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    Matrox M9148 Quad-head Problems

    I started a thread on this topic on askubuntu (http://askubuntu.com/questions/31416...d-head-working), but no answer. I will, therefore, ask here. This is what the other post says:

    I have xubuntu 13.04 newly installed. I'm trying to get my Matrox M9148 gpu to work. I'm loosely following the instructions here: ftp://ftp.matrox.com/pub/mga/archive...4.1/README.txt I had to create and edit an xorg.conf file, and now the card outputs to all monitors, but no program windows display, even though they are there and I can interact with them. It's like their alpha is set to 0. Even the login screen window is gone, only the background image is present, and the desktop icons if I login. Also, the mouse will travel to the other monitor, but changes to an X, and the cursor is duplicated on screen 0 as an X.


    Here's xorg.conf:

    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "X.org Configured"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
        Screen      2  "Screen2" RightOf "Screen3"
        Screen      3  "Screen3" Below "Screen0"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
        ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
        FontPath     "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
        FontPath     "built-ins"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load  "glx"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "kbd"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "auto"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Monitor Model"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor1"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Monitor Model"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor2"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Monitor Model"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor3"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Monitor Model"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            ### Available Driver options are:-
            ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
            ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
            ### <percent>: "<f>%"
            ### [arg]: arg optional
            #Option     "NoAccel"               # [<bool>]
            #Option     "SWcursor"              # [<bool>]
            #Option     "Independent"           # [<bool>]
            #Option     "UseKernelModule"       # [<bool>]
            #Option     "mon0_forcedvi"         # [<bool>]
            #Option     "mon1_forcedvi"         # [<bool>]
            #Option     "mon2_forcedvi"         # [<bool>]
            #Option     "mon3_forcedvi"         # [<bool>]
            #Option     "ICDOP1"                # [<bool>]
            #Option     "ICDOP2"                # [<bool>]
        Identifier  "Card0"
        Driver      "m9x"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
            Screen      0
            Option      "Independent"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            ### Available Driver options are:-
            ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
            ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
            ### <percent>: "<f>%"
            ### [arg]: arg optional
            #Option     "SWcursor"              # [<bool>]
            #Option     "kmsdev"                # <str>
            #Option     "ShadowFB"              # [<bool>]
        Identifier  "Card1"
        Driver      "m9x"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
            Screen      1
            Option      "Independent"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            ### Available Driver options are:-
            ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
            ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
            ### <percent>: "<f>%"
            ### [arg]: arg optional
            #Option     "ShadowFB"              # [<bool>]
            #Option     "Rotate"                # <str>
            #Option     "fbdev"                 # <str>
            #Option     "debug"                 # [<bool>]
        Identifier  "Card2"
        Driver      "m9x"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
            Screen      2
            Option      "Independent"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            ### Available Driver options are:-
            ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
            ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
            ### <percent>: "<f>%"
            ### [arg]: arg optional
            #Option     "ShadowFB"              # [<bool>]
            #Option     "DefaultRefresh"        # [<bool>]
            #Option     "ModeSetClearScreen"    # [<bool>]
        Identifier  "Card3"
        Driver      "m9x"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
            Screen      3
            Option      "Independent"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Card0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen1"
        Device     "Card1"
        Monitor    "Monitor1"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen2"
        Device     "Card2"
        Monitor    "Monitor2"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen3"
        Device     "Card3"
        Monitor    "Monitor3"
    EndSection

  2. #2
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    Re: Matrox M9148 Quad-head Problems

    Well, I got it working, but not like I wanted. I use xrandr in ~/.xprofile to setup the screens when I login, which is fine, but I don't understand why it won't work in xorg.conf.

    Here's my .xprofile:

    Code:
    xrandr --output mon0 --pos 528x0
        xrandr --output mon1 --right-of mon0
        xrandr --output mon2 --below mon1
        xrandr --output mon3 --left-of mon2 
    
    And here's what I ended up with in xorg.conf:
    
            Section "Files"
            ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
            FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
            FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
            FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
            FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
            FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
            FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
            FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
            FontPath     "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
            FontPath     "built-ins"
        EndSection
        
        Section "Module"
            Load  "glx"
        EndSection
        
        Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier  "Keyboard0"
            Driver      "kbd"
        EndSection
        
        Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier  "Mouse0"
            Driver      "mouse"
            Option        "Protocol" "auto"
            Option        "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
            Option        "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
        EndSection
        
        Section "Monitor"
            Identifier   "Monitor0"
            VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
            ModelName    "Monitor Model"
        EndSection
        
        Section "Monitor"
            Identifier   "Monitor1"
            VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
            ModelName    "Monitor Model"
        #    Option "RightOf" "Monitor0"
        EndSection
        
        Section "Monitor"
            Identifier   "Monitor2"
            VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
            ModelName    "Monitor Model"
        #    Option    "Below" "Monitor1"
        EndSection
        
        Section "Monitor"
            Identifier   "Monitor3"
            VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
            ModelName    "Monitor Model"
        #    Option "Below" Monitor0"
        EndSection
        
        Section "Device"
                ### Available Driver options are:-
                ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
                ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
                ### <percent>: "<f>%"
                ### [arg]: arg optional
                #Option     "NoAccel"                # [<bool>]
                #Option     "SWcursor"               # [<bool>]
                #Option     "Independent"            # [<bool>]
                #Option     "UseKernelModule"        # [<bool>]
                #Option     "mon0_forcedvi"          # [<bool>]
                #Option     "mon1_forcedvi"          # [<bool>]
                #Option     "mon2_forcedvi"          # [<bool>]
                #Option     "mon3_forcedvi"          # [<bool>]
                #Option     "ICDOP1"                 # [<bool>]
                #Option     "ICDOP2"                 # [<bool>]
            Identifier  "Card0"
            Driver      "m9x"
            BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
        #    Option        "Independent"
        EndSection
        
        Section "Device"
                ### Available Driver options are:-
                ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
                ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
                ### <percent>: "<f>%"
                ### [arg]: arg optional
                #Option     "SWcursor"               # [<bool>]
                #Option     "kmsdev"                 # <str>
                #Option     "ShadowFB"               # [<bool>]
            Identifier  "Card1"
        #    Driver      "modesetting"
            Driver      "m9x"
            BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
        #    Option "Independent"
        EndSection
        
        Section "Device"
                ### Available Driver options are:-
                ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
                ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
                ### <percent>: "<f>%"
                ### [arg]: arg optional
                #Option     "ShadowFB"               # [<bool>]
                #Option     "Rotate"                 # <str>
                #Option     "fbdev"                  # <str>
                #Option     "debug"                  # [<bool>]
            Identifier  "Card2"
        #    Driver      "fbdev"
            Driver "m9x"
            BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
        #    Option "Independent"
        EndSection
        
        Section "Device"
                ### Available Driver options are:-
                ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
                ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
                ### <percent>: "<f>%"
                ### [arg]: arg optional
                #Option     "ShadowFB"               # [<bool>]
                #Option     "DefaultRefresh"         # [<bool>]
                #Option     "ModeSetClearScreen"     # [<bool>]
            Identifier  "Card3"
            Driver      "m9x"
            BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
        #    Option        "Independent"
        EndSection
        
        Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Screen0"
            Device     "Card0"
            Monitor    "Monitor0"
            DefaultDepth 24
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     1
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     4
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     8
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     15
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     16
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1400x900" "1280x800" "1280x768" "1152x864" "1024x768"
            EndSubSection
        EndSection
        
        Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Screen1"
            Device     "Card1"
            Monitor    "Monitor1"
            DefaultDepth 24
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     1
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     4
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     8
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     15
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     16
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1400x900" "1280x800" "1280x768" "1152x864" "1024x768"
            EndSubSection
        EndSection
        
        Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Screen2"
            Device     "Card2"
            Monitor    "Monitor2"
            DefaultDepth 24
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     1
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     4
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     8
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     15
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     16
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1400x900" "1280x800" "1280x768" "1152x864" "1024x768"
            EndSubSection
        EndSection
        
        Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Screen3"
            Device     "Card3"
            Monitor    "Monitor3"
            DefaultDepth 24
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     1
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     4
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     8
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     15
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     16
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1400x900" "1280x800" "1280x768" "1152x864" "1024x768"
            EndSubSection
        EndSection
        
        Section "ServerLayout"
            Identifier     "QuadScreen"
            Screen      0  "Screen0" 528 0
            Screen      1  "Screen1" 1681 0
            Screen      2  "Screen2" 1681 865
            Screen      3  "Screen3" 0 865
            Option        "Xinerama"   "true"
            InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
            InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        EndSection
    I wish I could get X to work by itself without needing the xrandr stuff, but on the login screen, it looks like all all of the screens are there but just stacked up on top of each other and are mirrored/duplicated on all of the monitors.

    No big deal right now because it's working, but if anyone has any clues, I'd love to hear them....
    Last edited by oldos2er; July 8th, 2013 at 06:28 PM. Reason: Added code tags

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