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  • aticonfig --query-monitor doesn't work (Lenovo T60)

    Hi,

    I'm using the 8.30.3 fglrx drivers on a ThinkPad T60 with a Mobility Radeon X1400 (using Ubuntu/Edgy). None of the dynamic display options seem to work.. if I run aticonfig --query-monitor, I get this:

    $ aticonfig --query-monitor
    Connected monitors: none
    Enabled monitors: none
    $

    Similarly even --enable-monitor doesn't work (because it doesn't even see the monitors). I can, however, configure DesktopSetup, etc in my xorg.conf and use BigDesktop in whatever configuration I want (if I start X with all monitors connected). I'm just not able to do this dynamically, which would be nice.

    Has anyone seen this problem or resolved it?

    My X startup log is here.

  • #2
    Using an Lenovo T60 with X1400 Mobility here and dynamic options without problems.

    $ aticonfig --query-monitor
    Connected monitors: lvds
    Enabled monitors: lvds
    Did you try using the 8.31 drivers?
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Michael View Post
      Using an Lenovo T60 with X1400 Mobility here and dynamic options without problems.



      Did you try using the 8.31 drivers?
      Haven't yet... I thought there weren't too many changes, so I haven't upgraded yet. Will try it and see what happens. But this problem has been there for the last three or four driver versions (ever since I got the laptop).

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mrinaldotnet View Post
        Haven't yet... I thought there weren't too many changes, so I haven't upgraded yet. Will try it and see what happens. But this problem has been there for the last three or four driver versions (ever since I got the laptop).
        Hmm interesting. I have never run into this problem. Are you using a docking station? Or by chance have you tried doing anything with the BIOS (or upgrading to a newer BIOS) to see if the problem goes away?
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Michael View Post
          Hmm interesting. I have never run into this problem. Are you using a docking station? Or by chance have you tried doing anything with the BIOS (or upgrading to a newer BIOS) to see if the problem goes away?
          Hmm.. that was a good idea I never thought of. I just checked the BIOS and the only options related to display are regarding which display to use as primary. Fooled around with those, but it doesn't solve this problem.

          I haven't upgraded my BIOS since I bought this machine, maybe I'll try that. Will also try the latest ATI drivers and see what happens.

          Thanks!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mrinaldotnet View Post
            I haven't upgraded my BIOS since I bought this machine, maybe I'll try that.
            Updating the BIOS on Lenovo/IBM laptops are easy; since they offer the BIOS on a bootable CD so it's operating system independent.
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Michael View Post
              Updating the BIOS on Lenovo/IBM laptops are easy; since they offer the BIOS on a bootable CD so it's operating system independent.
              Neat. Updated the BIOS to the latest, no luck with my problem though. It's pretty strange. Another T42 I configured (which has an older Radeon, forgot which) is working fine...

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              • #8
                *bump*

                Has anyone encountered this problem yet? Or been able to solve it? I still have the same problem, I'm on driver version 8.35.5 now.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mrinaldotnet View Post
                  *bump*

                  Has anyone encountered this problem yet? Or been able to solve it? I still have the same problem, I'm on driver version 8.35.5 now.
                  I still have yet to come across this issue with a Lenovo T60. You may want to try out 8.36 once this has been released.
                  Michael Larabel
                  http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Michael View Post
                    I still have yet to come across this issue with a Lenovo T60. You may want to try out 8.36 once this has been released.
                    Yep, I'll try that when it's released, although I've pretty much given up hope now. What I find strange is that I'm the only person who seems to have this problem! I use different external monitor resolutions at home and at work, so I end up having to restart X twice every day.

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