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Dualmonitor setup with Opens Source ATi driver

Link to this post 03 Jul 09

I have tried my best to search around the internet for a solution. I've asked around in #Ubuntu and searched the forums but nothing has worked out this far for me.

I want to set up my now seven year old computer to the TV that I may watch some movies trough my computer on it. The connection is via a S-Video cable, and it works good in Windows.

So is there anyone here who knows how to do a dualmonitor setup with the Open Source driver for ATi cards in Ubuntu 9.04? Using the proprietary driver is no option since the support for my legacy card was dropped long time ago.

Additional info:

#lspci | grep VGA
#01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R300 ND [Radeon 9700 Pro]
And here's my /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "DontZap" "False"
EndSection

Link to this post 11 Jul 09

Your xorg.conf looks like mine did after I did a reconfig once. The problem is that there is no information about your card or the driver it should be using. I'm not sure what all would need changed because I have never used an ati card in linux.

I would do a google search on xorg.conf for ati open source driver. I would also try the proprietary driver. I've had better luck with the nvidia drivers than any of the open source ones written for them.

Good luck with your search!

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