I am a new user to Mint (on beta 048). I am also a new user to linux, and have tried several other distros but with limited success. I checked out an online review that spoke wonders of Mint, and from my first install it has all gone very well, except for one niggling issue - my dual screen doesn't work properly! When I was in liveCD mode, MINT correctly detected both my monitors, but only allowed me to run them in clone mode. Once I installed Mint (both beta 032 and 048), and of course after using Envy to install the latest ATI drivers which all work fine, Mint will no longer detect my second monitor. However, the second monitor is still displaying a clone image of the first monitor, albeit at a widescreen resolution, which results in the second screen panning to fit the desktop in.
These are my PCs specs:
GPU: ATI radeon hd3850 256mb
2gb 800mhz ram
Monitor 1: Viewsonic 22" widescreen (1680x1050)
Monitor 2: Samsung 19" 4:3
I checked out my xorg.conf and it seems to be quite lacking on system and device details, and only provisions for one monitor, with the device stated as 'configured monitor'. This seems woefully inadequate. Here is my xorg.conf (Without the junk at the top listed):
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen "Default Screen"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
In my eyes, it would seem that xorg has not correctly listed my video device as an ati hd3850, nor the model of my monitor, and there is no listing at all for the second monitor. How can I go about fixing this?