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    Re: Multiple Monitors

    It's weird. It shows both cards in the output, but in KDE it shows only one in the gui tool, even tho the monitors are connected to two completely different cards.
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    Re: Multiple Monitors

    Update: I tried installing the AMD released drivers from their site. This is the result of their installer:

    Code:
    ==================================================
     ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager 
    ==================================================
    
    Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version
    default:v2:i686:lib::none:2.6.31-17-generic; make sure that the version is being
    correctly set by --iscurrentdistro
    
    Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.RYUbee
    Also, when I launch the ATI control center I installed from the software center, it says No ati driver found.
    Last edited by CrusaderAD; January 26th, 2010 at 05:01 PM.
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    Re: Multiple Monitors

    Does anyone know what Kubuntu uses to configure the monitors? I don't see xorg anymore.
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    Re: Multiple Monitors

    did you try searching the forums?

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=221174

    Hope that helps.

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    Re: Multiple Monitors

    Thanks for the reply. They keep referring to /etc/X11/xorg.conf... which doesn't exist on my system Kubuntu 9.10.
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    Re: Multiple Monitors

    On my system with the ATI card I installed the proprietary fglrx driver and the amd control center and used that. That sets it up in Xorg.conf (which it creates, it's no longer used for a default setup). Once that's done the KDE control module sees it too, but that's not terribly useful at that point.

    If you just install fglrx via apt-get, and not the restricted drivers manager, you have to run something like
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    to create xorg.conf and restart.
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    Re: Multiple Monitors

    I installed the driver with the fglrx package and attempted to run
    Code:
    aticonfig --initial
    This said no supported display adapters detected. Now Kwin crashes when I boot up! I did some looking around and it looks like ati drivers cause the kwin crash. I can't get into anything. Do I have to reinstall?
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    Re: Multiple Monitors

    I got back to my original configuration. Whew. Still can't get dual monitors working.
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    Re: Multiple Monitors

    Here's a screenshot of the settings in the Multiple Monitors tab. I'm using the ati x1550 radeon. I have this driver install by default for some reason:

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    Last edited by CrusaderAD; January 28th, 2010 at 03:27 PM.
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    Re: Multiple Monitors

    There is nothing wrong with KDE in your screenshot, the feature you're looking for will be added in KDE 4.4 so there's nothing there in KDE 4.3.4 and before.

    Fglrx doesn't work because your card is probably not supported by ATI anymore.

    Basically what you need to do is:
    1. Generate an xorg.conf file.
    2. Edit it to match your system.
    3. Tell X to use two screens.

    It's not difficult but it's a lot of typing and since you last posted 2 days ago you might have found the solution yourself. If not, reply here and I'll tell you what you need to do.

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