Newly registered on the forum, although I have been visiting for years, and found lots of helpful tips, so Thank You.
I now have a problem I can't find a solution to, so I'm counting on you guys
I have a Gigabyte motherboard with integrated Radeon HD 4250 graphic card. Used that for some 3 years now with open source driver, in Arch and Mint.
Recently I bought a PCI Radeon R7 260X, and I have a few troubles with it.
The radeon driver works OK, but it does leave some artifacts on text sometimes (e.g. black square instead of a letter), and it crashed a couple of times while watching a movie.
So I tried fglrx and so far it works well, but it does have a couple of other small issues, one of which below.
I use double screen setup, a DVI/HDMI monitor and HDMI tv (left to right). Both are permanently connected, although TV is off most of the time. Now, when I switch off the monitor (or change source to my work laptop), and then switch back on, fglrx detects hot-plug event and briefly messes up the resolution. It ends up with a correct one, but by that time all windows would have moved to the right, that includes conky and trayer, with the latter ending up half on monitor and half on tv. I have to log out (or restart those two) in order for them to get back to position.
I tried Xinerama, which worked, but can't enable compositing with it. I am happy to use fixed output, regardless of whether the screens are on or off, which seemed to be the case with radeon driver.
Is there a way to disable the monitor hot-plugging ?
Linux Mint 17 64b
kernel 3.15.8 vanilla
Catalyst 14.6 beta, compiled
xorg.conf as created by aticonfig/amdcccle