to figure out
the proper bit patterns for it work .. what i have now for the fglrx
driver is as below and it should be working but just isnt ..

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "fglrx"
Option "no_accel" "no"
Option "no_dri" "no"# === Fire GL DDX driver module specific settings ===
Option "DesktopSetup" "0x00000000"
Option "Display2" "0"
Option "HSync2" "31.5 - 79.0"
Option "VRefresh2" "40 - 150"
Option "GammaCorrectionI" "0x00000000"
Option "GammaCorrectionII" "0x00000000"# === OpenGL specific profiles/settings ===
Option "Capabilities" "0x00000000"# === Video Overlay for the Xv extension ===
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"# === OpenGL Overlay ===
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
BusID "PCI:1:00:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard1"
Driver "fglrx"
BusID "PCI:1:00:0"
Screen 1
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
Screen 1 "Screen1" LeftOf "Screen0"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

dissapointed because i would really like to see the ati driver support this
as the fglrx installer adds a gui conf tool and the fglrxconfig tool that generated this .. although the BusID was wrong .. i changed it and ..
X started but it is still not working ..

any help to get this up would be appreciated

~Greg();
 
Old 03-18-2003, 09:25 PM   #7
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I am not even able to get XFree86 -configure to work. As far as I am concerned at this point, it is official. Linux does not support dual monitors for ATI Radeon 9000 Pro.

I give up.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 06:29 PM   #8
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I have a similar problem with a Radeon VE. I have two Dell 1702FP's and when i start up it shows the right part of the screen on the right monitor, so far so good. So that works. But when I move my mouse over to that screen, the screen goes blank and the monitor loses it's datafeed (goes into Standby mode).

I have all the setting on like xinerama etc. it all is according to the setup i have found in this forum and other forums.

I use RH9 on a Dell GX240 with a redeon VE. I have Xfree86 version 4.3.0-2.

Dancer.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 07:04 PM   #9
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same

i had the same problem of the video card losing feed for the second monitor when i would mouse to it .. this was using the rh9 video card driver for the radeon 9000 pro as i couldnt get the fglrx one to install on redhat 9 .. i have upgraded to rh9 since previous posts but still dont have the dual display working .. any help is appreciated.
-~Komby();
 
Old 05-14-2003, 03:16 AM   #10
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Hi All,

I'm also haivng trouble with XFree86 and dual displays. XFr5ee86-4.3.0-2 to 4.3.0-8 simply die when trying anything Xinerama'ish.

I'm using ATi drivers without problemns, I'm interested in these vesa drivers and if anyone has tried the Gatos drivers??

Regards

Mick
 
Old 05-21-2003, 07:17 PM   #11
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Thumbs up

Hello All,

I have got my setup working. will post my XF86Config later in this message. First what i did was to get the patest drivers from Mike Harris's ftp site. Mike is from Redhat and works on Xfree86. I was just browsing and had a look to see if they worked better. They work wonderful!

I got them from his website, and will let him know that these work.
ftp://people.redhat.com/mharris/radeon-igp

Then I also had a close look at his radeon config file, same site and got the idea that it was close to mine, but mine was missing some things.

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "radeon"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Radeon 7000"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 0
EndSection

The Screen 0 statement is important and has to match up with the serverlayout

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "DualHead"
Screen 0 "Screen0"
Screen 1 "Screen1" LeftOf "Screen0"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
Option "Xinerama" "On"
EndSection

I have the screens mixed up, but I am sure if you change the order in the server layout it will be ok. I don't mind, you can just move the taskbar to the left screen and off you go.

Regards,

Dancer

Here is the complete XF86Config using the latest drivers from Mike Harris
-----------------
# XFree86 4 configuration created by Dancer

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 "XkbRules" "xfree86"
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" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
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 1702FP (Analog)"
DisplaySize 340 270
HorizSync 30.0 - 80.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 76.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "radeon"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Radeon 7000"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard1"
Driver "radeon"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Radeon 7000"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "Videocard1"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "DualHead"
Screen 0 "Screen0"
Screen 1 "Screen1" LeftOf "Screen0"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
Option "Xinerama" "On"
EndSection
---------------------------------------------------------
 
Old 05-25-2003, 12:36 AM   #12
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Looks like i got it .. I had to update all these
XFree86-4.3.0-10.i386.rpm
XFree86-twm-4.3.0-10.i386.rpm
XFree86-devel-4.3.0-10.i386.rpm XFree86-xdm-4.3.0-10.i386.rpm
XFree86-libs-4.3.0-10.i386.rpm
XFree86-xfs-4.3.0-10.i386.rpm
XFree86-libs-data-4.3.0-10.i386.rpm XFree86-Xvfb-4.3.0-10.i386.rpm
XFree86-Mesa-libGL-4.3.0-10.i386.rpm


really it was just that i needed to update XFree86-4.3.0-10

it was a redhat bug fix.
I know have dual display working with radeon 9000 pro
dont have hardware acceleration working cause i am running
the radeon driver from redhat and although their gui tool for display conf shows it hardware accelerated .. quake still doesnt run .. so be it
there is a lot of screen to use now..

- greg
 
Old 09-10-2003, 03:33 AM   #13
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Question DPMS problems

Hi,
I have an Radeon 8500 dualhead setup working on RH 9.
But it shuts down (power save) only the first monitor. The second is just blanked. If I switch the monitors connectors it'll shut the monitor just fine, so I presume it's not the monitors being unable go go DPMS mode, but something in the setup.
I have Option "dpms" in both "Monitor" sections.

Does anybody have simular problem ?
Or did you resolved it somehow ?

Please let me know if you did :-)
 
  


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