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Hi there everyone, Recently coming back into using linux after about 5 years , lol yeah i know :P Anyway onto the question.. I decided to shoehorn myself back into ...
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  1. #1
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    Monitor selection help please


    Hi there everyone,

    Recently coming back into using linux after about 5 years , lol yeah i know :P Anyway onto the question..

    I decided to shoehorn myself back into it using the latest DvD official from mandrake. (10.1)
    Im using a card with 2 outputs, On bootup to the gui login screen both screens show the login gui screen which is all good for starters, as in i thought at least it sees the sony hmd monitor and the flat screen.

    Thing is when it then logs into the desktop (whatever one i use) it then swtiched off my largest of the 2 montiors (sony 19" which is on the main port for the card) the flat panel stays on and works as one would expect (using the secondry port on the card) I found that a bit odd, no matter what i can find to fiddle with i cant seem to at least get the other screen active..

    I did notice going into the display config it says "You do not have the ability to use X rand it hink it was to resize your resolution installed etc etc. and then the multimonito tab also says i dont have the software installed to use this function.. ?

    I though that on install it would of done all this seeing as its the latest nifty package from mandrake to include that powerpack etc.. Thing is if anyone can let me know what i might need installed to use this? As as far as i know what i got as in MdKxserver and the X server options u can choose for the distro dont seem to change anything at all for me..

    Did try looking through the docs for dual display help but just dont see nothing of that sort, not even the find function will locate text with those words for me..

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can at least point me in the right direction, so i can relax more and get on learning the linux os..

    James..

    # File generated by XFdrake.

    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
    # this file.
    # ************************************************** ********************

    Section "Files"
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
    # By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
    # the X server to render fonts.
    FontPath "unix/:-1"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
    AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
    #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "dri" # direct rendering
    Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "keyboard"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
    Option "XkbOptions" ""
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Generic"
    ModelName "Flat Panel 1024x768"
    HorizSync 31.5-48.5
    VertRefresh 40-70

    # Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
    # 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

    # Dell D800 and few Inspiron (16/10) 1280x800
    ModeLine "1280x800" 147.89 1280 1376 1512 1744 800 801 804 848

    # Dell D800 and few Inspiron (16/10) 1680x1050
    ModeLine "1680x1050" 214.51 1680 1800 1984 2288 1050 1051 1054 1103

    # Dell D800 and few Inspiron (16/10) 1920x1200
    ModeLine "1920x1200" 230 1920 1936 2096 2528 1200 1201 1204 1250 +HSync +VSync

    # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
    # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

    # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    VendorName "ATI"
    BoardName "ATI Radeon (fglrx)"
    Driver "fglrx"
    Option "DPMS"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY1" "0.000000"
    Option "StereoSyncEnable" "1"

    # === disable PnP Monitor ===
    #Option "NoDDC"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX5" "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY4" "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX2" "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX4" "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY0" "0.000000"
    Option "FSAADisableGamma" "no"

    # === Video Overlay for the Xv extension ===
    Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
    Option "ForceGenericCPU" "no"
    Option "GammaCorrectionII" "0x00000000"
    Option "VRefresh2" "unspecified"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY5" "0.000000"
    Option "CenterMode" "off"
    Option "IgnoreEDID" "off"

    # === OpenGL Overlay ===
    # Note: When OpenGL Overlay is enabled, Video Overlay
    # will be disabled automatically
    Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
    Option "FSAACustomizeMSPos" "no"

    # === FSAA ===
    Option "FSAAScale" "1"

    # === FireGL DDX driver module specific settings ===
    # === Screen Management ===
    Option "DesktopSetup" "0x00000000"
    Option "HSync2" "unspecified"
    Option "TVHStartAdj" "0"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX0" "0.000000"
    Option "no_dri" "no"
    Option "GammaCorrectionI" "0x00000000"
    Option "BlockSignalsOnLock" "on"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX1" "0.000000"
    Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"
    Option "MonitorLayout" "AUTO, AUTO"

    # === disable/enable XAA/DRI ===
    Option "no_accel" "no"

    # === Misc Options ===
    Option "UseFastTLS" "0"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY3" "0.000000"

    # === OpenGL specific profiles/settings ===
    Option "Capabilities" "0x00000000"
    Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
    Option "TVVPosAdj" "0"
    Option "TVColorAdj" "0"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY2" "0.000000"

    # === TV-out Management ===
    Option "NoTV" "yes"
    Option "TVHSizeAdj" "0"
    Option "TVHPosAdj" "0"
    Option "ScreenOverlap" "0"

    # === QBS Support ===
    Option "Stereo" "off"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX3" "0.000000"
    Option "TVVSizeAdj" "0"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultColorDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Virtual 1024 768
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Virtual 1024 768
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Virtual 1024 768
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Virtual 1024 768
    EndSubsection
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout1"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    Screen "screen1"
    EndSection

  2. #2
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    Here are the changes to the file I would suggest:

    # File generated by XFdrake.

    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
    # this file.
    # ************************************************** ********************

    Section "Files"
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
    # By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
    # the X server to render fonts.
    FontPath "unix/:-1"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
    AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
    #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
    Option "Xinerama"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "dri" # direct rendering
    Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "keyboard"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
    Option "XkbOptions" ""
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Generic"
    ModelName "Flat Panel 1024x768"
    HorizSync 31.5-48.5
    VertRefresh 40-70
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor2"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    VendorName "ATI"
    BoardName "ATI Radeon (fglrx)"
    Driver "fglrx"
    Option "DPMS"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY1" "0.000000"
    Option "StereoSyncEnable" "1"
    # === disable PnP Monitor ===
    #Option "NoDDC"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX5" "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY4" "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX2" "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX4" "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY0" "0.000000"
    Option "FSAADisableGamma" "no"
    # === Video Overlay for the Xv extension ===
    Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
    Option "ForceGenericCPU" "no"
    Option "GammaCorrectionII" "0x00000000"
    Option "VRefresh2" "unspecified"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY5" "0.000000"
    Option "CenterMode" "off"
    Option "IgnoreEDID" "off"
    # === OpenGL Overlay ===
    # Note: When OpenGL Overlay is enabled, Video Overlay
    # will be disabled automatically
    Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
    Option "FSAACustomizeMSPos" "no"
    # === FSAA ===
    Option "FSAAScale" "1"
    # === FireGL DDX driver module specific settings ===
    # === Screen Management ===

    Option "DesktopSetup" "0x00000000"
    Option "HSync2" "unspecified"
    Option "TVHStartAdj" "0"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX0" "0.000000"
    Option "no_dri" "no"
    Option "GammaCorrectionI" "0x00000000"
    Option "BlockSignalsOnLock" "on"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX1" "0.000000"
    Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"
    Option "MonitorLayout" "AUTO, AUTO"
    # === disable/enable XAA/DRI ===
    Option "no_accel" "no"
    # === Misc Options ===
    Option "UseFastTLS" "0"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY3" "0.000000"
    # === OpenGL specific profiles/settings ===
    Option "Capabilities" "0x00000000"
    Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
    Option "TVVPosAdj" "0"
    Option "TVColorAdj" "0"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY2" "0.000000"
    # === TV-out Management ===
    Option "NoTV" "yes"
    Option "TVHSizeAdj" "0"
    Option "TVHPosAdj" "0"
    Option "ScreenOverlap" "0"
    # === QBS Support ===
    Option "Stereo" "off"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX3" "0.000000"
    Option "TVVSizeAdj" "0"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "device2"
    VendorName "ATI"
    BoardName "ATI Radeon (fglrx)"
    Driver "fglrx"
    Option "DPMS"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY1" "0.000000"
    Option "StereoSyncEnable" "1"

    # === disable PnP Monitor ===
    #Option "NoDDC"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX5" "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY4" "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX2" "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX4" "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY0" "0.000000"
    Option "FSAADisableGamma" "no"

    # === Video Overlay for the Xv extension ===
    Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
    Option "ForceGenericCPU" "no"
    Option "GammaCorrectionII" "0x00000000"
    Option "VRefresh2" "unspecified"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY5" "0.000000"
    Option "CenterMode" "off"
    Option "IgnoreEDID" "off"

    # === OpenGL Overlay ===
    # Note: When OpenGL Overlay is enabled, Video Overlay
    # will be disabled automatically
    Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
    Option "FSAACustomizeMSPos" "no"

    # === FSAA ===
    Option "FSAAScale" "1"

    # === FireGL DDX driver module specific settings ===
    # === Screen Management ===
    Option "DesktopSetup" "0x00000000"
    Option "HSync2" "unspecified"
    Option "TVHStartAdj" "0"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX0" "0.000000"
    Option "no_dri" "no"
    Option "GammaCorrectionI" "0x00000000"
    Option "BlockSignalsOnLock" "on"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX1" "0.000000"
    Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"
    Option "MonitorLayout" "AUTO, AUTO"

    # === disable/enable XAA/DRI ===
    Option "no_accel" "no"

    # === Misc Options ===
    Option "UseFastTLS" "0"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY3" "0.000000"

    # === OpenGL specific profiles/settings ===
    Option "Capabilities" "0x00000000"
    Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
    Option "TVVPosAdj" "0"
    Option "TVColorAdj" "0"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY2" "0.000000"

    # === TV-out Management ===
    Option "NoTV" "yes"
    Option "TVHSizeAdj" "0"
    Option "TVHPosAdj" "0"
    Option "ScreenOverlap" "0"

    # === QBS Support ===
    Option "Stereo" "off"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX3" "0.000000"
    Option "TVVSizeAdj" "0"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultColorDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Virtual 1024 768
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Virtual 1024 768
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Virtual 1024 768
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Virtual 1024 768
    EndSubsection
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen2"
    Device "device2"
    Monitor "Monitor2"
    DefaultColorDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Virtual 1024 768
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Virtual 1024 768
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Virtual 1024 768
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Virtual 1024 768
    EndSubsection
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout1"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    Screen 0 "screen1"
    Screen 0 "screen2" Rightof "screen1"
    EndSection

  3. #3
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    wtf, heathhey, are you suggesting an entire cut-n-paste of your XFConfig? A little discussion might be useful. I think at the least, the keyword of xinerama should be pointed out.
    /IMHO
    //got nothin'
    ///this use to look better

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