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Old 11-20-2007, 09:05 AM
dhhb2304
 
Default ASUS M6000: dual head & upgrade to fedora 8

I have an Asus M6000 laptop that gives me two problems:

1. when attaching a separate monitor to the VGA-slot on the
back, I get a copy of the picture I see on the laptop screen (as it
should!). Then, as root I enter into monitor management (sorry, my F7
is in Dutch, so the correct term is probably different in English) and
activate dual head, giving the screen size and resolution of the
external monitor. after OK, I get the order to restart X for the change
to take effect. After having done this by logging out and again logging
in, the laptop screen remains black and only the external monitor shows
a picture. After restarting the laptop without the external monitor all
is back as it used to be.

The video card in this laptop is a ATI Technologies RV350 [Mobility
Radeon 9600 M10]

Has anybody an idea how to use the external monitor in order to enable
an extended desktop?

I have tried to see whether I could change /etc/X/xorg.conf but did not
find a way to do this.

I hoped fedora 8 would solve this problem, but see below:



2. I have downloaded fedora 8, burned this on a disk and used the disk
to install on a desktop. No problem. I took the same disk to my Asus
(dual boot with Windows XP) and started up from the disk and chose the
option "upgrade an existing system". the system began collecting
installed packages end thereafter checking dependencies. about 40%
through this the system hangs completely (no mouse action either) and
only using the on/off button* of the laptop gives any result.



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Old 11-22-2007, 07:45 AM
dhhb2304
 
Default ASUS M6000: dual head & upgrade to fedora 8

Since my message earlier was sent in HTML-format, I repeat it here as
text: (sorry for the inconvenience)


I have an Asus M6000 laptop that gives me two problems:
*1. *when attaching a separate monitor to the VGA-slot on the back, I
get a copy of the picture I see on the laptop screen (as it should!).
Then, as root I enter into monitor management (sorry, my F7 is in Dutch,
so the correct term is probably different in English) and activate dual
head, giving the screen size and resolution of the external monitor.
after OK, I get the order to restart X for the change to take effect.
After having done this by logging out and again logging in, the laptop
screen remains black and only the external monitor shows a picture.
After restarting the laptop without the external monitor all is back as
it used to be.
The video card in this laptop is a ATI Technologies RV350 [Mobility
Radeon 9600 M10]
Has anybody an idea how to use the external monitor in order to enable
an extended desktop?
I have tried to see whether I could change /etc/X/xorg.conf but did not
find a way to do this.

I hoped fedora 8 would solve this problem, but see below:

2. I have downloaded fedora 8, burned this on a disk and used the disk
to install on a desktop. No problem. I took the same disk to my Asus
(dual boot with Windows XP) and started up from the disk and chose the
option "upgrade an existing system". the system began collecting
installed packages end thereafter checking dependencies. about 40%
through this the system hangs completely (no mouse action either) and
only using the on/off button of the laptop gives any result.


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Old 11-22-2007, 10:44 AM
Kai-Thorsten Hambrecht
 
Default ASUS M6000: dual head & upgrade to fedora 8

Hello,

> 2. I have downloaded fedora 8, burned this on a disk and used the disk
> to install on a desktop. No problem. I took the same disk to my Asus
> (dual boot with Windows XP) and started up from the disk and chose the
> option "upgrade an existing system". the system began collecting
> installed packages end thereafter checking dependencies. about 40%
> through this the system hangs completely (no mouse action either) and
> only using the on/off button of the laptop gives any result.

maybe you should see Redhat Bugzilla:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=372011

but in F8 there is also an issue with dual-head on ATI cards. See:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=374901

Kai.


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Old 11-22-2007, 12:01 PM
dhhb2304
 
Default ASUS M6000: dual head & upgrade to fedora 8

Kai-Thorsten Hambrecht schreef:

Hello,


2. I have downloaded fedora 8, burned this on a disk and used the disk
to install on a desktop. No problem. I took the same disk to my Asus
(dual boot with Windows XP) and started up from the disk and chose the
option "upgrade an existing system". the system began collecting
installed packages end thereafter checking dependencies. about 40%
through this the system hangs completely (no mouse action either) and
only using the on/off button of the laptop gives any result.


maybe you should see Redhat Bugzilla:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=372011

but in F8 there is also an issue with dual-head on ATI cards. See:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=374901

Kai.




Thanks. After reading through the items posted for bug 372011 (=upgrade
to F8), I decided to stick with F7 and wait for a new iso-image (or F9...).

Especially since the dual-head problem seems as yet unresolved, also in F8.
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