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Old 06-22-2007, 11:14 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Houston Texas
Distribution: Debian Sid
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Xorg 7.2 with Radeon free drivers breaks mergedfb!!!

Thats right. My dual head display stopped spaning both screens with mergedfb and I was presented with the dreadful cloned screens. yuk!

I kept recieving errors in my xorg log about no modes being found for crt2. I was puzzled by this because I am using the eaxct same xorg.conf file from Debian Etch and Xubuntu Fiesty which worked perfectly.

After 2 weeks of researching this and playing and configuring and pulling hair out I finally found the problem...


Something was majorly wrong with that package and caused mergedfb to disable.

I upgraded this package from Debian Experimental repo and everything works fine now.

I'm not sure about all distros, but I do know this fix works for K/X/Ubuntu and Debian Lenny/Sid.

My mergedfb works again as its supposed to! Just thought I would mention this since its barely mentioned anywhere else on the net...


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