[ardour-users] Dual Monitors - SOLVED

7lb9oz Productions viipoundproductions at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 9 10:06:15 PST 2005

Hello all, I dont know who exactly was following this
thread, but I know that there were at least a few
people asking for my solution so here it is.  

Basically what I did was to allow the "Applications ->
System Settings -> Display" tool to create a new
xorg.conf file based on a dual monitor settup using
the "radeon" driver.  Then, I just had to add a few
options to the first "Section "Device"" within the
file to make it acctually work.  The section is as

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "radeon"
        VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
        BoardName   "ATI Radeon 9200"
        Option "DDCMode" "on" # I did this
        Option "MergedFB" "on" # and this
        BusID "PCI:1:0:0" 
        Option "CRT2Position" "LeftOf" # and this
        Screen 0

Everything else I left as it was, then after a reboot
all was working fine.

I have also tried it with the fglrx drivers from ATI,
but as of right now, (unless someone here can tell me
a good reason to use them), I am going to say that
they are not worth the hassle.  I did manage to get
them installed, I even ran the fglrxconfig program,
set it all up and it appeared to be ok, but it was
still using the mesa instead of the ATI drivers.  I
know that this can be done, but it is such a huge deal
to get the ATI fglrx installed that I am not going to
mess with it right now - although I wouldnt mind
having them working, I just dont have enough hair to
keep pulling it out.

My complete, working xorg.conf file is attached for
anyone who may want/need to look at it.

Thanks again to all who helped, now on to the next
struggle - whatever it may be

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