|Summary:||Multihead is not working with ATI card and VESA driver|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Dmitriy Kropivnitskiy <nigde>|
|Component:||xorg-x11-server||Assignee:||X/OpenGL Maintenance List <xgl-maint>|
|Status:||CLOSED CANTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2007-06-15 15:14:12 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Dmitriy Kropivnitskiy 2007-06-13 19:35:06 UTC
Description of problem: I was not able to make my dual monitor setup work with my ATI X1300 video card. I have tried to use the GUI display configuration tool and manually create xorg.conf file, but whatever I do, all I get is just a copy of the same screen on both monitors. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 126.96.36.199-8.fc7
Comment 1 Dmitriy Kropivnitskiy 2007-06-13 19:35:06 UTC
Created attachment 156907 [details] xorg.conf file
Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2007-06-15 14:06:04 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue. Please attach your X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachment using the bugzilla file attachment link below. Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug /var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please. We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information. Thanks in advance.
Comment 3 Adam Jackson 2007-06-15 15:14:12 UTC
Nor are you ever going to. The vesa driver can not do dualhead, period. This is a fundamental limitation of how the vesa BIOS interface works.
Comment 4 Dmitriy Kropivnitskiy 2007-06-15 15:23:48 UTC
OK, in that case you might want to note somewhere that your brand new distribution doesn't work with half the video cards on the market. Namely any ATI card made in the past few years.
Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2007-06-15 15:35:19 UTC
Write that email to the manufacturer of that card -- they forgot to tell us (and anybody else) how to manipulate with your card.
Comment 6 Dmitriy Kropivnitskiy 2007-06-15 15:41:55 UTC
I am not going to go into a long discussion on this, but somehow every other distribution around, including previous version of Fedora works on my system. I know that it happens to use proprietary drivers, but the point being all you had a choice to either include older (and supported) version of Xorg or to alienate every ATI hardware user out there. Your choice I suppose. I am all for open source systems and I understand the need to break free from proprietary software. I would use a working alternative if there was one. Unfortunately Fedora creators broke compatibility with proprietary without providing ANY sort of open alternative. Bye-bye.