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    I have the PCI ATI Radeon 7000 64MB DDR Video Card w/Dual VGA Head & Tv Out and had a hard time making both displays work not as clone.

    This is my xorg.conf that works on my system.
    Code:
    # xorg.conf
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier		"Multihead layout"
    	Screen        "Screen0" 
    	Screen        "Screen1" 
    	InputDevice   "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    	InputDevice   "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
      FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
      FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
      FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
      FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
      InputDevices "/dev/psaux"
      InputDevices "/dev/mouse"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    	Load  "dbe"
    	Load  "extmod"
    	Load  "fbdevhw"
    	Load  "glx"
    	Load  "record"
    	Load  "freetype"
    	Load  "type1"
    	Load  "dri"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
    	Driver      "kbd"
    	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" "no"
    	Option			"Buttons"	"3"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "Monitor0"
    	VendorName   "Samsung"
    	ModelName    "SyncMaster 915N"
    	HorizSync    30.0 - 68.0
    	VertRefresh  50.0 - 110.0
    	Option	    "dpms"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "Monitor1"
    	VendorName   "Samsung"
    	ModelName    "SyncMaster 920N"
    	HorizSync    31.5 - 79.0
    	VertRefresh  50.0 - 90.0
    	Option	    "dpms"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "Videocard0"
    	Driver      "radeon"
    	VendorName  "ATI"
    	BoardName   "ATI Radeon 7000 Dual VGA"
    	Option 			"MergedFB" "on"
    	Option 			"MetaModes" "1280x1024-1280x1024"
    	Option 			"CRT2Position" "RightOf"
    	Screen 			0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "Videocard1"
    	Driver      "radeon"
    	VendorName  "ATI"
    	BoardName   "ATI Radeon 7000 Dual VGA"
    	Screen      1
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "Screen0"
    	Device     "Videocard0"
    	Monitor    "Monitor0"
    	DefaultDepth     16
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     16
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "Screen1"
    	Device     "Videocard1"
    	Monitor    "Monitor1"
    	DefaultDepth     16
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     16
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "DRI"
    	Group        0
    	Mode         0666
    EndSection

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    Hey, I have a ATI RAdeon 9800XT AGP8x, and am also trying to get dual displays working... i have 2 17" CRT monitors(one is a Viewsonic A71F+, the other is a Philips 107S)...

    here's my original xorg.conf...

    # /etc/X11/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 /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man /etc/X11/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"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    # path to defoma fonts
    FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "i2c"
    Load "bitmap"
    Load "ddc"
    Load "dri"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx"
    Load "int10"
    Load "type1"
    Load "vbe"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "CoreKeyboard"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

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

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "wacom"
    Identifier "stylus"
    Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
    # /dev/input/event
    # for USB
    Option "Type" "stylus"
    Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "wacom"
    Identifier "eraser"
    Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
    # /dev/input/event
    # for USB
    Option "Type" "eraser"
    Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "wacom"
    Identifier "cursor"
    Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
    # /dev/input/event
    # for USB
    Option "Type" "cursor"
    Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "ATI Technologies, Inc. RV350 NJ [Radeon 9800 XT]"
    Driver "vesa"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Generic Monitor"
    Option "DPMS"
    HorizSync 28-201
    VertRefresh 43-60
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device "ATI Technologies, Inc. RV350 NJ [Radeon 9800 XT]"
    Monitor "Generic Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 1
    Modes "4031x4095" "3839x4079" "3551x3071" "2224x1390" "2160x1350" "2032x1270" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 4
    Modes "4031x4095" "3839x4079" "3551x3071" "2224x1390" "2160x1350" "2032x1270" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "4031x4095" "3839x4079" "3551x3071" "2224x1390" "2160x1350" "2032x1270" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "4031x4095" "3839x4079" "3551x3071" "2224x1390" "2160x1350" "2032x1270" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "4031x4095" "3839x4079" "3551x3071" "2224x1390" "2160x1350" "2032x1270" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "4031x4095" "3839x4079" "3551x3071" "2224x1390" "2160x1350" "2032x1270" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen "Default Screen"
    InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
    InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
    EndSection

    Section "DRI"
    Mode 0666
    EndSection

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    Now, here is the one i edited... i didn't try it yet.. let me know if you think it will work, if not, think someone could help a n00b out... ?

    # /etc/X11/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 /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man /etc/X11/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"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    # path to defoma fonts
    FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "i2c"
    Load "bitmap"
    Load "ddc"
    Load "dri"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx"
    Load "int10"
    Load "type1"
    Load "vbe"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "CoreKeyboard"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

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

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "wacom"
    Identifier "stylus"
    Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
    # /dev/input/event
    # for USB
    Option "Type" "stylus"
    Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "wacom"
    Identifier "eraser"
    Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
    # /dev/input/event
    # for USB
    Option "Type" "eraser"
    Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "wacom"
    Identifier "cursor"
    Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
    # /dev/input/event
    # for USB
    Option "Type" "cursor"
    Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "ATI Technologies, Inc. RV350 NJ [Radeon 9800 XT]0"
    Driver "vesa"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    Screen 0
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "ATI Technologies, Inc. RV350 NJ [Radeon 9800 XT]1"
    Driver "vesa"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    Screen 1
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Generic Monitor0"
    Option "DPMS"
    HorizSync 28-201
    VertRefresh 43-60
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Generic Monitor1"
    Option "DPMS"
    HorizSync 28-201
    VertRefresh 43-60
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "ATI Technologies, Inc. RV350 NJ [Radeon 9800 XT]0"
    Monitor "Generic Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 1
    Modes "4031x4095" "3839x4079" "3551x3071" "2224x1390" "2160x1350" "2032x1270" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 4
    Modes "4031x4095" "3839x4079" "3551x3071" "2224x1390" "2160x1350" "2032x1270" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "4031x4095" "3839x4079" "3551x3071" "2224x1390" "2160x1350" "2032x1270" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "4031x4095" "3839x4079" "3551x3071" "2224x1390" "2160x1350" "2032x1270" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "4031x4095" "3839x4079" "3551x3071" "2224x1390" "2160x1350" "2032x1270" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "4031x4095" "3839x4079" "3551x3071" "2224x1390" "2160x1350" "2032x1270" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen1"
    Device "ATI Technologies, Inc. RV350 NJ [Radeon 9800 XT]1"
    Monitor "Generic Monitor1"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 1
    Modes "4031x4095" "3839x4079" "3551x3071" "2224x1390" "2160x1350" "2032x1270" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 4
    Modes "4031x4095" "3839x4079" "3551x3071" "2224x1390" "2160x1350" "2032x1270" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "4031x4095" "3839x4079" "3551x3071" "2224x1390" "2160x1350" "2032x1270" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "4031x4095" "3839x4079" "3551x3071" "2224x1390" "2160x1350" "2032x1270" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "4031x4095" "3839x4079" "3551x3071" "2224x1390" "2160x1350" "2032x1270" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "4031x4095" "3839x4079" "3551x3071" "2224x1390" "2160x1350" "2032x1270" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen "Default Screen"
    InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
    InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
    EndSection

    Section "DRI"
    Mode 0666
    EndSection
    thanks in adv.

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    No, I don't believe it will work like that, you are using the generic "VESA" driver for your ATI 9800XT, that is a big waste, as it won't give you much performance or functionnalities.

    First install the ATI proprietary drivers, then you can think about a dual-monitor setup.


    Recent ATI drivers comes with an utility to automaticcaly configure dual-monitor setup. Just backup your existing /etc/X11/xorg.conf and then (given you have properly installed ATI proprietary drivers) run something like that :
    Code:
    aticonfig --initial=dual-head --dtop=horizontal --screen-layout=right --iagp=off -v
    More info here :
    http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Dual_Mo..._binary_driver

    If you want more help, please tell us the distro you are using, as well as your exact 2 monitors model.
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

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