Bug 172367 - manual edit of xorg.conf needed for multihead display
manual edit of xorg.conf needed for multihead display
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-display (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
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Reported: 2005-11-03 08:21 EST by Mark Frazer
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-03 14:22:51 EDT
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working xorg.conf file (3.46 KB, text/plain)
2005-11-03 08:22 EST, Mark Frazer
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Description Mark Frazer 2005-11-03 08:21:33 EST
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Description of problem:
I was running single headed with a 1680x1050 panel and a radeon 7000 AGP card.
Bought another panel and a PCI radeon 7000 card.  Both panels are connected via DVI.  On boot, only the new panel comes up, i guess because it is first in the PCI order.

Run system-config-display to set up second panel.  Restart, it does not work, in fact X didn't come up at all.  Reboot to single user, changed inittab to runlevel 3, and restore xorg.conf from xorg.conf.backup.  Start X, run system-config-display, again and again.  Give up on system-config-display and play with xorg.conf by hand.

Seems system-config-display was not adding a BusID line to the device section of the AGP card.  Maybe because the section was already present in the xorg.conf.

System-config-display also added a "Clone" option to the server layout which is not documented in the xorg.conf manual page.

The hand edited xorg.conf is attached.  All I did was add the Gamma line to each monitor section and the BusID to the Videocard0 Device section.

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Comment 1 Mark Frazer 2005-11-03 08:22:35 EST
Created attachment 120687 [details]
working xorg.conf file

This is the hand-edited xorg.conf with the added BusID for the AGP card.
Comment 2 Christian Iseli 2007-01-22 06:14:51 EST
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.

Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?

Comment 3 Adam Jackson 2007-04-03 14:22:51 EDT
NEEDINFO timeout, resolving as INSUFFICIENT_DATA.  If you are still experiencing
this bug in FC6 or FC7, please reopen.  Thanks for the report!

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