Debian Multimedia :: Second Xserver Has No Connected Output With Radeon DIS

Mar 26, 2016

My notebook thinkpad w500 has two video cards, intel / radeon. When i test some 3d games by wine or some videos by mpv using dri_prime=1 to dynamic enable radeon card, the game/video window always tearing, see bug report [URL] ....

So I try to start second xserver directly use radeon card, command like this:

$xinit /usr/bin/openbox-session -- :1 -ac -configdir radeon (/etc/X11/Xwrapper.config already changed to allowed_users=anybody)

I put 20-radeon.conf into /etc/X11/radeon, which is:
Section "Device"
Identifier "radeonGPU"
Driver "radeon"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Option "DRI" "3"

If i just put 20-intel.conf into /etc/X11/radeon (just use intel IDG), the second xserver runs ok. Just using radeon DIS the second xserver started without any conntected output. run DISPLAY=:1 xrandr could confirm that, all disconnetted, so it's black screen on second xserver vtn, and default xserver vt7 still ok.

Am i missing something to config second xserver using radeon DIS, or it's not possible...

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from lsmod:
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In the BIOS the mode is set to EPP. So as far I can see (I am not really an expert) the kernel-modules are there, /dev/lp0 exists and has the proper permissions.
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Section "ServerFlags"

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aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
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Code: Select all00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller (rev 06)
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Code: Select allwarning: output DFP2 not found; ignoring

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Code: Select allScreen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3840 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192
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   1280x1024     75.02    60.02 

[Code] ......   

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DP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
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   1680x1050     59.88 
   1600x900      59.98 
   1280x1024     75.02    60.02 

[Code] ....

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