Installed 2nd video card. Cinammon gone/Getting double...

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Installed 2nd video card. Cinammon gone/Getting double...

Postby Paranoidx on Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:49 pm

I installed the new ati 13.1 drivers. Was working perfectly on 1 card.
I installed a second video card (2xhd5830) and my computer would stall during boot.
I uninstalled the ati drivers, and the computer would boot up normally with the 2 video cards.
I installed the 13.1 drivers again, and 'sudo aticonfig --adapter=all --initial'. The computer boots up, boot my cinammon is gone and I'm getting double of everything on the taskbar. It displays the time twice, the network settings icon twice, and any window or application i open twice.

Any ideas?
On the plus side, my cgminer is mining from both cards.

oh, and here is my xorg.conf

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "aticonfig Layout"
Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
Screen "aticonfig-Screen[1]-0" RightOf "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
EndSection

Section "Module"
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 "aticonfig-Monitor[1]-0"
Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
Option "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
Driver "fglrx"
BusID "PCI:3:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "aticonfig-Device[1]-0"
Driver "fglrx"
BusID "PCI:2:0:0"
EndSection

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

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

I'm a noob at diagnosing, but there is 2 "screen" sections. Is each card trying to display a "screen"?
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Re: Installed 2nd video card. Cinammon gone/Getting double.

Postby Paranoidx on Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:51 am

Well, after not getting any replies, I did the following:
Backed up my xorg.conf file to xorg.conf.bak just incase i would mess anything up.
Deleted "Screen "aticonfig-Screen[1]-0" RightOf "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" from my xorg.conf file ---- which I believed to be the culprit.
And it worked!!

Edit* Now my cgminer only shows one card...
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