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  • #16
    I have now tested everything I can think of to enable Eyefinity under RHEL 5.5 and have yet to get an answer if this should even work on RHEL 5.5.

    Big desktop on two screens and trying to add a third in CCC is impossible as it is listed as "Disabled display"

    Running in single desktop mode with xinerama lets me add both screens and I can even choose to add the third screen left or right of the two others. But doing so requires a reboot and when restarted screen 1 reverts to 640x480 screen 2 runs at native res (1920x1200) and the third goes to standby. Booting always display on DV1 and Displayport connected screen.

    This can't have been tested on this "Supported" Distro...

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    • #17
      Originally posted by bridgman View Post
      What did you use for aticonfig parameters ?
      I have tried
      aticonfig --initial -f (and then setting up all screens in CCC)

      aticonfig --initial --heads=3 --adapter=1 (no change)

      and also
      aticonfig --set-pcs-str="DDX,EnableRandR12,FALSE"

      and
      aticonfig --set-pcs-str="DDX,EnableRandR12,TRUE"

      No luck...

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Fluggo View Post
        I have now tested everything I can think of to enable Eyefinity under RHEL 5.5 and have yet to get an answer if this should even work on RHEL 5.5.

        ...

        This can't have been tested on this "Supported" Distro...

        Perhaps tweet this dude about it? http://twitter.com/CatalystMaker
        Sounds like he is involved in making the Catalyst driver.

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        • #19
          Well I dont have a twitter account but I managed to get a response from ATI customer support on my question about eyefinity and rotation support on RHEL 5.5:

          At the present time, no this is not supported, support will be introduced with a future driver, but until it is officially released there is no way to confirm when this will happen.

          In order to update this service request, please respond, leaving the service request reference intact.

          Best regards,

          AMD Global Customer Care
          A confirmation from Bridgman is more than welcome on this Really hope this is true and that it will be fixed soon enough. I must say that im really impressed that AMD answered this question in just 10 hours..

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          • #20
            Well, I did a little test it works on the 5800 , but it does not work on my 5450. Using same config. It appears to me that cards with dsub do not work, yet...

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            • #21
              Originally posted by jamey0824 View Post
              Well, I did a little test it works on the 5800 , but it does not work on my 5450. Using same config. It appears to me that cards with dsub do not work, yet...
              Thanks for that info. Since 5450 support eyefinity it could be that you are not using a certified Displayport to VGA dongle or certain cards in the HD 5000 range like your 5450 and my 5770is still disabled for eyefinity due to various issues.

              Do you have the same problem on your 5450 that you can see all 3 LCDs in CCC but only enable two at once ?

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              • #22
                Originally posted by jamey0824 View Post
                Well, I did a little test it works on the 5800 , but it does not work on my 5450. Using same config. It appears to me that cards with dsub do not work, yet...
                If your card is the PowerColor Go! Green AX5450 then this is a BIOS issue. Contact the manufacturer for an updated BIOS. Strangely, they don't just put it up for download. Maybe bridgman knows why

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                • #23
                  Yeah, thanks I always forget that there is firmware for video-cards. I'll let you guys know once i get a the update.

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                  • #24
                    AS people have claimed, it's working fine with ubuntu 10.04 x86_64 here, but must of the bugs ATi have claimed to have fixed are still effecting me more often then not.

                    @Fluggo I'm running a XFX 5450 working fine here with the 10.7 drivers.

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                    • #25
                      Thanks for the info. I have given up on this issues for the moment and are waiting on 10.8 to clear things up as a lot of bugs seems to have been introduced with the latest releases.

                      AMD also answered that "it will be fixed in an upcoming driver release." Hoping this is not just a standard answer.

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                      • #26
                        Got this today regarding the issues with Eyefinity and rotation on RHEL 5.5 / CentOS 5.5

                        Both should be fixed with updates but might not be at the same time. The Linux Crew Team is working on both of the issues.

                        In order to update this service request, please respond, leaving the service request reference intact.

                        Best regards,

                        AMD Global Customer Care

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                        • #27
                          I can confirm that I'm able to run 6 monitors now with the latest drivers 10.7 in Kubuntu 10.04 Lucid 64bit. The below xorg.conf gives me 6 monitors stacked in 2 rows. I used amdcccle to configure these.. I'm trying to see if there is a way to do TRUE eyefinity like with windows where you can merge all the monitors to act as a single monitor - but im not seeing "Grouping" in the amdcccle - and not finding any documentation on how to enable true eyefinity mode. This current mode I'm running is pretty much like the standard multiple monitors in windows.. not true eyefinity..

                          heres the xorg.conf i'm running w/ 6 monitors @ 1680x1050

                          Code:
                          Section "ServerLayout"
                          	Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"
                          	Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
                          EndSection
                          
                          Section "Module"
                          EndSection
                          
                          Section "ServerFlags"
                          	Option	    "Xinerama" "off"
                          EndSection
                          
                          Section "Modes"
                          	Identifier     "DELL1680"
                          	ModeLine     "1680x1050_60.00" 146.2 1680 1784 1960 2240 1050 1053 1059 1089 -hsync +vsync
                          EndSection
                          
                          Section "Monitor"
                          	Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
                          	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
                          	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
                          	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
                          EndSection
                          
                          Section "Monitor"
                          
                          #	Option	    "TargetRefresh" "60"
                          	Identifier   "0-DFP2"
                          	UseModes     "DELL1680"
                          	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
                          	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
                          	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
                          	Option	    "Disable" "false"
                          #	Option	    "PreferredMode" "1680x1050"
                          	Option	    "Position" "1680 0"
                          	Option	    "Rotate" "normal"
                          EndSection
                          
                          Section "Monitor"
                          
                          #	Option	    "TargetRefresh" "60"
                          	Identifier   "0-DFP3"
                          	UseModes     "DELL1680"
                          	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
                          	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
                          	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
                          	Option	    "Disable" "false"
                          #	Option	    "PreferredMode" "1680x1050"
                          	Option	    "Position" "3360 1050"
                          	Option	    "Rotate" "normal"
                          EndSection
                          
                          Section "Monitor"
                          
                          #	Option	    "TargetRefresh" "60"
                          	Identifier   "0-DFP4"
                          	UseModes     "DELL1680"
                          	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
                          	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
                          	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
                          	Option	    "Disable" "false"
                          #	Option	    "PreferredMode" "1680x1050"
                          	Option	    "Position" "3360 0"
                          	Option	    "Rotate" "normal"
                          EndSection
                          
                          Section "Monitor"
                          
                          #	Option	    "TargetRefresh" "60"
                          	Identifier   "0-DFP5"
                          	UseModes     "DELL1680"
                          	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
                          	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
                          	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
                          	Option	    "Disable" "false"
                          #	Option	    "PreferredMode" "1680x1050"
                          	Option	    "Position" "0 1050"
                          	Option	    "Rotate" "normal"
                          EndSection
                          
                          Section "Monitor"
                          
                          #	Option	    "TargetRefresh" "60"
                          	Identifier   "0-DFP6"
                          	UseModes     "DELL1680"
                          	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
                          	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
                          	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
                          	Option	    "Disable" "false"
                          #	Option	    "PreferredMode" "1680x1050"
                          	Option	    "Position" "0 0"
                          	Option	    "Rotate" "normal"
                          EndSection
                          
                          Section "Monitor"
                          
                          #	Option	    "TargetRefresh" "60"
                          	Identifier   "0-DFP1"
                          	UseModes     "DELL1680"
                          	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
                          	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
                          	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
                          #	Option	    "PreferredMode" "1680x1050"
                          	Option	    "Position" "1680 1050"
                          	Option	    "Rotate" "normal"
                          	Option	    "Disable" "false"
                          EndSection
                          
                          Section "Device"
                          	Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
                          	Driver      "fglrx"
                          	Option	    "Monitor-DFP1" "0-DFP1"
                          	Option	    "Monitor-DFP3" "0-DFP3"
                          	Option	    "Monitor-DFP4" "0-DFP4"
                          	Option	    "Monitor-DFP2" "0-DFP2"
                          	Option	    "Monitor-DFP5" "0-DFP5"
                          	Option	    "Monitor-DFP6" "0-DFP6"
                          	Option	    "OverlayOnCRTC2" "0"
                          	BusID       "PCI:7:0:0"
                          EndSection
                          
                          Section "Screen"
                          	Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
                          	Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
                          	DefaultDepth     24
                          	SubSection "Display"
                          		Viewport   0 0
                          		Virtual   5040 2100
                          		Depth     24
                          	EndSubSection
                          EndSection
                          - Shane Menshik - D2 GLOBAL INC.

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                          • #28
                            I cleaned up the xorg.conf a bit here it is all cleaned up:

                            Code:
                            Section "ServerLayout"
                            	Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"
                            	Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
                            EndSection
                            
                            Section "Module"
                            EndSection
                            
                            Section "ServerFlags"
                            	Option	    "Xinerama" "off"
                            EndSection
                            
                            Section "Modes"
                            	Identifier     "DELL1680"
                            	ModeLine     "1680x1050_60.00" 146.2 1680 1784 1960 2240 1050 1053 1059 1089 -hsync +vsync
                            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   "0-DFP2"
                            	UseModes     "DELL1680"
                            	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
                            	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
                            	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
                            	Option	    "Disable" "false"
                            	Option	    "Position" "1680 0"
                            	Option	    "Rotate" "normal"
                            EndSection
                            
                            Section "Monitor"
                            
                            	Identifier   "0-DFP3"
                            	UseModes     "DELL1680"
                            	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
                            	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
                            	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
                            	Option	    "Disable" "false"
                            	Option	    "Position" "3360 1050"
                            	Option	    "Rotate" "normal"
                            EndSection
                            
                            Section "Monitor"
                            
                            	Identifier   "0-DFP4"
                            	UseModes     "DELL1680"
                            	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
                            	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
                            	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
                            	Option	    "Disable" "false"
                            	Option	    "Position" "3360 0"
                            	Option	    "Rotate" "normal"
                            EndSection
                            
                            Section "Monitor"
                            
                            	Identifier   "0-DFP5"
                            	UseModes     "DELL1680"
                            	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
                            	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
                            	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
                            	Option	    "Disable" "false"
                            	Option	    "Position" "0 1050"
                            	Option	    "Rotate" "normal"
                            EndSection
                            
                            Section "Monitor"
                            
                            	Identifier   "0-DFP6"
                            	UseModes     "DELL1680"
                            	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
                            	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
                            	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
                            	Option	    "Disable" "false"
                            	Option	    "Position" "0 0"
                            	Option	    "Rotate" "normal"
                            EndSection
                            
                            Section "Monitor"
                            
                            	Identifier   "0-DFP1"
                            	UseModes     "DELL1680"
                            	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
                            	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
                            	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
                            	Option	    "Position" "1680 1050"
                            	Option	    "Rotate" "normal"
                            	Option	    "Disable" "false"
                            EndSection
                            
                            Section "Device"
                            	Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
                            	Driver      "fglrx"
                            	Option	    "Monitor-DFP1" "0-DFP1"
                            	Option	    "Monitor-DFP3" "0-DFP3"
                            	Option	    "Monitor-DFP4" "0-DFP4"
                            	Option	    "Monitor-DFP2" "0-DFP2"
                            	Option	    "Monitor-DFP5" "0-DFP5"
                            	Option	    "Monitor-DFP6" "0-DFP6"
                            	BusID       "PCI:7:0:0"
                            EndSection
                            
                            Section "Screen"
                            	Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
                            	Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
                            	DefaultDepth     24
                            	SubSection "Display"
                            		Viewport   0 0
                            		Virtual   5040 2100
                            		Depth     24
                            	EndSubSection
                            EndSection

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by d2globalinc View Post
                              I can confirm that I'm able to run 6 monitors now with the latest drivers 10.7 in Kubuntu 10.04 Lucid 64bit. The below xorg.conf gives me 6 monitors stacked in 2 rows. I used amdcccle to configure these.. I'm trying to see if there is a way to do TRUE eyefinity like with windows where you can merge all the monitors to act as a single monitor - but im not seeing "Grouping" in the amdcccle - and not finding any documentation on how to enable true eyefinity mode. This current mode I'm running is pretty much like the standard multiple monitors in windows.. not true eyefinity..
                              I'm not sure what you mean... I'm running something similar (though with four monitors). It's all one desktop, compiz covers the whole thing, can drag 3d windows between screens, all that... what more is there?

                              Unless you mean turning off the xinerama hints so that windows will cover all of the screens when you hit the maximize button? I had that on two monitors with twinview, trust me, it sucks. It's especially annoying when dialog boxes pop up half and half on different screens. No, thanks, I like this way much better.

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                              • #30
                                From my experience different driver versions have different behaviours. With 10.5 (if I remember correctly) the windows streched and maximized on both screens but with 10.4 10.6 and 10.7 it back to just maximizing on one of the screens like most people want it to. And no im not running xinerama. Hardware is HD5770 but I have also seen this change on a HD4670.

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