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After some playing around - I have resolved my issues with dual display and am incredibly happy with the results. There's a visual difference between Gnome 2 and KDE 3.0.3 ...
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    Radeon VE Dual Display in Red Hat 8.0


    After some playing around - I have resolved my issues with dual display and am incredibly happy with the results. There's a visual difference between Gnome 2 and KDE 3.0.3 in Red Hat 8.0, and would recommend using KDE Window Manager for proper Dual Display. At least I don't need to use Microsoft Windows anymore ... i'm a definite 100% Linux Supporter!!!

    My system is using an ATI Radeon VE (AGP) and 2 monitors (Samsung SyncMaster 950b 19"). Below is the XF86Config file.

    Please note that there are problems when it comes to DRI and GLX ... so those two modules need to be commented out as shown below. I've tested DRI and GLX and they just lock up my system.

    -----------> XF86Config <------------------

    Section "ServerFlags"
    #Option "NoTrapSignals"
    #Option "DontZap"
    #Option "Dont Zoom"
    #Option "DisableVidModExtension"
    #Option "AllowNonLocalXvidtune"
    #Option "DisableModInDev"
    #Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev"
    Option "Xinerama" "on"
    Option "BlankTime" "5"
    Option "StandbyTime" "10"
    Option "SuspendTime" "15"
    Option "OffTime" "20"
    EndSection

    Section "Files"
    RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    FontPath "unix/:7100"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe"
    Subsection "extmod"
    option "omit xfree86-dga"
    EndSubSection
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    #Load "extmod"
    #Load "fbdevhw"
    #Load "dri"
    #Load "glx"
    #Load "record"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "keyboard"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor 0"
    VendorName "Samsung"
    ModelName "SyncMaster 950b"
    HorizSync 30-85
    VertRefresh 50-160
    Option "dpms"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor 1"
    VendorName "Samsung"
    ModelName "SyncMaster 950b"
    HorizSync 30-85
    VertRefresh 50-160
    Option "dpms
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    # no known options
    Identifier "Radeon VE 0"
    Driver "ati"
    VendorName "ATI Radeon VE"
    BoardName "Unknown"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    Screen 0
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    # no known options
    Identifier "Radeon VE 1"
    Driver "ati"
    VendorName "ATI Radeon VE"
    BoardName "Unknown"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    Screen 1
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen 0"
    Device "Radeon VE 0"
    Monitor "Monitor 0"
    DefaultDepth 16

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    ViewPort 0 0
    EndSubsection
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen 1"
    Device "Radeon VE 1"
    Monitor "Monitor 1"
    DefaultDepth 16

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    ViewPort 0 0
    EndSubsection
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Dual Monitor Layout"
    Screen 0 "Screen 0" 0 0
    Screen 1 "Screen 1" LeftOf "Screen 0"
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection

    #Section "DRI"
    # Mode 0666
    #EndSection[/quote]

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    the closest i get to dual monitors is the 2 desktops and 5 laptops i had on my desk today, all powerd on in various states of install
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