kubuntu + ati radeon X1650

William Attwood wattwood at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 11:19:01 MDT 2010


Manually create it? ;-)

On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 11:01 AM, Brett Rasmussen <
brett.rasmussen at twoedge.com> wrote:

> All,
> My machine at work uses an ATI Radeon X1650 series, and I'm running it
> dual-headedly.  I'm on Kubuntu 10.04, and to set up the dual-monitor
> support, I go into the KDE4 System Settings and "Display > Size &
> Orientation".  It sees both monitors, and I'm able to set up the monitors'
> resolution and position (dvi-1 to the right of dv1-0).  This all works just
> fine, except that it provides no option to save the config out to
> xorg.conf.  So I have to go through this same dual-monitor setup each time
> I
> reboot the machine or restart the X server.  As a matter of fact, there's
> no
> xorg.conf file at all, which further confuses me.
> I'm using the open-source radeon driver that comes from the ubuntu package
> repository.  I tried switching over to the fglrx driver but when I tried to
> open up the fglrx config tool, ATI Catalyst or something like that, it gave
> me an error saying I wasn't actually using the fglrx driver.  I've read a
> few things out there suggesting that the latest version of fglrx dropped
> support for my card, so I'm assuming that's why it didn't recognize it.
> Any suggestions on how to get my X config saved?
> Thanks,
> Brett
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Take care,
William Attwood
Idea Extraordinaire
wattwood at gmail.com

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