Stephen Gran on 20 Jan 2008 09:03:09 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Compiz Question/speaking of ATI drivers..

On Jan 18, 2008 7:34 PM, jeff <> wrote:
> as part of my forced migration from Win, I have some bizarro dual head
> ATI Radeon Ridiculous Radiation card with a cute little fan and pretty
> stickers on it.
> Ubuntu had no problem installing at all.  I believe it went right to
> VESA (and never collected $200).  The *real* fun started when I
> attempted to actually MAKE it run dual head.  After install I had
> dual-mono monitors, meaning that I got the same image on both.
> Someone online suggested using the flgrx(?) drivers.   I trod lightly,
> first just getting the card to recognize the monitors, which it didn't
> (and wouldn't).  I manually set the monitors, hit TEST, and *poof* Black
> Screen of Death (nothing at all - nada - non).  It never came back after
> test.
> After putzing around with xorg.conf and rebooting a lot, I got back to
> dual-mono.  I located the ati driver (a real feat if you've never messed
> with this before), said a prayer to Hendrix, and let her rip.

Have you tried the radeonhd driver?  It's in Debian unstable, but I'm
not sure if it's in any released distros yet.
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