Fedora Hardware :: F14 - ATI Dual Monitor Failed After Update?
Mar 18, 2011
I was using dual monitor on my Fedora 14. I followed leigh123linux's instruction and I was successful. However I cannot use the dual monitor any more - just see the cloned two monitors... I suspect something happened during update. ATI catalyst control center says I need to run it as superuser, but I do not know how to.
I am attempting to use dual monitors in Fedora 14 using an AMD ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series graphics card (not that I think that has anything to do with anything, but who knows), and want it to where my second monitor is its own virtual workspace so that I can switch between my other workspaces on my original monitor without switching the workspace on the second monitor. This way, I can watch movies or what-not on my TV (2nd monitor) while working on my original monitor.The only thing I found that was even close was setting the 2nd monitor up on it's on x server, which I don't want to do. Also, as it is now, I have my panel on my original monitor, but the windows do not see it when I have it aligned on the right (the windows don't adjust their size to account for the fact that it is there). I know a way I can do a work-around for this, but I would like to know if there is a "correct" way to do this. I know I can tell the movie player to show on all workspaces and have it on the 2nd monitor.
Long time reader, first time poster to the forums. I have installed Fedora 12 onto a desktop here. Fresh install and fully updated as of today. In this system there is a radeon 7000 graphics card that Fedora set up dual display for me. This is working fine but unfortunately im seeing a problem with the top and bottom of one of the displays.
Please see the problem here: [URL]... The mouse will go underneath or above the areas i have pointed to. Any ideas what is wrong? In fedora 9, 10, 11 this was all working fine but i did have to use xrandr manually to get dual display working. Edit: Update:
I dd not mention that i kept my home directory. On futher inspection it seems that the issue is because of a .folder in my home directory that was backed up and restored on the fresh install. To check this i added a new user to the system and logged in with a fresh home directory. Does anyone know which folder or file this setting this is stored? I tried logging out, moving .gconf .gconfd .gnome2 .gnome2_private and the .gtk folders to another location then logged in to no avail.
I know there are a lot of dual monitor threads.I've read them, and I even checked at the nvidia forum.I don't see something similar enough to my problem so I'm thinking maybe it's not a driver issue.I'm running F12, both monitors were working and I configured them properly and they were fine.Yesterday I installed the nvidia drivers as per Leigh's tutorial.Once I got that sorted out and rebooted, my secondary monitor was no longer registering.I checked in display settings and it does not recognize the second monitor.I tried going to system->administration->display but after I authenticate nothing happens.
I am using lenovo laptop and I have docking system, to extend another monitor on my desk for display.
Laptop 15.6 inch: 1600-900(16:9) Acer 21 inch : 1920x1080 (16:9)
How to setup in fedora, so I can have both monitor display same screen, with respect of their resolution? When I click "MIrror displays" the resolution gets messed up. I want to use my monitor for the main use and close the lid of the laptop.
I am running Fedora 13 on a PC I built myself - MSI motherboard 785-E53. It has onboard DVI which my primary monitor is hooked to. I added an older 17" CRT to the onboard analog output and the main desktop with my icons and panels immediately switched to the CRT. Kernel is 220.127.116.11-66.fc13.i686, lspci -v says VGA compatible controller ATI Technologies Inc RS880 (Radeon HD 4200). How can I get flatscreen on the DVI output to be the primary?
This is a repost of my initial problem, I need some one who knows what they are doing more than I too take a look at this command output and give some sort of direction/clue/etc on what I'm doing wrong or missing.
Is my xorg.conf missing some vital line(s) or setting?
My best guess is that i'm missing something to tell the Xserver to use both screens, as the Xorg.0.log does not talk about trying to bring up the intel display; but this is just a hunch.
I'm running kubuntu 9.04 with 2 monitors: on-board intel video and a PCI nvidia display: I am using my nvidia display fine, but still can not get my 2nd display (the intel) working. What the heck am I missing?
just setup suse 11.3 , put on the Nvidia 19.29-22.1 drivers via yast , no kms is set in inetd , nomodeset on grub boot line etc... Even tried installing the driver " the hard way " dual monitors come up, setup xinerama to "Extend" my desktop , and the main monitor ( right side ) is good, visually the left monitor (2ndary) is good.. but whenever I move my mouse over to the left screen the mouse pointer dissapears, flickers along the right hand border of that screen... and if i move the cursor back to the original screen i have to really fight to get it back to the main screen....Copy of my xorg.conf , still very basic...
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings # nvidia-settings: version 260.19.29 (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-04. nvidia.com) Wed Dec 8 12:27:27 PST 2010
I then edit the xorg.conf to change the driver from nouveau to nv and I can start X and the LCD displays the desktop at a resolution of 1680x1050 (good) but the CRT just displays random blocks of colour. At this point I also get a kernel crash - see dmesg output attached, but the system is then OK to use. I have tried editing the xorg.conf to add a second monitor and a virtual screen resolution to match the two monitors (1024x768 + 1680x1050) combined (2704x1050) but still only the LCD monitor works, but with the virtual desktop that can be nudged around with the mouse. I would like to get back to using both monitors with a virtual screen across the two monitors.
I run a dual-screen setup, and the installation detected both screens without troubleowever I want to change primary screen, so the panels and menus will be located in the biggest monitor.I am not able to do this in the System -> Preferences -> Monitors interface. Where can I do this simple operation
I have recently installed FC15 on my system. Dual monitor support seems to be broken with my setup. I am using the latest NVIDIA binary blob driver (270.41.19). I compiled my own kernel for it, version 2.6.39.
When gnome3 starts it almost manages to boot up, but then it crashes and gives me the option of logging out. I have my system booting into target 'multi-user.target' since I was doing some other stuff and I use `startx' to start gnome3. I tried running having X use xinerama and not use xinerama, both cause gnome3 to crash, albeit in different ways. Other than that I am running a stock install as far as I know.
If there are some logs I should be looking at for gnome3.
I recently upgraded to fedora 12. Before the upgrade I had a desktop background which filled the entire 2 screens. After the upgrade i noticed that the background is displayed on each monitor twice so when displaying the desktop I see the background twice.I tried to change the settings for it like 'center' and 'fill screen' but to no avail. The rest of the dual monitor setup works fine.
I have a dual monitor setup in Ubuntu, with my main monitor on the right and the monitor I want to extend to on the left monitor, but I can't seem to get it to do this, it always has the 'desktop' on the left monitor and then extends onto what I want to be my main monitor. I have an ATI Radeon 4350 Graphics card.
Is there any way to put a dual monitor wallpaper on a single monitor configuration using desktop wall? Using only 1/3 or so per wall. Something that will have the effect like the scrolling wallpaper feature on Android/iPhone.
I just rebuilt my fedora box and I'm having some problems getting dual monitors to work. First, I can't reposition my secondary monitor to be on the left. It thinks it's on the right. I can use xrandr to fix this, but that is annoying. Is there no way to do this in the display properties? Second, maximizing a window makes it go across all screens. I unchecked this option in the display properties.I also unchecked the one for letting windows be in multiple monitors at once, but this still happens.
I need some help getting my dual monitors working in Fedora 12. I've tried some things from other posts and a few things from various websites and wikis (Gentoo), but nothing I've done has worked. To be honest, I can barely remember what I've tried and what I haven't anymore, because I feel like I've gone in circles.The card has one DVI out and I'm using a DVI-splitter to connect the two monitors. This configuration works on my Windows 7 boot. Also, the second monitor is detected, but shows no display.
I used preupgrade to upgrade from F11 to F12. In F11, I used the proprietary nVidia drivers from rpmfusion, and they worked well. I have refrained from installing the nVidia drivers in F12, because of the problems reported for users of KDE. I removed my old xorg.conf, which has references to the nVidia driver and to "TwinView," the proprietary method of managing two screens, so as to let X discover both monitors.
Now, however, my second monitor stays black, even though xrandr and KDE RandR show both monitors correctly. Xorg.0.log shows the nouveau driver is loaded. (I also tried to create a new xorg.conf following guidelines from the web, but many of the guidelines are from before xrandr, and I'm not confident I have it right yet.) It seems that X believes I have two monitors, because I can drag a window off into the blackness (and it's never heard from again!) I know that the hardware is working, because I just booted into Windows 7, and I could see the desktop on both windows.
How do I convince X and KDE to display on both monitors?
I've been troubleshooting a friends computer and we've pretty well hit a brick wall. The issue at hand is the video card will not output properly. To be specific, it's an NVidia card with both DVI and VGA ports. We want it to output via the VGA and ignore the DVI because there's nothing plugged in there (the monitor we want to use doesn't support DVI). At any rate, the only time we can get the VGA to work is when we have another monitor plugged into the DVI port and dual head the system. When we do this it also adds an extra "Unknown Monitor" to the display panel. When we just use the DVI the extra "monitor" disappears. now we don't want to have monitor sitting here useless just so we can use the vga out, but there seems little else to do. We tried installing the Nvidia proprietary drivers through the software manager and yum and it failed both ways.
This is really frustrating because it seems like it should be such a simple thing but nothing works. Does anyone else have similar issues? is there something i can do to fix this? I apologize if i've not provided enough info, but ask and i'll post anything you need to diagnose.
I have just installed Fedora 12 on a 10GB partition separate from the pre-existing Windows XP partition. My problem is that when I turn on my aspire one ao751h it doesn't give me the option to boot Windows XP even though when I mount the partition with XP on it the files are all still there. I think it has something to do with GRUB which I have never dealt with before or the way I set up the partitions when installing Fedora 12. How would I change the start-up screen to allow me to boot from my XP partition as well?
I had Ubuntu 10.10. Now in the free space remaining in my hard disk, I installed Fedora 15. But unfortunately, Fedora failed to detect ubuntu. Now when I start my computer, grub automatically loads fedora and also doesnt display the boot menu. How can I boot ubuntu and let the grub display a menu of operating system choices?
I just installed FC12 and was trying to do the security update, but it encountered an "internal error" and asked me to "report this bug to the distribution's bugtracker" with the details. However, I am not sure exactly what to do. Could someone be kind enough to let me know?
I am having issues with updating libuser package. See below for the result of my update attempt.
Running Transaction Updating : libuser-0.56.18-3.fc14.i686 1/2 Error unpacking rpm package libuser-0.56.18-3.fc14.i686 error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/share/man/man1/lid.1.gz: cpio: renamelibuser-0.56.18-2.fc14.i686 was supposed to be removed but is not!
I found this thread by looking up ultramon replacement: [URL] I would like to use "swapmonitor", to make it easy to move windows from monitor to monitor in a dual desktop environment. I have no idea how to install it.
I've been a long time ubuntu/debian user, and I decided to give fedora a try. Durng my first set of updates after install, the updater (gpk) seemed to stall on an 'updating libraries' step (it lasted for over 12 hours). Anyway, I force quit the program, restarted the system, and all appears fine. What I wanted to ask is this; is there some way to check the yum log to see if the update completed successfully, or an equivalent to 'apt-get -f install' to fix any broken/partially installed packages.
Lately I tried to update my nvidia drivers from RPFMFusion repos. There was a new version 275 available, so I installed it. After a reboot I would repeatedly see the Nviia Logo followed by black followed by a glimpse at the CLI with some error message. This process continues over and over again and it is so fast that the only thing I could make out from the error message is the following:
at-spi-bus-laun[some-number] segfault at 980 ... in libx11.so.6.3.0 ...
I tried completely removing the driver then updating my system (there were no updates) then booting with nouveau to see that that actually works. Then I tried reinstalling the nvidia driver following leigh's guide [URL]. Same error.
This is where I'm stuck at the moment. Booting to runlevel 3 I had a look into the messages and Xorg.0.log, but I didn't see anything. Maybe I can get the log files uploaded. I will boot from live media and provide them later on.
Samsung P480 Intel corei3 330 nvidia GT330M 1024mb 8gb Ram 120gb SSD OZC Vertex 2 with /tmp mounted as tmpfs
Using F15 x64 kernel 18.104.22.168-32 (from the top of my head, please don't shoot me) added repos: RPMFusion adobe (flash) playonlinux
There is one addition I can make. Before, when I was using the 270 driver, I tried playing some games via wine and that also segfaulted on me (most of the time - 1 worked), so I think there is a general issue with the nvidia drivers on my system. But back then It was only wine, not X.
im a long time Ubuntu user that is giving Fedora a spin using Virtualbox on my Win7 machine. I have managed to get it up and running and guest additions working but have run into a problem with a few of the updates available in the Software Updates section.
It originally had around 75+ updates to install and seemed to do this fine. Unfortunately after a reboot and new check it comes up with 11 new updates. When I run install updates it gives me an error (see this post title) along with this bit of gibberish:
Code: PackageKit = 0.4.6-8.fc11 is needed by package PackageKit-glib-0.4.6-8.fc11.i586 sane-backends = 1.0.19-15.fc11 is needed by package sane-backends-libs-1.0.19-15.fc11.i586 perl = 4:5.10.0-68.fc11 is needed by package 1:perl-Pod-Escapes-1.04-68.fc11.i586 gnome-media = 2.26.0-6.fc11 is needed by package gnome-media-libs-2.26.0-6.fc11.i586 : Success - empty transaction I have searched around on google and came across similar issues for folks but in most cases they were trying to do a system update that caused the issue. I am not (this is a fresh install tonight of 11). Most other cases also didnt seem to have quite so many items listed.
A package nss >= 3.12.8 is not available. But it is needed by thunderbird update in the course of "yum update". yum exits with RC 1.Is "--skip-broken" the right way to exclude the thunderbird update ("Resolve depsolve problems by removing packages that are causing problems from the transaction")? Or is there a better way to exclude a package? Problem screen output:
---> Package thunderbird.x86_64 0:3.0.10-1.fc12 set to be updated --> Processing Dependency: nss >= 3.12.8 for package: thunderbird-3.0.10-1.fc12.x86_64 --> Finished Dependency Resolution