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    Washed out screen with fglrx


    My media center has a Radeon 9200 with dual monitors. One is actually a monitor, while the other is my TV (which is just a standard, plain old fashioned TV, not HD or LCD or anything like that). My problem, believe it or not, is with the monitor, not the TV. Everything on the TV looks fine, and what problems I do have with it are from a bad cable that I haven't gotten around to replacing yet. On the monitor, however, everything is horribly washed out with the fglrx driver. With other drivers I've tried (ati and vesa), the monitor works fine, but the TV is completely garbled. I kinda need the dual monitor setup because, while it handles subtitles on movies fine, normal text is all but unreadable on the TV. I've tried fglrxconfig, but it didn't help at all, so I went back to the xorg.conf I was using before (the one fglrxconfig makes is just too damn crufty IMHO). Any suggestions?

    Oh, and because I know it'll be suggested, switching to an NVidia card isn't an option. The only reason I have this media center at all is because I got the box for free (well, for putting together the computer that the previous owner bought one piece at a time, so almost free). I can't afford to put any money into it.

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    same deal

    i'm having the exact same issue here - any luck in finding a solution?
    thanks,
    IPfreely

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    two things. Post your xorg.conf, video card info (lspci version might be helpful), and also the driver version for ati.

    Also do you have monitor set up as clone mode or something else. I'm using clone mode with a radeon 9200se and ati driver version 8.14.13-r3. Here is my xorg.conf I used the fglrxconfig command and it worked perfectly setting up both monitor and tv. I personally am using the kernel agpgart option and not the one provided by the driver itself maybe you should try toggling this and also this wiki although gentoo specific should help with some troubleshooting.

    http://odin.prohosting.com/wedge01/g...adeon-faq.html

    also you should post an error messages you are receiving

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    tail /var/log/Xorg.0.log
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    thank you thank you

    thanks for replying so quickly, i've been rebooting the messing with this !@#$!@#$ thing for 6 hours now because my screen is so washed out i can barely see this window!
    here is my driver version, output from: glxinfo, lspci, xorg.conf and the error log from Xorg:

    ati driver version: 8.20.08
    glxinfo:
    Code:
    [bach@itchy ~]$ glxinfo
    name of display: :0.0
    display: :0  screen: 0
    direct rendering: No
    server glx vendor string: SGI
    server glx version string: 1.2
    server glx extensions:
        GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating,
        GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_OML_swap_method, GLX_SGI_make_current_read,
        GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig
    client glx vendor string: ATI
    client glx version string: 1.3
    client glx extensions:
        GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context,
        GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_ATI_pixel_format_float,
        GLX_ATI_render_texture
    GLX extensions:
        GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context,
        GLX_ARB_multisample
    OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
    OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.2.1)
    OpenGL extensions:
        GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp,
        GL_ARB_texture_cube_map, GL_ARB_texture_env_add,
        GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3,
        GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_blend_color,
        GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_texture_env_add,
        GL_EXT_texture_env_combine, GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3,
        GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias
    glu version: 1.3
    glu extensions:
        GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess
    
       visual  x  bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer  ms  cav
     id dep cl sp sz l  ci b ro  r  g  b  a bf th cl  r  g  b  a ns b eat
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    0x23 24 tc  0 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 16  0  0  0  0  0  1 0 None
    0x24 24 tc  0 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 16  8 16 16 16  0  1 0 None
    0x25 24 tc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  8  0 16  8 16 16 16 16  1 0 None
    0x26 24 tc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  0 16  8 16 16 16 16  1 0 None
    0x27 24 dc  0 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 16  0  0  0  0  0  1 0 None
    0x28 24 dc  0 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 16  8 16 16 16  0  1 0 None
    0x29 24 dc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  8  0 16  8 16 16 16 16  1 0 None
    0x2a 24 dc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  0 16  8 16 16 16 16  1 0 None
    lcpci output:
    Code:
    [bach@itchy ~]$ lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400/KT600 AGP] Host Bridge (rev 80)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
    00:0d.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW323 (rev 61)
    00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
    00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
    00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
    00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
    00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
    00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
    00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
    00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 74)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200] (rev 01)
    01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200] (Secondary) (rev 01)
    xorg.conf:
    Code:
    # File: xorg.conf
    # File generated by fglrxconfig (C) ATI Technologies, a substitute for xf86config.
    
    # Note by ATI: the below copyright notice is there for servicing possibly
    # pending third party rights on the file format and the instance of this file.
    #
    # Copyright (c) 1999 by The XFree86 Project, Inc.
    #
    # Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
    # copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
    # to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
    # the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
    # and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
    # Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
    # 
    # The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
    # all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
    # 
    # THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
    # IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
    # FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.  IN NO EVENT SHALL
    # THE XFREE86 PROJECT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY,
    # WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF
    # OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
    # SOFTWARE.
    # 
    # Except as contained in this notice, the name of the XFree86 Project shall
    # not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other
    # dealings in this Software without prior written authorization from the
    # XFree86 Project.
    #
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Refer to the XF86Config(4/5) man page for details about the format of 
    # this file.
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # DRI Section
    # **********************************************************************
    Section "dri"
    # Access to OpenGL ICD is allowed for all users:
        Mode 0666
    # Access to OpenGL ICD is restricted to a specific user group:
    #    Group 100    # users
    #    Mode 0660
    EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Module section -- this  section  is used to specify
    # which dynamically loadable modules to load.
    # **********************************************************************
    #
    Section "Module"
    
    # This loads the DBE extension module.
    
        Load        "dbe"  	# Double buffer extension
    
    # This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
    # initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
        SubSection  "extmod"
          Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
        EndSubSection
    
    # This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
        Load        "type1"
        Load        "freetype"
    
    # This loads the GLX module
        Load        "glx"   # libglx.a
        Load        "dri"   # libdri.a
    
    EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Files section.  This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
    # **********************************************************************
    
    Section "Files"
    
    # The location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the
    # file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
    # no need to change the default.
    
        RgbPath	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
    # as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
    # command (or a combination of both methods)
    # 
    # If you don't have a floating point coprocessor and emacs, Mosaic or other
    # programs take long to start up, try moving the Type1 and Speedo directory
    # to the end of this list (or comment them out).
    # 
    
        FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
        FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
        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/Speedo/"
        FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
        FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    
    # The module search path.  The default path is shown here.
    
    #    ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
    
    EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Server flags section.
    # **********************************************************************
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
    
    # Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is 
    # received.  This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
    # provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging
    
    #    Option "NoTrapSignals"
    
    # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
    # This allows clients to receive this key event.
    
    #    Option "DontZap"
    
    # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
    # sequences.  This allows clients to receive these key events.
    
    #    Option "Dont Zoom"
    
    # Uncomment this to disable tuning with the xvidtune client. With
    # it the client can still run and fetch card and monitor attributes,
    # but it will not be allowed to change them. If it tries it will
    # receive a protocol error.
    
    #    Option "DisableVidModeExtension"
    
    # Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local xvidtune client. 
    
    #    Option "AllowNonLocalXvidtune"
    
    # Uncomment this to disable dynamically modifying the input device
    # &#40;mouse and keyboard&#41; settings. 
    
    #    Option "DisableModInDev"
    
    # Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to
    # change the keyboard or mouse settings &#40;currently only xset&#41;.
    
    #    Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev"
    
    EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Input devices
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Core keyboard's InputDevice section
    # **********************************************************************
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
        Identifier	"Keyboard1"
        Driver	"kbd"
    # For most OSs the protocol can be omitted &#40;it defaults to "Standard"&#41;.
    # When using XQUEUE &#40;only for SVR3 and SVR4, but not Solaris&#41;,
    # uncomment the following line.
    
    #    Option "Protocol"   "Xqueue"
    
        Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
    
    # Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled &#40;eg, with xset&#40;1&#41;&#41;
    #    Option "Xleds"      "1 2 3"
    
    #    Option "LeftAlt"    "Meta"
    #    Option "RightAlt"   "ModeShift"
    
    # To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
    # lines below &#40;which are the defaults&#41;.  For example, for a non-U.S.
    # keyboard, you will probably want to use&#58;
    #    Option "XkbModel"   "pc102"
    # If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use&#58;
    #    Option "XkbModel"   "microsoft"
    #
    # Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
    # For example, a german layout can be obtained with&#58;
    #    Option "XkbLayout"  "de"
    # or&#58;
    #    Option "XkbLayout"  "de"
    #    Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
    #
    # If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
    # control keys, use&#58;
    #    Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl&#58;swapcaps"
    
    # These are the default XKB settings for XFree86
    #    Option "XkbRules"   "xfree86"
    #    Option "XkbModel"   "pc101"
    #    Option "XkbLayout"  "us"
    #    Option "XkbVariant" ""
    #    Option "XkbOptions" ""
    
    #    Option "XkbDisable"
    
        Option "XkbRules"	"xfree86"
        Option "XkbModel"	"pc101"
        Option "XkbLayout"	"us"
    
    EndSection
    
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Core Pointer's InputDevice section
    # **********************************************************************
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
    # Identifier and driver
    
        Identifier	"Mouse1"
        Driver "mouse"
        Option "Protocol"   "ImPS/2"
        Option "ZAxisMapping"   "4 5"
        Option "Device"     "/dev/input/mice"
    
    # When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
    # the following line.
    
    #    Option "Protocol"   "Xqueue"
    
    # Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
    # almost every case these lines should be omitted.
    
    #    Option "BaudRate"   "9600"
    #    Option "SampleRate" "150"
    
    # Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
    # Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds &#40;default is 50ms&#41;
    
    #    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
    #    Option "Emulate3Timeout"    "50"
    
    # ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice
    
    #    Option "ChordMiddle"
    
    EndSection
    
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Other input device sections 
    # this is optional and is required only if you
    # are using extended input devices.  This is for example only.  Refer
    # to the XF86Config man page for a description of the options.
    # **********************************************************************
    #
    # Section "InputDevice" 
    #    Identifier  "Mouse2"
    #    Driver      "mouse"
    #    Option      "Protocol"      "MouseMan"
    #    Option      "Device"        "/dev/mouse2"
    # EndSection
    #
    # Section "InputDevice"
    #    Identifier "spaceball"
    #    Driver     "magellan"
    #    Option     "Device"         "/dev/cua0"
    # EndSection
    #
    # Section "InputDevice"
    #    Identifier "spaceball2"
    #    Driver     "spaceorb"
    #    Option     "Device"         "/dev/cua0"
    # EndSection
    #
    # Section "InputDevice"
    #    Identifier "touchscreen0"
    #    Driver     "microtouch"
    #    Option     "Device"         "/dev/ttyS0"
    #    Option     "MinX"           "1412"
    #    Option     "MaxX"           "15184"
    #    Option     "MinY"           "15372"
    #    Option     "MaxY"           "1230"
    #    Option     "ScreenNumber"   "0"
    #    Option     "ReportingMode"  "Scaled"
    #    Option     "ButtonNumber"   "1"
    #    Option     "SendCoreEvents"
    # EndSection
    #
    # Section "InputDevice"
    #    Identifier "touchscreen1"
    #    Driver     "elo2300"
    #    Option     "Device"         "/dev/ttyS0"
    #    Option     "MinX"           "231"
    #    Option     "MaxX"           "3868"
    #    Option     "MinY"           "3858"
    #    Option     "MaxY"           "272"
    #    Option     "ScreenNumber"   "0"
    #    Option     "ReportingMode"  "Scaled"
    #    Option     "ButtonThreshold"    "17"
    #    Option     "ButtonNumber"   "1"
    #    Option     "SendCoreEvents"
    # EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Monitor section
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # Any number of monitor sections may be present
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier  "Monitor0"
    # === mode lines based on GTF ===
    # VGA @ 100Hz
    # Modeline "640x480@100" 43.163 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 509 +hsync +vsync
    # SVGA @ 100Hz
    # Modeline "800x600@100" 68.179 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 636 +hsync +vsync
    # XVGA @ 100Hz
    # Modeline "1024x768@100" 113.309 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 814 +hsync +vsync
    # 1152x864 @ 60Hz
    # Modeline "1152x864@60" 81.642 1152 1216 1336 1520 864 865 868 895 +hsync +vsync
    # 1152x864 @ 85Hz
    # Modeline "1152x864@85" 119.651 1152 1224 1352 1552 864 865 868 907 +hsync +vsync
    # 1152x864 @ 100Hz
    # Modeline "1152x864@100" 143.472 1152 1232 1360 1568 864 865 868 915 +hsync +vsync
    # 1280x960 @ 75Hz
    # Modeline "1280x960@75" 129.859 1280 1368 1504 1728 960 961 964 1002 +hsync +vsync
    # 1280x960 @ 100Hz
    # Modeline "1280x960@100" 178.992 1280 1376 1520 1760 960 961 964 1017  +hsync +vsync
    # SXGA @ 100Hz
    # Modeline "1280x1024@100" 190.960 1280 1376 1520 1760 1024 1025 1028 1085 +hsync +vsync
    # SPEA GDM-1950 &#40;60Hz,64kHz,110MHz,-,-&#41;&#58; 1280x1024 @ V-freq&#58; 60.00 Hz, H-freq&#58; 63.73 KHz
    # Modeline "GDM-1950"  109.62  1280 1336 1472 1720  1024 1024 1026 1062 -hsync -vsync
    # 1600x1000 @ 60Hz
    # Modeline "1600x1000" 133.142 1600 1704 1872 2144 1000 1001 1004 1035 +hsync +vsync
    # 1600x1000 @ 75Hz
    # Modeline "1600x1000" 169.128 1600 1704 1880 2160 1000 1001 1004 1044 +hsync +vsync
    # 1600x1000 @ 85Hz
    # Modeline "1600x1000" 194.202 1600 1712 1888 2176 1000 1001 1004 1050 +hsync +vsync
    # 1600x1000 @ 100Hz
    # Modeline "1600x1000" 232.133 1600 1720 1896 2192 1000 1001 1004 1059 +hsync +vsync
    # 1600x1024 @ 60Hz
    # Modeline "1600x1024" 136.385 1600 1704 1872 2144 1024 1027 1030 1060 +hsync +vsync
    # 1600x1024 @ 75Hz
    # Modeline "1600x1024" 174.416 1600 1712 1888 2176 1024 1025 1028 1069 +hsync +vsync
    # 1600x1024 @ 76Hz
    # Modeline "1600x1024" 170.450 1600 1632 1792 2096 1024 1027 1030 1070 +hsync +vsync
    # 1600x1024 @ 85Hz
    # Modeline "1600x1024" 198.832 1600 1712 1888 2176 1024 1027 1030 1075 +hsync +vsync
    # 1920x1080 @ 60Hz
    # Modeline "1920x1080" 172.798 1920 2040 2248 2576 1080 1081 1084 1118 -hsync -vsync
    # 1920x1080 @ 75Hz
    # Modeline "1920x1080" 211.436 1920 2056 2264 2608 1080 1081 1084 1126 +hsync +vsync
    # 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
    # Modeline "1920x1200" 193.156 1920 2048 2256 2592 1200 1201 1203 1242 +hsync +vsync
    # 1920x1200 @ 75Hz
    # Modeline "1920x1200" 246.590 1920 2064 2272 2624 1200 1201 1203 1253 +hsync +vsync
    # 2048x1536 @ 60
    # Modeline "2048x1536" 266.952 2048 2200 2424 2800 1536 1537 1540 1589 +hsync +vsync
    # 2048x1536 @ 60
    # Modeline "2048x1536" 266.952 2048 2200 2424 2800 1536 1537 1540 1589 +hsync +vsync
    # 1400x1050 @ 60Hz M9 Laptop mode 
    # ModeLine "1400x1050" 122.000 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1052 1064 1082 +hsync +vsync
    # 1920x2400 @ 25Hz for IBM T221, VS VP2290 and compatible display devices
    # Modeline "1920x2400@25" 124.620 1920 1928 1980 2048 2400 2401 2403 2434 +hsync +vsync
    # 1920x2400 @ 30Hz for IBM T221, VS VP2290 and compatible display devices
    # Modeline "1920x2400@30" 149.250 1920 1928 1982 2044 2400 2402 2404 2434 +hsync +vsync
    
    EndSection
    
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Graphics device section
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # Any number of graphics device sections may be present
    
    # Standard VGA Device&#58;
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Standard VGA"
        VendorName  "Unknown"
        BoardName   "Unknown"
    
    # The chipset line is optional in most cases.  It can be used to override
    # the driver's chipset detection, and should not normally be specified.
    
    #    Chipset     "generic"
    
    # The Driver line must be present.  When using run-time loadable driver
    # modules, this line instructs the server to load the specified driver
    # module.  Even when not using loadable driver modules, this line
    # indicates which driver should interpret the information in this section.
    
        Driver      "vga"
    # The BusID line is used to specify which of possibly multiple devices
    # this section is intended for.  When this line isn't present, a device
    # section can only match up with the primary video device.  For PCI
    # devices a line like the following could be used.  This line should not
    # normally be included unless there is more than one video device
    # installed.
    
    #    BusID       "PCI&#58;0&#58;10&#58;0"
    
    #    VideoRam    256
    
    #    Clocks      25.2 28.3
    
    EndSection
    
    # === ATI device section ===
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier                          "ATI Graphics Adapter"
        Driver                              "fglrx"
    # ### generic DRI settings ###
    # === disable PnP Monitor  ===
        #Option                              "NoDDC"
    # === disable/enable XAA/DRI ===
        Option "no_accel"                   "no"
        Option "no_dri"                     "no"
    # === misc DRI settings ===
        Option "mtrr"                       "off" # disable DRI mtrr mapper, driver has its own code for mtrr
    # ### FireGL DDX driver module specific settings ###
    # === Screen Management ===
        Option "DesktopSetup"               "&#40;null&#41;" 
        Option "ScreenOverlap"              "0" 
        Option "GammaCorrectionI"           "0x01c07c1c"
        Option "GammaCorrectionII"          "0x00000000"
    # === OpenGL specific profiles/settings ===
        Option "Capabilities"               "0x00000000"
        Option "CapabilitiesEx"             "0x00000000"
    # === Video Overlay for the Xv extension ===
        Option "VideoOverlay"               "on"
    # === OpenGL Overlay ===
    # Note&#58; When OpenGL Overlay is enabled, Video Overlay
    #       will be disabled automatically
        Option "OpenGLOverlay"              "off"
    # === Center Mode &#40;Laptops only&#41; ===
        Option "CenterMode"                 "off"
    # === Pseudo Color Visuals &#40;8-bit visuals&#41; ===
        Option "PseudoColorVisuals"         "off"
    # === QBS Management ===
        Option "Stereo"                     "off"
        Option "StereoSyncEnable"           "1"
    # === FSAA Management ===
        Option "FSAAEnable"                 "no"
        Option "FSAAScale"                  "1"
        Option "FSAADisableGamma"           "no"
        Option "FSAACustomizeMSPos"         "no"
        Option "FSAAMSPosX0"                "0.000000"
        Option "FSAAMSPosY0"                "0.000000"
        Option "FSAAMSPosX1"                "0.000000"
        Option "FSAAMSPosY1"                "0.000000"
        Option "FSAAMSPosX2"                "0.000000"
        Option "FSAAMSPosY2"                "0.000000"
        Option "FSAAMSPosX3"                "0.000000"
        Option "FSAAMSPosY3"                "0.000000"
        Option "FSAAMSPosX4"                "0.000000"
        Option "FSAAMSPosY4"                "0.000000"
        Option "FSAAMSPosX5"                "0.000000"
        Option "FSAAMSPosY5"                "0.000000"
    # === Misc Options ===
        Option "UseFastTLS"                 "0"
        Option "BlockSignalsOnLock"         "on"
        Option "UseInternalAGPGART"         "yes"
        Option "ForceGenericCPU"            "no"
        BusID "PCI&#58;1&#58;0&#58;0"    # vendor=1002, device=5961
        Screen 0
    EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Screen sections
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
    # the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
    # may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
    # option.
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier  "Screen0"
        Device      "ATI Graphics Adapter"
        Monitor     "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth 24
        #Option "backingstore"
    
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       24
            Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            ViewPort    0 0  # initial origin if mode is smaller than desktop
    #        Virtual     1280 1024
        EndSubsection
    EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # ServerLayout sections.
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present.  Each describes
    # the way multiple screens are organised.  A specific ServerLayout
    # section may be specified from the X server command line with the
    # "-layout" option.  In the absence of this, the first section is used.
    # When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section
    # is used alone.
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    
    # The Identifier line must be present
        Identifier  "Server Layout"
    
    # Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally
    # the relative position of other screens.  The four names after
    # primary screen name are the screens to the top, bottom, left and right
    # of the primary screen.
    
        Screen "Screen0"
    
    # Each InputDevice line specifies an InputDevice section name and
    # optionally some options to specify the way the device is to be
    # used.  Those options include "CorePointer", "CoreKeyboard" and
    # "SendCoreEvents".
    
        InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    
    EndSection
    
    ### EOF ###
    tail /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    Code:
    &#91;root@itchy downloads&#93;# tail /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    &#40;**&#41; Keyboard1&#58; XkbRules&#58; "xfree86"
    &#40;**&#41; Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
    &#40;**&#41; Keyboard1&#58; XkbModel&#58; "pc101"
    &#40;**&#41; Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    &#40;**&#41; Keyboard1&#58; XkbLayout&#58; "us"
    &#40;**&#41; Option "CustomKeycodes" "off"
    &#40;**&#41; Keyboard1&#58; CustomKeycodes disabled
    &#40;II&#41; XINPUT&#58; Adding extended input device "Keyboard1" &#40;type&#58; KEYBOARD&#41;
    &#40;II&#41; XINPUT&#58; Adding extended input device "Mouse1" &#40;type&#58; MOUSE&#41;
    &#40;II&#41; Mouse1&#58; ps2EnableDataReporting&#58; succeeded
    i really don't want to have to reformat again because of an ati driver.. (i tried this a couple years ago as well..)

    thanks for any insight you can provide
    - IPfreely

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    Your ATI drivers certainly are not enabled correctly...

    What's your distro?

    Have you installed the driver correctly? With the kernel module?

    If you are on a Debian based distro, it's gonna be easy. Tell me more.
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    Well I'm away from my desktop because I've gone away for the holidays so I can't look at my exact xorg.conf file anymore. But I noticed a couple of things about your xorg.conf. First you have two drivers enabled. "vga" and "fglrx" try just enabling the fglrx one without the vga option. Second you don't have any lines in your monitor section detailing your horizsync and vertsync. These are probably the most important section for X to run properly on your screen. Try adding something in your monitor section like this:

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName "Monitor Model"
    HorizSync 30-70
    VertRefresh 50-90

    but with the appropriate rates for your monitor which you can usually find from your vendors site. Also you may want to look into using the "radeon" driver which is opensourced provided direct rendering and I believe will work with your card. The only reason I chose the proprietary driver is that it allowed my TV out function to work but I never had a problem with the radeon driver. Make sure you check out the wiki I posted in my first post.

    Oh yeah make sure if you have the "useinternalagpgart" option set to "yes" that you don't have agp support in your kernel. If you set it to "no" make sure that you do have support in your kernel. This is also explained in the wiki posted above.
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    Spencerf is right, you have "vga" AND "fglrx" as drivers in your xorg.conf. That cannot be right, even if your xorg.conf says:

    # Any number of graphics device sections may be present
    fglrxconfig has never been good to me. And generating a nice working xorg.conf out of it is just lucky. I always modify my xorg.conf by hand.

    But, then again, I'm not using a dual-monitor setup.
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    thanks again for the replies guys
    wow i've edited that file until i've just about got it memorized. my tv-out works perfectly, but my monitor is still completely washed out.
    antidrugue sorry i should have posted my setup right away:
    Fedora core 4, kernel 2.6.14-1.1644_FC4 using athlon processor, asus mobo
    i don't know how else to install the drivers other than to follow the ATI instructions: sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.20.8-i386.run
    is there something else i should do??


    spencerf, thanks for the tip. i googled it and the hsync,vsync for my Sony sdm-hs73 monitor evidently should be:
    HorizSync 28 - 65
    VertRefresh 48 - 65
    so i used those values.

    i found this post where a guy says he got my ati 9200 working and the trick is to use single mode output so i'm going to try that.

    [later that night] ok that did squat.

    i've restored my original xorg.conf file and everything's back to normal. can i just enter a lines that tells my machine to use TV out somehow? i see up top under Section "ServerLayout" it says something about "multihead layout" - how do i enable tv out?

    thanks very much for helping and reading this post!
    -IPfreely

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    I just found a fix to this:

    http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-L...4-04/3050.html

    The solution is adding Options "sw_cursor" to the device section. I can actually view the monitor now!

    Quote Originally Posted by rafgar
    My media center has a Radeon 9200 with dual monitors. One is actually a monitor, while the other is my TV (which is just a standard, plain old fashioned TV, not HD or LCD or anything like that). My problem, believe it or not, is with the monitor, not the TV. Everything on the TV looks fine, and what problems I do have with it are from a bad cable that I haven't gotten around to replacing yet. On the monitor, however, everything is horribly washed out with the fglrx driver. With other drivers I've tried (ati and vesa), the monitor works fine, but the TV is completely garbled. I kinda need the dual monitor setup because, while it handles subtitles on movies fine, normal text is all but unreadable on the TV. I've tried fglrxconfig, but it didn't help at all, so I went back to the xorg.conf I was using before (the one fglrxconfig makes is just too damn crufty IMHO). Any suggestions?

    Oh, and because I know it'll be suggested, switching to an NVidia card isn't an option. The only reason I have this media center at all is because I got the box for free (well, for putting together the computer that the previous owner bought one piece at a time, so almost free). I can't afford to put any money into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBaleshiski
    I just found a fix to this:

    http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-L...4-04/3050.html

    The solution is adding Options "sw_cursor" to the device section. I can actually view the monitor now!
    this screws up the mouse.

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