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CheXBoX
I'm REALLY new to linux, like this is day 2.
I have been using a dual displays for years, so I realy miss the desktop real estate I had with duals. I read the post about running dual monitors and the article explaining how to do it. That kind of made sence to me, but I run a Radeon 7500, not 2 seperate video cards. With the current setup I have i can view both monitors, but they are cloned. And being that they do not both support the same refresh rates and resolutions, to run at max res on my main monitor shuts the other monitor down.
One monitor is 1280x1024 @ 65hz and the other maxes out at 1024X768 @ some disgustingly high refresh rate.
I'm willing to run both at 1024x768 if i have to, but does anyone know how to make this work?
any help is appreciated.
hughesjr
post your current /etc/X11/XF86Config file (or XF86Config-4) ...to make it look cleaner, use the CODE button before you paste and then again at the end of the paste...
CheXBoX
Here's my xf86 config. Now as i said before i am new to this, but it doesnt even look to me as though i am running a radeon driver, just a generic. Am i right?


CODE
# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

   Identifier  "Cicero"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

   HorizSync   31.5 - 64.3

#    HorizSync    30-64         # multisync
#    HorizSync    31.5, 35.2    # multiple fixed sync frequencies
#    HorizSync    15-25, 30-50  # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

   VertRefresh 50-70

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

# Standard VGA Device:

Section "Device"
   Identifier    "Standard VGA"
   VendorName    "Unknown"
   BoardName    "Unknown"

# The chipset line is optional in most cases.  It can be used to override
# the driver's chipset detection, and should not normally be specified.

#    Chipset    "generic"

# The Driver line must be present.  When using run-time loadable driver
# modules, this line instructs the server to load the specified driver
# module.  Even when not using loadable driver modules, this line
# indicates which driver should interpret the information in this section.

   Driver     "vga"
# The BusID line is used to specify which of possibly multiple devices
# this section is intended for.  When this line isn't present, a device
# section can only match up with the primary video device.  For PCI
# devices a line like the following could be used.  This line should not
# normally be included unless there is more than one video device
# intalled.

#    BusID      "PCI:0:10:0"

#    VideoRam    256

#    Clocks    25.2 28.3

EndSection

# Device configured by xf86config:

Section "Device"
   Identifier  "Radeon"
   Driver      "radeon"
   #VideoRam    65536
   # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
   Identifier  "Screen 1"
   Device      "Radeon"
   Monitor     "Cicero"
   DefaultDepth 16

   Subsection "Display"
       Depth       8
       Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
       ViewPort    0 0
   EndSubsection
   Subsection "Display"
       Depth       16
       Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
       ViewPort    0 0
   EndSubsection
   Subsection "Display"
       Depth       24
       Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
       ViewPort    0 0
   EndSubsection
EndSection

# *****************************************************************
hughesjr
OK ... now post the results of the command:

lspci | grep -i VGA
CheXBoX
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV200 QW [Radeon 7500]
hughesjr
You are using the radeon driver ... see the section of code ...

Section "Device"
Identifier "Radeon"
Driver "radeon"
#VideoRam 65536
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

--------------------------------------
Also, edit your first post and add a [/code] at the end of the last line...
CheXBoX
OK.... i see it now, what about all the other parts that say :


Section "Device"
Identifier "Standard VGA"
VendorName "Unknown"
BoardName "Unknown"

and the like?
hughesjr
That is another driver (not in use by the file) ... you would need another Section "Screen" with a line like this:

Device "Standard VGA"

before that device would be used....
-------------------------------
I'm almost done ... Post the Make and Model number of your second monitor....
CheXBoX
Phillips Magnavox
model # 15C3220W63
hughesjr
Also ... please post the Section "ServerLayout" section of your XF86Config file ... it will look similar to this....Actually, posting the entire XF86Config file would be best...

CODE
Section "ServerLayout"
       Identifier     "Default Layout"
       Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
       InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
       InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
       InputDevice    "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection
CheXBoX
CODE
# File generated by xf86config.

#
# Copyright (c) 1999 by The XFree86 Project, Inc.
#
# Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
# copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
# to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
# the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
# and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
# Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
#
# The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
# all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
#
# THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
# IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
# FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.  IN NO EVENT SHALL
# THE XFREE86 PROJECT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY,
# WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF
# OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
# SOFTWARE.
#
# Except as contained in this notice, the name of the XFree86 Project shall
# not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other
# dealings in this Software without prior written authorization from the
# XFree86 Project.
#

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config(4/5) man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Module section -- this  section  is used to specify
# which dynamically loadable modules to load.
# **********************************************************************
#
Section "Module"

# This loads the DBE extension module.

   Load        "dbe"      # Double buffer extension

# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
   SubSection  "extmod"
     Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
   EndSubSection

# This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
   Load        "type1"
   Load        "speedo"
#    Load        "freetype"
#    Load        "xtt"

# This loads the GLX module
#    Load       "glx"
# This loads the DRI module
#    Load       "dri"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Files section.  This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"

# The location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.

   RgbPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
# as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
# command (or a combination of both methods)
#
# If you don't have a floating point coprocessor and emacs, Mosaic or other
# programs take long to start up, try moving the Type1 and Speedo directory
# to the end of this list (or comment them out).
#

   FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
   FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
   FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
   FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
   FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
   FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/freefont/"
   FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
   FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

# The module search path.  The default path is shown here.

#    ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Server flags section.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"

# Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is
# received.  This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
# provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging

#    Option "NoTrapSignals"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><Fn> VT switch sequence
# (where n is 1 through 12).  This allows clients to receive these key
# events.

#    Option "DontVTSwitch"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
# This allows clients to receive this key event.

#    Option "DontZap"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
# sequences.  This allows clients to receive these key events.

#    Option "Dont Zoom"

# Uncomment this to disable tuning with the xvidtune client. With
# it the client can still run and fetch card and monitor attributes,
# but it will not be allowed to change them. If it tries it will
# receive a protocol error.

#    Option "DisableVidModeExtension"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local xvidtune client.

#    Option "AllowNonLocalXvidtune"

# Uncomment this to disable dynamically modifying the input device
# (mouse and keyboard) settings.

#    Option "DisableModInDev"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to
# change the keyboard or mouse settings (currently only xset).

#    Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

   Identifier    "Keyboard1"
   Driver    "Keyboard"

# For most OSs the protocol can be omitted (it defaults to "Standard").
# When using XQUEUE (only for SVR3 and SVR4, but not Solaris),
# uncomment the following line.

#    Option     "Protocol"      "Xqueue"

   Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#    Option    "Xleds"      "1 2 3"

#    Option "LeftAlt"     "Meta"
#    Option "RightAlt"    "ModeShift"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#    Option "XkbModel"    "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#    Option "XkbModel"    "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#    Option "XkbLayout"   "de"
# or:
#    Option "XkbLayout"   "de"
#    Option "XkbVariant"  "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#    Option "XkbOptions"  "ctrl:swapcaps"

# These are the default XKB settings for XFree86
#    Option "XkbRules"    "xfree86"
#    Option "XkbModel"    "pc101"
#    Option "XkbLayout"   "us"
#    Option "XkbVariant"  ""
#    Option "XkbOptions"  ""

#    Option "XkbDisable"

   Option "XkbRules"    "xfree86"
   Option "XkbModel"    "pc105"
   Option "XkbLayout"    "us"

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

   Identifier    "Mouse1"
   Driver    "mouse"
   Option "Protocol"    "ExplorerPS/2"
   Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
   Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

# Mouse-speed setting for PS/2 mouse.

#    Option "Resolution"    "256"

# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.

#    Option "Protocol"    "Xqueue"

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
# almost every case these lines should be omitted.

#    Option "BaudRate"    "9600"
#    Option "SampleRate"    "150"

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)

#    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
#    Option "Emulate3Timeout"    "50"

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

#    Option "ChordMiddle"

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Other input device sections
# this is optional and is required only if you
# are using extended input devices.  This is for example only.  Refer
# to the XF86Config man page for a description of the options.
# **********************************************************************
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier  "Mouse2"
#    Driver      "mouse"
#    Option      "Protocol"      "MouseMan"
#    Option      "Device"        "/dev/mouse2"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "spaceball"
#    Driver     "magellan"
#    Option     "Device"        "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "spaceball2"
#    Driver     "spaceorb"
#    Option     "Device"        "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "touchscreen0"
#    Driver     "microtouch"
#    Option     "Device"        "/dev/ttyS0"
#    Option     "MinX"          "1412"
#    Option     "MaxX"          "15184"
#    Option     "MinY"          "15372"
#    Option     "MaxY"          "1230"
#    Option     "ScreenNumber"  "0"
#    Option     "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
#    Option     "ButtonNumber"  "1"
#    Option     "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "touchscreen1"
#    Driver     "elo2300"
#    Option     "Device"        "/dev/ttyS0"
#    Option     "MinX"          "231"
#    Option     "MaxX"          "3868"
#    Option     "MinY"          "3858"
#    Option     "MaxY"          "272"
#    Option     "ScreenNumber"  "0"
#    Option     "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
#    Option     "ButtonThreshold"       "17"
#    Option     "ButtonNumber"  "1"
#    Option     "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

   Identifier  "Cicero"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

   HorizSync   31.5 - 64.3

#    HorizSync    30-64         # multisync
#    HorizSync    31.5, 35.2    # multiple fixed sync frequencies
#    HorizSync    15-25, 30-50  # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

   VertRefresh 50-70

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

# Standard VGA Device:

Section "Device"
   Identifier    "Standard VGA"
   VendorName    "Unknown"
   BoardName    "Unknown"

# The chipset line is optional in most cases.  It can be used to override
# the driver's chipset detection, and should not normally be specified.

#    Chipset    "generic"

# The Driver line must be present.  When using run-time loadable driver
# modules, this line instructs the server to load the specified driver
# module.  Even when not using loadable driver modules, this line
# indicates which driver should interpret the information in this section.

   Driver     "vga"
# The BusID line is used to specify which of possibly multiple devices
# this section is intended for.  When this line isn't present, a device
# section can only match up with the primary video device.  For PCI
# devices a line like the following could be used.  This line should not
# normally be included unless there is more than one video device
# intalled.

#    BusID      "PCI:0:10:0"

#    VideoRam    256

#    Clocks    25.2 28.3

EndSection

# Device configured by xf86config:

Section "Device"
   Identifier  "Radeon"
   Driver      "radeon"
   #VideoRam    65536
   # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
   Identifier  "Screen 1"
   Device      "Radeon"
   Monitor     "Cicero"
   DefaultDepth 16

   Subsection "Display"
       Depth       8
       Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
       ViewPort    0 0
   EndSubsection
   Subsection "Display"
       Depth       16
       Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
       ViewPort    0 0
   EndSubsection
   Subsection "Display"
       Depth       24
       Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
       ViewPort    0 0
   EndSubsection
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# ServerLayout sections.
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present.  Each describes
# the way multiple screens are organised.  A specific ServerLayout
# section may be specified from the X server command line with the
# "-layout" option.  In the absence of this, the first section is used.
# When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section
# is used alone.

Section "ServerLayout"

# The Identifier line must be present
   Identifier  "Simple Layout"

# Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally
# the relative position of other screens.  The four names after
# primary screen name are the screens to the top, bottom, left and right
# of the primary screen.  In this example, screen 2 is located to the
# right of screen 1.

   Screen "Screen 1"

# Each InputDevice line specifies an InputDevice section name and
# optionally some options to specify the way the device is to be
# used.  Those options include "CorePointer", "CoreKeyboard" and
# "SendCoreEvents".

   InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
   InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

EndSection

# Section "DRI"
#    Mode 0666
# EndSection
hughesjr
I can't find anything on the Phillips monitor model number.... please see if you have anything that tells you the Horizontal and Vertical refresh rates for the monitor ... (actually, check the and see if you have better make/model info for both monitors ... right now I'll use standard SVGA specs...
CheXBoX
Monitors
Main:
Cicero MH-190BL
1280x1024 @ 75Hz
h 30 ~ 85 kHz
v 50 ~ 160 Hz
Secondary
PHILIPS 105S
1024x768 @ 60Hz
h 30 ~ 54kHz
v 50 ~100Hz
hughesjr
Cool ... got the monitor specs in there as well ....
Make sure you backup your original file so you can go back to it if this doesn't work!

I copied all the things from your original files (except some comments and remarked out sections) and re-arranged the order of the sections in a format that I think is slightly more standard....

Screen 1 is on the left (Cicero)... screen 2 is on the right(Phillips) ... it should load the best 16-bit screen that each monitor can support. We may need to make the sceen sizes the same later.......

try this:

CODE
# **********************************************************************
# ServerLayout sections.
# **********************************************************************
Section "ServerLayout"
  Identifier  "Simple Layout"
  Option "Xinerama" "on"
  Screen 0 "Screen 1" 0 0
  Screen "Screen 2" rightof "Screen 1"
  InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
  InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Files section.  This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************
Section "Files"
  RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

  FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
  FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
  FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
  FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
  FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
  FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/freefont/"
  FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
  FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Module section -- this  section  is used to specify
# which dynamically loadable modules to load.
# **********************************************************************
#
Section "Module"

# This loads the DBE extension module.

  Load        "dbe"   # Double buffer extension

# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
  SubSection  "extmod"
    Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
  EndSubSection

# This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
  Load        "type1"
  Load        "speedo"
#    Load        "freetype"
#    Load        "xtt"

# This loads the GLX module
#    Load       "glx"
# This loads the DRI module
#    Load       "dri"

EndSection

# Section "DRI"
#    Mode 0666
# EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

  Identifier "Keyboard1"
  Driver "Keyboard"
  Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
  Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
  Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
  Option "XkbLayout" "us"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

  Identifier "Mouse1"
  Driver "mouse"
  Option "Protocol"    "ExplorerPS/2"
  Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
  Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************
Section "Monitor"
  Identifier  "Cicero"
  HorizSync   30.0 - 85.0
  VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
  Identifier  "Phillips"
  HorizSync   30.0 - 54.0
  VertRefresh 50.0 - 100.0
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************
Section "Device"
  Identifier  "Radeon Screen 1"
  Driver      "radeon"
  #VideoRam    65536
  # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

Section "Device"
  Identifier  "Radeon Screen 2"
  Driver      "radeon"
  #VideoRam    65536
  # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************
Section "Screen"
  Identifier  "Screen 1"
  Device      "Radeon Screen 1"
  Monitor     "Cicero"
  DefaultDepth 16

  Subsection "Display"
      Depth       8
      Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
      #ViewPort    0 0
  EndSubsection
  Subsection "Display"
      Depth       16
      Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
      #ViewPort    0 0
  EndSubsection
  Subsection "Display"
      Depth       24
      Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
      #ViewPort    0 0
  EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
  Identifier  "Screen 2"
  Device      "Radeon Screen 2"
  Monitor     "Phillips"
  DefaultDepth 16

  Subsection "Display"
      Depth       8
      Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
      #ViewPort    0 0
  EndSubsection
  Subsection "Display"
      Depth       16
      Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
      #ViewPort    0 0
  EndSubsection
  Subsection "Display"
      Depth       24
      Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
      #ViewPort    0 0
  EndSubsection
EndSection
CheXBoX
I'm goin to try that right now...
I really appreciate that thanks.
I'll let you know how it turns out
CheXBoX
nope... no luck... all i got was an error about line 5 of the ServerLayout section
saying " " was invalid or something

Error : No Screens found
hughesjr
OK, try this:

CODE
# **********************************************************************
# ServerLayout sections.
# **********************************************************************
Section "ServerLayout"
 Identifier  "Simple Layout"
 Option "Xinerama" "on"
 Screen 0 "Screen 1" 0 0
 Screen 1 "Screen 2" RightOf "Screen 1"
 InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
 InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Files section.  This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************
Section "Files"
 RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

 FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
 FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
 FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
 FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
 FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
 FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/freefont/"
 FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
 FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Module section -- this  section  is used to specify
# which dynamically loadable modules to load.
# **********************************************************************
#
Section "Module"

# This loads the DBE extension module.

 Load        "dbe"   # Double buffer extension

# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
 SubSection  "extmod"
   Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
 EndSubSection

# This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
 Load        "type1"
 Load        "speedo"
#    Load        "freetype"
#    Load        "xtt"

# This loads the GLX module
#    Load       "glx"
# This loads the DRI module
#    Load       "dri"

EndSection

# Section "DRI"
#    Mode 0666
# EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

 Identifier "Keyboard1"
 Driver "Keyboard"
 Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
 Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
 Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
 Option "XkbLayout" "us"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

 Identifier "Mouse1"
 Driver "mouse"
 Option "Protocol"    "ExplorerPS/2"
 Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
 Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************
Section "Monitor"
 Identifier  "Cicero"
 HorizSync   30.0 - 85.0
 VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier  "Phillips"
 HorizSync   30.0 - 54.0
 VertRefresh 50.0 - 100.0
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************
Section "Device"
 Identifier  "Radeon Screen 1"
 Driver      "radeon"
 Screen     0
 #VideoRam    65536
 # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

Section "Device"
 Identifier  "Radeon Screen 2"
 Driver      "radeon"
 Screen     1
 #VideoRam    65536
 # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************
Section "Screen"
 Identifier  "Screen 1"
 Device      "Radeon Screen 1"
 Monitor     "Cicero"
 DefaultDepth 16

 Subsection "Display"
     Depth       8
     Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
     #ViewPort    0 0
 EndSubsection
 Subsection "Display"
     Depth       16
     Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
     #ViewPort    0 0
 EndSubsection
 Subsection "Display"
     Depth       24
     Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
     #ViewPort    0 0
 EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier  "Screen 2"
 Device      "Radeon Screen 2"
 Monitor     "Phillips"
 DefaultDepth 16

 Subsection "Display"
     Depth       8
     Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
     #ViewPort    0 0
 EndSubsection
 Subsection "Display"
     Depth       16
     Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
     #ViewPort    0 0
 EndSubsection
 Subsection "Display"
     Depth       24
     Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
     #ViewPort    0 0
 EndSubsection
EndSection
CheXBoX
the error told me that the command "Identifier" was bad
i played with it a bit and it would just go down the list ot the ServerLayout section commands telling me they were bad

again the Fatal Error : no screens found

I also changed the resolution for the philips monitor, the max is 1024x768
hughesjr
OK ... I took out all the spaces in the identifiers and renumbered everything to be consistent ... this is working on my machine with 2 monitors right now (except I am using the nv driver):

CODE
# **********************************************************************
# ServerLayout sections.
# **********************************************************************
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier  "SimpleLayout"
Option "Xinerama" "on"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Files section.  This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************
Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/freefont/"
FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Module section -- this  section  is used to specify
# which dynamically loadable modules to load.
# **********************************************************************
#
Section "Module"

# This loads the DBE extension module.

Load        "dbe"   # Double buffer extension

# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
SubSection  "extmod"
  Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
EndSubSection

# This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
Load        "type1"
Load        "speedo"
#    Load        "freetype"
#    Load        "xtt"

# This loads the GLX module
#    Load       "glx"
# This loads the DRI module
#    Load       "dri"

EndSection

# Section "DRI"
#    Mode 0666
# EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol"    "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************
Section "Monitor"
Identifier  "Cicero"
HorizSync   30.0 - 85.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier  "Phillips"
HorizSync   30.0 - 54.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 100.0
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************
Section "Device"
Identifier  "RadeonScreen0"
Driver      "radeon"
Screen     0
#VideoRam    65536
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier  "RadeonScreen1"
Driver      "radeon"
Screen     1
#VideoRam    65536
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************
Section "Screen"
Identifier  "Screen0"
Device      "RadeonScreen0"
Monitor     "Cicero"
DefaultDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
    Depth       8
    Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    #ViewPort    0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
    Depth       16
    Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    #ViewPort    0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
    Depth       24
    Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    #ViewPort    0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier  "Screen1"
Device      "RadeonScreen1"
Monitor     "Phillips"
DefaultDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
    Depth       8
    Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    #ViewPort    0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
    Depth       16
    Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    #ViewPort    0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
    Depth       24
    Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    #ViewPort    0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection
hughesjr
BTW,

What version of XFfree86 are you using .... and are you using gnome or KDE? What version of Gnome/KDE?
CheXBoX
I'm using KDE version 3.1.4
and XFfree86 is 4.3.0
hughesjr
I have cut and pasted the latest code I gave you as my XFConfig86 file in my /etc/X11 directory on Slackware 9.1. The only changes I made was that I changed the driver string from radeon to nv.

I starts fine as written in both Gnome and KDE for me.

What program are you using to edit your XF86Config file?

You might try commenting out the (put a # in front of) the Option "Xinerama" "on" line...

You might also try removing all except "1024x768" from the Display subsections (I get the same size display on both monitors)...

There could be some incompatability with the radeon driver ... but the file works as is...

(BTW, I have xfree86-4.3.0, KDE 3.1.4 and Gnome 2.4 on my Slackware 9.1 install)
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