Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Proper xorg.conf for AMD ATI Dual GPU

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Beans
    8

    Proper xorg.conf for AMD ATI Dual GPU

    Dear all,
    I'm glad I started using Ubuntu.

    I have some problems configuring my AMD HD 5970. I have only one monitor connected.

    After installing the AMD proprietary drivers (with Jockey, no problems), I run (as suggested in the Precise Pangolin AMD driver install guide):

    Code:
    sudo amdconfig --intial -f --adapter=all
    The xorg.conf after that command is:

    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"
    	Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
    	Screen         "aticonfig-Screen[1]-0" RightOf "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[1]-0"
    	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    	Driver      "fglrx"
    	BusID       "PCI:8:0:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[1]-0"
    	Driver      "fglrx"
    	BusID       "PCI:9:0:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
    	Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    	Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    	DefaultDepth     24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     24
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[1]-0"
    	Device     "aticonfig-Device[1]-0"
    	Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[1]-0"
    	DefaultDepth     24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     24
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    If I reboot it works, but with the following problems:
    1. I have to login twice (when I first login it shows a blank screen and than the login screen again)
    2. As stated in the xorg.conf, the second monitor (that I do not have) is configured to be on the left of the first monitor. If I move the mouse cursor to the right of the first monitor, if disappears, because it falls in the second (not connected) monitor


    If I run the Catalyst Control Center, it correctly finds that I have only one monitor connected and it modifies the xorg.conf as follows:

    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"
    	Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[1]-0"
    	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "0-DFP3"
    	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
    	Option	    "PreferredMode" "1920x1080"
    	Option	    "TargetRefresh" "60"
    	Option	    "Position" "0 0"
    	Option	    "Rotate" "normal"
    	Option	    "Disable" "false"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    	Driver      "fglrx"
    	Option	    "Monitor-DFP3" "0-DFP3"
    	BusID       "PCI:8:0:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[1]-0"
    	Driver      "fglrx"
    	BusID       "PCI:9:0:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
    	Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    	DefaultDepth     24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     24
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[1]-0"
    	Device     "aticonfig-Device[1]-0"
    	Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[1]-0"
    	DefaultDepth     24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     24
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    It looks good to me but if I reboot, Ubuntu (12.04, fully updated) is stuck on the splash screen. I tried to look at the Xorg.*.log but it correctly shows only details about found hardware.

    Any advice? Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Beans
    8

    Re: Proper xorg.conf for AMD ATI Dual GPU

    Any help? (bump is allowed after 24 hrs I think).

    Thanks.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •