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  • #11
    More thanks

    Thanks again—as soon as I get finished writing what I'm working on right now I will give it a try.

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    • #12
      Not much luck

      Well I just spent about an hour and a half playing with this but don't have a whole lot to show for it. First, for some reason, the “Ctrl+Alt+F1" hotkey hardly ever works for me which makes experimenting with this very slow and time-consuming. The next major problem I've run into is that no combination of video card and monitor in displayconfig-gtk seems to work for me -- even after manually replacing the driver line with Driver "fglrx".

      The process you describe seems perfectly logical to me. Do you have any idea which specific ATI card I should choose in displayconfig (I have a Radeon X1900—and a Samsung 213T monitor)? For the combination of two or three Radeon drivers that I managed to try in displayconfig and the Samsung 213T, I can't succeed in getting the GUI interface to start up—even after putting Driver "fglrx" into the file manually. Also, is there any explanation for why “Ctrl+Alt+F1" just doesn't seem to work for me?

      Thanks again for the help!

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      • #13
        Ctrl-alt-f1

        PS -- I tried two different keyboards!

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        • #14
          Just choose the correct monitor or a generic one. Don't try to choose a driver.
          After you hit apply check xorg.conf file and replace all 'vesa' with 'fglrx' (there may be more than one)

          To bypass Ctrl+Alt+F1 in the grub menu choose the 'safe mode' not the usual thing. I think this way you go straight to the console.

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          • #15
            Well, I've not had much luck. I spent some time early this morning working on this again and, whether I use the appropriate Samsung driver or a generic monitor in display configuration, one of two things happens: either the display hangs on boot up or it reverts to very low resolution "plug-n-play." I have to do some real work now but it's rather exasperating to be apparently "so near and yet so far." I am attaching the monitor and driver information from one of my many attempts to make this work. Perhaps you will see something there that that I don't.

            I suspect that what might be going on is that the main monitor stays cloned to the S-Video TV output or something like that. At least system/preferences/screen resolution always shows "cloned" as checked no matter how many times I uncheck and "apply" it.

            The clip below is from the non-functioning Samsung 213T xorg.conf.

            Section "Monitor"
            Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
            Vendorname "Samsung"
            Modelname "Samsung SyncMaster 213T/CX210T"
            Horizsync 30-81
            Vertrefresh 56-75
            modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
            modeline "640x480@72" 31.5 640 664 704 832 480 489 491 520 -vsync -hsync
            modeline "640x480@75" 31.5 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -vsync -hsync
            modeline "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
            modeline "800x600@72" 50.0 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync
            modeline "800x600@75" 49.5 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync
            modeline "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
            modeline "832x624@75" 57.284 832 864 928 1152 624 625 628 667 -vsync -hsync
            modeline "1024x768@75" 78.8 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync
            modeline "1024x768@70" 75.0 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
            modeline "1024x768@60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
            modeline "1152x864@75" 108.0 1152 1216 1344 1600 864 865 868 900 +hsync +vsync
            modeline "1280x1024@75" 135.0 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
            modeline "1280x960@60" 102.1 1280 1360 1496 1712 960 961 964 994 -hsync +vsync
            modeline "1280x1024@60" 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
            modeline "1280x960@75" 129.86 1280 1368 1504 1728 960 961 964 1002 -hsync +vsync
            modeline "1400x1050@60" 122.61 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1051 1054 1087 -hsync +vsync
            modeline "1600x1200@65" 175.5 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
            modeline "1600x1200@60" 162.0 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
            Gamma 1.0
            EndSection

            Section "Device"
            Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]"
            Boardname "ati"
            Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
            Driver "fglrx"
            Screen 0
            EndSection

            Section "Screen"
            Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
            Device "aticonfig-Device[0]"
            Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
            Defaultdepth 24
            SubSection "Display"
            Depth 24
            Virtual 1600 1200
            Modes "1600x1200@65" "1600x1200@60" "1400x1050@60" "1280x960@75" "1280x1024@60" "1280x960@60" "1280x1024@75" "1152x864@75" "1024x768@60" "1024x768@70" "1024x768@75" "832x624@75" "800x600@60" "800x600@75" "800x600@72" "800x600@56" "640x480@75" "640x480@72" "640x480@60"
            EndSubSection
            EndSection

            Section "device" #
            Identifier "device1"
            Boardname "ati"
            Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
            Driver "fglrx"
            Screen 1
            EndSection
            Section "screen" #
            Identifier "screen1"
            Device "device1"
            Defaultdepth 24
            Monitor "monitor1"
            EndSection
            Section "monitor" #
            Identifier "monitor1"
            Gamma 1.0
            EndSection
            Section "ServerFlags"
            EndSection

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            • #16
              hmmm in "System->Preferences->Screen Resolution" can't you choose a higher resolution?

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              • #17
                Pretty sure I tried that at least a couple times!

                I believe I tried that several times but it kept reverting to low reolution--or hanging!

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                • #18
                  You can try purging the amdpcsdb file (it's usually in /etc/ati). The CCC has a bug that as soon as you change any display settings (like TV-out options) it screws up the displays.

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                  • #19
                    Tried getting rid of this file--still no luck!

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                    • #20
                      Disconnect the tv-out cable just to see if it works that way

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