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Re: FC5 xorg and dual head

On Sun, 2006-05-14 at 00:42 -0400, Chris Ruprecht wrote:
> Hello,
> I did a clean installed of FC5 on my laptop.
> Under FC4 I can run dual head (meaning that I use the laptops LCD
> display plus a second external LCD monitor showing different desktops at
> the same time) just fine.
> Under FC5, this is broken. If I select "Individual desktops", the
> external monitor just says 'No signal' and after a while, goes to sleep.

Which graphics card is being used?
How is it configured?

> I asked this a few weeks ago, when I first installed FC5 (upgraded from
> FC4) and I have since then installed SuSE 10, then FC4 and then FC5
> again. I don't want to run FC4 since I don't seem to get Firefox 1.5.x.x
> and Thunderbird 1.5.x.x to install (it wants to install later versions
> of stuff that I need for other things and fails badly). The answer I got
> back then was "Yeah, it's broken, check for updates frequently." I
> appreciate the answer, don't get me wrong - at least I know I'm not
> going nuts - others also have this issue. But I was sort of thinking
> that this should be not to difficult to fix for somebody with the right
> experience. Or am I expecting too much?

A. FC5 includes FF and thundebird
B. FC4 doesn't.
C. If you -choose- to use mozilla.org's version of FF/thunderbird you
are breaking compatibility with Fedora's package manager. How can you
expect Fedora to fix a problem (missing  libstdc++.so.5) if you bypass
it and install things by hand?


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