Radeon 9200 Detection During Installation - Could use some advice

Clyde E. Kunkel clydekunkel7734 at cox.net
Wed Mar 15 03:39:10 UTC 2006

Mike A. Harris wrote:
> Clyde E. Kunkel wrote:
>> On all of the FC5 clean test installs and rawhide daily net clean 
>> installs including rawhide 3/12/06, one of my radeon cards is not 
>> detected during installation.  I don't know if this is normal behavior 
>> or a potential bug.  System has a radeon 9200 installed in the AGP 
>> slot of an ASUS P4C800-deluxe mobo and a radeon 9200 SE installed in a 
>> PCI slot.  The AGP card has a viewsonic crt attached and the PCI card 
>> has a Princeton 17" LCD attached.
>> Anaconda, during its startup, reports that it finds a radeon SE 
>> (secondary) with P225f-2 monitor, however, no problems during install 
>> and xorg.conf is correctly created with the P225f-2 installed on 
>> RADEON(0), the AGP 9200 card.  The anaconda logs show that both cards 
>> are seen with the 9200 SE PCI card (busid 2:10:0) being reported 
>> before the 9200 AGP card (busid 1:0:0).  This might be why anaconda 
>> says that the installed card is the 9200 SE, but sets up with the 9200.
> Sounds like a kudzu bug.
>> I think this is an xorg problem because: 1) dual head works with SuSE 
>> 10.0 on xorg 6.8 and Gentoo 6.8.  It does not work on SuSE 10.1 beta 
>> series, nor Mandriva Cooker, nor FC 5, all using either xorg 6.9 or 
>> 7.0.  If I use the device, monitor and screen sections from the 
>> working SuSE 10.0 installation on a FC5 installation, I get a bit 
>> further with the CRT **sometimes** getting to the gnome startup, but 
>> the LCD just has random colors and the system freezes.  I have never 
>> tried the proprietary ATI drivers with FC5, nor do I want to.
> Please file a bug report in X.Org bugzilla:  http://bugs.freedesktop.org
> in the "xorg" component.
>> I am willing to bugzilla this, but would value some opinions from the 
>> testing community if you have seen anything like this or have gotten 
>> dual head to work with the new xorgs with separate graphics cards.
> On a separate note, system-config-display does not properly configure
> dualhead (and never has).  Anyone wanting dualhead configuration needs
> to manually configure it by reading the manpages and experimenting with
> options until the correct incantation is achieved.  If any assistance
> is needed to come up with the right set of server and/or driver options
> to get dualhead working, the xorg at lists.freedesktop.org mailing list
> is the best general forum to seek such help.
> Hope this helps.

It does help, thank you for the response.

I have been experimenting with the daily rawhide installation of 3/12/05 
and can get to the point where both cards and monitors are defined and 
can get to a complete working gnome desktop on the primary monitor, but 
just an inert second monitor.  On XOSLinux which is running xorg 6.8.2, 
can get both monitors up and running, but can't get mouse action in the 
second monitor.  More proof that there is a problem with something in 

Have been reading the xorg list filings and there have been problems 
with multi-card setups, but they were like four card setups and the rest 
were laptops with attached monitors.

Will bz at xorg when I have more data and have run more combinations.


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