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Old 02-16-2004, 11:12 PM   #1
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Not understanding why dual head isnt working


i'm using Fedora (redhat's new production) mostly because i cant get anything else at all to work. for some reason, most linux distrobutions simply dont like my computer. i think it's the motherboard (dell OEM mobo). anyway, so i installed fedora, it's working great, except that i would like to run it in a dual head arrangement (i have 2 monitors..) but it doesnt A: want to accept a spanning desktop, and B: on my primary monitor (the one on the VGA port on my vid card) it doesnt show the whole desktop at once. it shows about 40 % of it.. and when i move the mouse around, it scrolls over the rest of the desktop. i dont understand why it isnt working.

Oh, also. i have a logitech MX-700 mouse... i was wondering how to get the rest of the 7 buttons on it working like they should. and i also have some multimedia buttons on my keyboard. volume controls, play, pause, etc.. + mail, my computer, and calculator. i dont care about the internet buttons, cause i never use em. but i want to use those buttons.. cause i use them all the time.

any ideas?






(the reason other linux distros werent working is that somewhere thru the install process it would no longer accept keyboard input. it's a ps2 keyboard, so that cant be the problem. also, i've used this keyboard with a k7s5a pro mobo and had no problem with redhat 9 and 7.2
 
Old 02-17-2004, 03:19 AM   #2
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i'm bumping this cause i need an answer. i've been playing with it all night, and havent gotten any better.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 04:25 PM   #3
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umm.... it appears noone can answer my question.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 08:33 PM   #4
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Please give a reasonable amount of time before claiming that no-one knows the answer to your question. There is around 17 hours between your initial post and your 2nd bump. It does actually state in the rules "While almost every question does get an answer, we cannot guarantee a response. Please do not bump your post until 24 hours has past." Please be patient.

Anyway, could you tell us what steps you have tried already? Any changes to your XF86Config file? Are you trying for Xinerama?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 09:46 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Thymox
Please give a reasonable amount of time before claiming that no-one knows the answer to your question. There is around 17 hours between your initial post and your 2nd bump. It does actually state in the rules "While almost every question does get an answer, we cannot guarantee a response. Please do not bump your post until 24 hours has past." Please be patient.
Noted. Sorry.


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Anyway, could you tell us what steps you have tried already? Any changes to your XF86Config file? Are you trying for Xinerama?
i have tried working with the display properties under the system settings. it is there it has the setup for dual head and such.

a picture's worth a thousand words.


The monitors at startup the cursor is centered, so both monitors are centered.

Cursor at Top Right when i move the cursor on the screen, the main monitor moves what it displays with the cursor.

Cursor at Lower Left another example.

no, i have not tried working with the xf86 config file, because i wouldnt know what to look for. that's .. pretty much why i'm in the newbie forum.

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Old 02-17-2004, 09:49 PM   #6
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oh, uh..


dont mind the treasure island pirate mug. i was out of normal glasses
 
Old 02-18-2004, 01:00 AM   #7
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Alright.. i reinstalled with only having the trinitron on. it worked properly. then i tried adding the second monitor, and it screwed up the first monitor again.
 
  


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