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Re: FC5: Dual head - second screen not working in X



I have a Thinkpad T30 which has a Radeon Mobility M7.  When I was using FC4, my dual-head setup worked very well.  With FC5, I have the same symptoms as described below. 

Is this still the best advice to get dual-head working again?   How successful has this been for people experiencing this issue?

If anyone does have this working, I'd love to hear how you did it.  Any working xorg.conf files gladly accepted.

Thanks.

John

----- Original Message ----
From: Clyde E. Kunkel <clydekunkel7734 cox net>
To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 10:58:45 AM
Subject: Re: FC5: Dual head - second screen not working in X

On 3/21/06, Chris Ruprecht <chris ruprecht org> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I had the dual head stuff working great in FC4 on my ThinkPad.
After the
> > FC5 upgrade last night, the second screen no longer gets a signal
when X
> > starts.
> >
> > I tried to edit the xorg.conf file to no avail - the second screen
stays
> > dark. I ran the display configuration to span the desktop over two
> > screens and it seems to place new windows on the second screen, but the
> > screen still stays dark.
> >
> > I tried to find any info on this but came up empty.
> >
> > Any help is appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Chris

> what chipset are you using?  I haven't been able to have a dual
> display at all...

Problems with all linux distros with radeon dual head with xorg 6.9/7.0.
  Not sure of other gfx boards.  Advice on xorg list is to try nightly
DRI and radeon binary snapshots. See, for example:

http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/Download#head-55420c59a1c2e9a70f07a6fa02f0d228ffb87b76

--
Regards,

Old Fart
(my reply-to address is "munged" to defeat spambots)


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