View Full Version : [ubuntu] Old ATI and New Annoyance

May 23rd, 2008, 04:23 PM
Hi Friends,

I am running Ubuntu 8.04 with an ATI Radeon X300 (I can hear the groans!). I realize I am starting here with two strikes of using using an ATI card and it being so old, but I'm optimistic. I'm not after compiz or eye candy here, I just want dual monitors to work at a respectable resolutions (a two second feat in windows). I have installed the driver from ATI available here: http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/linux/linux-radeon.html. Then I ran aticonfig initially configuring my card as a dual head, screen 1 to the right of screen 0. Upon reboot of the session, the display will not come up on either screen. I then restore the copy of xorg.conf file to its original configuration and am left stranded and clueless. Here is my restored xorg.conf file:

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]" 0 0

Section "Files"

Section "Module"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
Option "DPMS" "true"

Section "Device"
Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]"
Driver "fglrx"
Option "DesktopSetup" "horizontal"
Option "OverlayOnCRTC2" "1"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
Device "aticonfig-Device[0]"
Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24

Any thoughts or directions, or can you point me to another post I may have missed?


May 24th, 2008, 12:01 AM
Configuring the setup shouldn't be any more dificult because it's ATi... as long as the card supports it, that is. That part of xorg.conf is pretty generic.
Post the xorg.conf that didn't work and maybe we can tweak it around.