Dual screen set up attempt gone wrong.

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Dual screen set up attempt gone wrong.

Postby mocap » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:24 pm

I have a radeon x1950pro gfx, dual head, dual monitor display. Trying to set up extended desktop on my second monitor, but every time I try to follow the instructions (blindly I must add...) to use xorg (not even sure what it is) with theATI big desktop (? ?) and then started again trying mergedFB... it doesnt work or I am doing it wrong (sadly, probably the latter), and I am not left with the 1280 x 1024 clones I started with, I am left with two 800x600 clones. Ack. I did try to back the xorg config file before I started, but I think I mucked that up too. I have run the thing to put the back up in place to put it back the way it should be before I started mucking with it.. I think.... can't be sure... but I am left with an annoying display.

Anyway, my xorg.conf :

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# xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver          "kbd"
        Option          "CoreKeyboard"
        Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
        Option          "XkbModel"      "pc105"
        Option          "XkbLayout"     "gb"

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "Protocol"      "ImPS/2"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"  "4 5"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"

Section "InputDevice"
        Driver          "wacom"
        Identifier      "stylus"
         Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"
        Option          "Type"  "stylus"
        Option          "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY

Section "InputDevice"
        Driver          "wacom"
        Identifier      "eraser"
        Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"
        Option          "Type"  "eraser"
        Option          "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY

Section "InputDevice"
        Driver          "wacom"
        Identifier      "cursor"
        Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"
        Option          "Type"  "cursor"
        Option          "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY

Section "Device"
       Identifier      "Generic Video Card"
        Driver          "fglrx"
        Busid           "PCI:4:0:0"

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "ASUS VW193S"
        Option          "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Device          "Generic Video Card"
        Monitor         "ASUS VW193S"
        Defaultdepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Modes   "1280x1024"
#       "1440x1440"     "1440x900"      "1280x1280"     "1280x1024"     "1280x960"      "1152x864"      "1024x768"      "832x624"       "800x600"       "72$

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default Layout"
  screen "Default Screen"
        Inputdevice     "Generic Keyboard"
        Inputdevice     "Configured Mouse"

        # Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
        #       InputDevice     "stylus"        "SendCoreEvents"
        #       InputDevice     "cursor"        "SendCoreEvents"
        #       InputDevice     "eraser"        "SendCoreEvents"
Section "Module"
        Load            "glx"
Section "Extensions"
        Option          "Composite"     "0"

I am sorry if this is a little dumb, this is my first real attempt at a linux install, rather than just to muck about on, and fist attempt at a dual montior display. I hope I have given enough information!

*edit* Uhm didn't acutally put in what I wanted to acheive. A 1280x1024 on one screen, 1440x900 on second screen, or atleast a useable resolution! *edit*

Sorry if I waffled!


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Re: Dual screen set up attempt gone wrong.

Postby Husse » Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:48 am

Anyway this is an xorg.conf for just one monitor - not a trace of dual monitors
I think you can fix it after reading this
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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