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Old 04-10-2005, 09:18 PM   #1
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trouble getting dual monitors set up


i am running ubuntu linux with the latest X.org on my 15" powerbook. i would really like to be able to have an external monitor set up to mirror the image on my laptop, or possiby even span my desktop across both monitors. i've tinkered with x a little with some guidance, but have failed miserably. i have a radeon 9600 pci card with svga out. any help is much appreciated! thanks.
 
Old 04-11-2005, 12:24 AM   #2
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What have you tried? Post the x conf file and lets have a look.

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Old 04-11-2005, 07:31 AM   #3
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i've tried a number of different things, using various howtos, but nothing's worked. first i'll list my current xorg.conf, and then a couple of my various attempts:

current:
Code:
Section "Files"
	FontPath	"unix/:7100"			# local font server
	# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
        # paths to defoma fonts
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load	"bitmap"
	Load	"dbe"
	Load	"ddc"
	Load	"dri"
	Load	"extmod"
	Load	"freetype"
	Load	"glx"
	Load	"int10"
	Load	"record"
	Load	"type1"
	Load	"vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"keyboard"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc104"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Synaptics Touchpad"
        Driver          "synaptics"
        Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
        Option		"HorizScrollDelta"	"0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility 9600/9700 M10/M11 (RV350 NP)"
	Driver		"ati"
	BusID		"PCI:0:16:0"
	Option		"UseFBDev"		"true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Color LCD"
	Option		"DPMS"
	HorizSync	30-70
	VertRefresh	50-160
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility 9600/9700 M10/M11 (RV350 NP)"
	Monitor		"Color LCD"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1920x1440" "1856x1392" "1792x1344" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1440x900"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1920x1440" "1856x1392" "1792x1344" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1440x900"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1920x1440" "1856x1392" "1792x1344" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1440x900"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1920x1440" "1856x1392" "1792x1344" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1440x900"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1920x1440" "1856x1392" "1792x1344" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1440x900"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1920x1440" "1856x1392" "1792x1344" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1440x900"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Default Layout"
	Screen		"Default Screen"
	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
	InputDevice	"Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Mode	0666
EndSection
an attempt:
Code:
Section "Files"
	FontPath	"unix/:7100"			# local font server
	# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
        # paths to defoma fonts
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load	"bitmap"
	Load	"dbe"
	Load	"ddc"
	Load	"dri"
	Load	"extmod"
	Load	"freetype"
	Load	"glx"
	Load	"int10"
	Load	"record"
	Load	"type1"
	Load	"vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"keyboard"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc104"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Synaptics Touchpad"
        Driver          "synaptics"
        Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
        Option		"HorizScrollDelta"	"0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility 9600/9700 M10/M11 (RV350 NP)"
	Driver		"ati"
	BusID		"PCI:0:16:0"
	Option		"UseFBDev"		"true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Color LCD"
	Option		"DPMS"
	HorizSync	30-70
	VertRefresh	50-160
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility 9600/9700 M10/M11 (RV350 NP)"
	Monitor		"Color LCD"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1920x1440" "1856x1392" "1792x1344" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1440x900"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1920x1440" "1856x1392" "1792x1344" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1440x900"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1920x1440" "1856x1392" "1792x1344" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1440x900"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1920x1440" "1856x1392" "1792x1344" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1440x900"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1920x1440" "1856x1392" "1792x1344" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1440x900"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		#Modes		"1920x1440" "1856x1392" "1792x1344" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1440x900"
		Modes		"1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
	Option		"TwinView"	"on"
	Option		"NvAgp" 	"0"
	Option		"SecondMonitorHorizSync"	"30-85"
	Option		"SecondMonitorVertRefresh"	"48-150"
	Option		"MetaModes"	"1280x1024, 1280x1024"
	Option		"TwinViewOrientation"	"Clone"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Default Layout"
	Screen		"Default Screen"
	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
	InputDevice	"Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Mode	0666
EndSection
another attempt:
Code:
Section "Files"
	FontPath	"unix/:7100"			# local font server
	# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
        # paths to defoma fonts
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load	"bitmap"
	Load	"dbe"
	Load	"ddc"
	Load	"dri"
	Load	"extmod"
	Load	"freetype"
	Load	"glx"
	Load	"int10"
	Load	"record"
	Load	"type1"
	Load	"vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"keyboard"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc104"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Synaptics Touchpad"
        Driver          "synaptics"
        Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
        Option		"HorizScrollDelta"	"0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility 9600/9700 M10/M11 (RV350 NP)"
	Driver		"ati"
	BusID		"PCI:0:16:0"
	Option		"UseFBDev"		"true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Color LCD"
	Option		"DPMS"
	HorizSync	30-70
	VertRefresh	50-160
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility 9600/9700 M10/M11 (RV350 NP)"
	Monitor		"Color LCD"
	DefaultDepth	24
	Option	"TwinView" "true"
	Option 	"SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-85"
	Option	"SecondMonitorVertRefresh"  "48-150"
	Option  "MetaModes" "1280x1024"
	Option	"TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf"
	Option	"Xinerama" "on"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1920x1440" "1856x1392" "1792x1344" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1440x900"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1920x1440" "1856x1392" "1792x1344" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1440x900"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1920x1440" "1856x1392" "1792x1344" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1440x900"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1920x1440" "1856x1392" "1792x1344" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1440x900"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1920x1440" "1856x1392" "1792x1344" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1440x900"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1920x1440" "1856x1392" "1792x1344" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1440x900"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Default Layout"
	Screen		"Default Screen"
	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
	InputDevice	"Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Mode	0666
EndSection
and i seem to have deleted some other attempted confs, where i made separate sections for the other monitor and duplicated the section for my graphics card. when i did that, i got a desktop that was four times too big for my laptop screen, although my external monitor was white with the following output in the upper left:
Code:
...ok
Copying of device tree...done
Initializing fake screen: ATY,Jasper_A
Calling quiesce...
and then some stuff i cant see because it's garbled.
but i was able to move my cursor across to it, which was very strange. however, i could not get anything else to appear on it. thanks very much for your help!
 
Old 04-11-2005, 05:41 PM   #4
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I will post my dual screen conf file when I get home from work. Until then, if anyone has a dual screen (in clone view) conf file utilizing an ATI card please post it. It would probably be closer to what is needed here.
 
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For what it is worth.

Here is the video section of my working xinerama based config file. Granted xinerama and twinview are Nvidia functions, but the monitor and device setup has to be similar. Anyone who knows different please follow up.

#Section "Device"
# Identifier "fx5200nvdriver"
# Driver "nvidia"
#EndSection

# The next two entries are for the dual head FX5200 card
Section "Device"
Identifier "Device[0]"
BoardName "0x0321"
Driver "nvidia"
BusID "3:0:0"
Screen 0
Option "Rotate" "off"
VendorName "NVidia"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device[1]"
BoardName "0x0321"
Driver "nvidia"
BusID "3:0:0"
Screen 1
Option "Rotate" "off"
VendorName "NVidia"
EndSection

Section "Monitor" # Phillips 109B
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
HorizSync 28-97
VertRefresh 50-160
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "PHILLIPS"
ModelName "109B (109B2)"
EndSection

Section "Monitor" # LG Flatron 1720P
Identifier "Monitor[1]"
HorizSync 28-64
ModelName "1280X1024@60HZ"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "--> LCD"
VertRefresh 50-60
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Device "Device[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen[1]"
Device "Device[1]"
Monitor "Monitor[1]"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
Screen "Screen[0]"
Screen "Screen[1]" LeftOf "Screen[0]"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "on"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "Generic Mouse"
EndSection
 
Old 04-11-2005, 11:17 PM   #6
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great, thank you very much. i will give it a try tomorrow sometime. you mentioned that the monitor set ups have to be similar - do you mean the refresh rates and everything, or just color depth and resolution? im a little worried because my laptop has a stretched widescreen and my externam monitor is a typical 19" monitor. i've had this working with os x before with the monitors on different resolutions - is this just a quirk of X? thanks again for all your help.
 
  


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