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Old 07-06-2010, 12:23 AM   #31
HalfMadDad
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Hi Guys, I am back again!

I gave up on the NVidia card and bought an ATI card, 7500 series.

I could not get it to work as a dual head with Ubuntu so I installed Fedora and it worked "out of the box". I used Xorg -configure to generate xorg.conf files when I was in Ubuntu and now with Fedora but they are the same as far as I can see. Is there another way to figure out why Fedora is right while Ubuntu gets in wrong?

For the record this new card was purchased from tigerdirect(although lots of vendors have it) for about $50. It is an ATI Radeon 7500, 128MB, PCI, model V7500-P128

-Patrick
 
Old 07-06-2010, 06:52 AM   #32
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Fedora uses a newer version of Xorg than Ubuntu and, probably, makes educated guesses about your monitor placement. You can get Ubuntu to place your monitor properly with the correct options in your xorg.conf file, I'm sure.

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Old 07-06-2010, 09:33 PM   #33
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Hi Adam

I will go through the xorg files again and see if I can find the difference. At least I am up and running now with 2 monitors, its' really going to help with all the spread sheets I need to use for business taxes :-)
 
Old 07-10-2010, 10:50 PM   #34
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Thanks to everyone who tried to help me with the Nvidia Card. I don't know what caused all those kernel errors but I am very happy now with my ATI card. I wanted to finish up and figure out why I could not configure Ubuntu for dual head but Fedora worked fine. I a running short on time now and the "Hounds of Debt" are nipping at my heels, I have to keep working. I have adjusted to Fedora and I think I am better off just switching Distros.

For visitors to this thread:
The ATI Radeon 7500 128MB PCI video card worked "out of the box" with Fedora 13. The card cost approximately $50 USD and is available from several vendors.

Thanks again to all-Patrick
 
  


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