Lese-Tipp: “Piraten für Fortschritt”

Well, today I tried to configure my Xorg to make use of the second TFT display on my desk. Sadly enough, it didn’t work out as expected: just plug it to the second port (VGA) of the ATI Radeon 9200SE card and configure the display with krandtray. All I got is a black display and a xrandr stating that the display is not connected:

[code][ij@muaddib:]~$ xrandr -q
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1680 x 1050, maximum 1680 x 1680
VGA-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-0 connected 1680×1050+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 433mm x 271mm
1680×1050 60.0*+ 59.9
1280×1024 75.0 60.0
1280×960 60.0
1152×864 75.0
1024×768 75.0 70.1 60.0
832×624 74.6
800×600 72.2 75.0 60.3 56.2
640×480 75.0 72.8 66.7 59.9
720×400 70.1
S-video disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)[/code]

lspci reports this:

[code]01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 SE] (rev 01)
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 SE] (Secondary) (rev 01)[/code]

The primary display is a Samsung TFT with 1680×1080 hooked up by a DVI cable. The secondary display is connected by a standard VGA cable and is a HP L1925 TFT with 1280×1024. I’m using Debian Sid/unstable anyway…

Dear Lazyweb, is there anything I’m missing? I tried several tips from Google & Co, but that didn’t work as well. So, I’m a little bit stuck here and would appreciate some hints, tips or even config snippets… 🙂

After a shutdown of the machine and powering it on again, the second display shows up, but currently Xorg chooses the wrong display as primary and is cloning both displays instead of extending the Samsung to the left on the HP display. Will have to deal with that later…


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