[solved ish] Dual Screens with ATI card (Cinnimon)

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[solved ish] Dual Screens with ATI card (Cinnimon)

Postby dasy2k1 on Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:06 pm

Ive just got myself a new screen but am keeping my old one in a dual screen setup
card is a ATI 5770, both screens are connected by DVI

I have the fglrx driver installed and am configuring the screens with amdcccle
when I have both screens attached (screen 2 is in portrait mode)
I cannot log into cinnimon (I just get a somthing went wrong splashscreen)
if i try to log in with the session as gnome classic I can get in but the panel menus are messed up (i have 3 or 4 of everything)
I also get a warning pop up saying there is no 3d hardware avalable,

with only one screen connected I can use cinnimon fine with no issues.

my current Xorg.conf is below

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Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"
   Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 170
   Screen         "amdcccle-Screen[2]-1" 1400 0
EndSection

Section "Module"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
   Option       "Xinerama" "off"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
   Option       "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
   Option       "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
   Option       "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "0-DFP3"
   Option       "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
   Option       "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
   Option       "DPMS" "true"
   Option       "PreferredMode" "1400x1050"
   Option       "TargetRefresh" "60"
   Option       "Position" "0 0"
   Option       "Rotate" "normal"
   Option       "Disable" "false"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "0-CRT1"
   Option       "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
   Option       "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
   Option       "DPMS" "true"
   Option       "PreferredMode" "1440x900"
   Option       "TargetRefresh" "60"
   Option       "Position" "0 0"
   Option       "Rotate" "right"
   Option       "Disable" "false"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "0-DFP4"
   Option       "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
   Option       "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
   Option       "DPMS" "true"
   Option       "PreferredMode" "1440x900"
   Option       "TargetRefresh" "60"
   Option       "Position" "0 0"
   Option       "Rotate" "right"
   Option       "Disable" "false"
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
   Driver      "fglrx"
   Option       "Monitor-DFP3" "0-DFP3"
   BusID       "PCI:2:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier  "amdcccle-Device[2]-1"
   Driver      "fglrx"
   Option       "Monitor-DFP4" "0-DFP4"
   BusID       "PCI:2:0:0"
   Screen      1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
   Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
   DefaultDepth     24
   SubSection "Display"
      Viewport   0 0
      Depth     24
   EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier "amdcccle-Screen[2]-1"
   Device     "amdcccle-Device[2]-1"
   DefaultDepth     24
   SubSection "Display"
      Viewport   0 0
      Depth     24
   EndSubSection
EndSection


can anyone suggest what might be the problem?
Last edited by dasy2k1 on Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Dual Screens with ATI card (Cinnimon)

Postby dasy2k1 on Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:24 am

Update:
just installed mate and that works fine, still no joy with cinnimon,
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Re: [solved ish] Dual Screens with ATI card (Cinnimon)

Postby dasy2k1 on Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:35 pm

Update.

after rebooting after mate was installed everything works fine,
not sure exactly what happened but it all works now!
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