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Old 11-27-2007, 05:35 PM
dhhb2304
 
Default ASUS M6000: dual head & upgrade to fedora 8: Solution?!

dhhb2304 schreef:
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.


B.





My statement here above* was after all not satisfactory to me, so I
tried to find a solution anyhow. Success obviously is the joint effort
of inspiration and transpiration...



A. Upgrade: I got it working! The reason nothing happened at first when
I gave, after hitting the ESC-key, the boot command:

updates=http://katzj.fedorapeople.org/updates-f8-yumloop.img

was simple: as usual I relied on the wireless connection. But at
start-up of the F8 DVD there is no wireless connection yet. After
plugging in the Ethernet cable and again booting the DVD the upgrade
started and after about 2 hours was complete. A few personal settings
were lost in the upgrade, but it definitely is less work than
installing completely new and then apply the personal settings.



B. Dual head: I got it working also by using the right items in
/etc/X11/xorg.conf after installing the necessary driver by the command:

yum install kmod-fglrx



My copy of xorg.conf is:

=========

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display



Section "ServerLayout"

*** Identifier**** "Multihead layout"

*** Screen***** 0* "Screen0" LeftOf "Screen1"

*** Screen***** 1* "Screen1" 0 0

*** InputDevice*** "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

*** InputDevice*** "Synaptics" "CorePointer"

*** Option*** *** "Xinerama" "on"

*** Option*** *** "Clone" "off"

EndSection



Section "InputDevice"

*** Identifier* "Keyboard0"

*** Driver***** "kbd"

*** Option*** *** "XkbModel" "pc105"

*** Option*** *** "XkbLayout" "us"

*** Option*** *** "XkbVariant" "intl"

EndSection



Section "InputDevice"

*** Identifier* "Synaptics"

*** Driver***** "synaptics"

*** Option*** *** "Device" "/dev/input/mice"

*** Option*** *** "Protocol" "auto-dev"

*** Option*** *** "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

EndSection



Section "ServerFlags"

*** Option "RandR" "on"

EndSection



Section "Monitor"

*** Identifier** "Monitor1"

*** VendorName** "Monitor Vendor"

*** ModelName*** "LCD Panel 1024x768"

*** HorizSync*** 31.5 - 48.0

*** VertRefresh* 56.0 - 65.0

*** Option*** *** "dpms"

EndSection



Section "Device"

*** Identifier* "Videocard0"

*** Driver***** "fglrx"

*** VendorName* "Monitor Vendor"

*** BoardName** "ATI Technologies RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10]"

*** BusID*** *** "PCI:1:0:0"

*** Screen*** *** 0

EndSection



Section "Device"

*** Identifier* "Videocard1"

*** Driver***** "fglrx"

*** VendorName* "Monitor Vendor"

*** BoardName** "ATI Technologies RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10]"

*** BusID*** *** "PCI:1:0:0"

*** Screen*** *** 1

EndSection



Section "Screen"

*** Identifier "Screen0"

*** Device**** "Videocard0"

*** DefaultDepth**** 24

*** SubSection "Display"

*** *** Viewport** 0 0

*** *** Depth**** 24

*** *** Modes*** "1280x800" "1280x720" "1152x864" "1152x768" "1024x768"
"800x600" "640x480"

*** EndSubSection

EndSection



Section "Screen"

*** Identifier "Screen1"

*** Device**** "Videocard1"

*** Monitor*** "Monitor1"

*** DefaultDepth**** 24

*** SubSection "Display"

*** *** Viewport** 0 0

*** *** Depth**** 24

*** *** Modes*** "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

*** EndSubSection

EndSection

===============



The desktop is stretched now over the two monitors, which was my aim.
The only thing still bothering me is the resolution of the second
monitor: 800x600, even though 1024x768 is mentioned in xorg.conf.

Altering the resolution should be possible by using xrandr, but so far
I have not been able to make the xorg server "see" xrandr.

If I succeed therein, I will let you know. Hope that somebody beats me
to it!



B.





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