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  • Fluggo
    started a topic Catalyst 10.7 and Eyefinity

    Catalyst 10.7 and Eyefinity

    Is not working on RHEL 5.5 / CentOS 5.5...

    Hardware: Radeon HD5770 with three HP LA2405wg connected via DVI+DVI+Displayport

    Code:
    $ aticonfig --query-monitor
    Default Adapter - ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
      Connected monitors: tmds1, dfp3, dfp4
      Enabled monitors: dfp3, dfp4
    Code:
      --enable-monitor=STRING,STRING
            Setting current monitor to be enabled. Only 2 displays
            can be enabled at the same time. Any displays
            that are not on the list will be disabled.
            STRING can be one of the following set, separated 
            by commas:
    Hmm only two displays can be enabled at the same time? How is this supposed to work? CCC sees the third disabled screen but still refuses to drag it in to enable it.

    Please post your Eyefinity experience here...
    If it works please post info on what you are running.

  • d2globalinc
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    Originally posted by Forbidden View Post
    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?
    In windows with my two HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Mini-display port cards I can do the following with all 6 monitors connected to one of the cards:

    1. Group all 6 monitors using "eyefinity" so they all act as a single monitor. This doesn't seem to be an option in the amdcccle control panel in linux.

    2. After grouping all 6 monitors to act as one in windows, I can then enable Crossfire and both video cards provide the acceleration for all 6 monitors acting as a single monitor. This is used for gaming so you can play games FULL SCREEN across all 6 monitors - fully acclerated by both cards. In linux with the current setup - the amd control panel only lets you choose a single monitor to accelerate using crossfireX.

    I'm fully aware of the xinerama layouts and how I can do some tricks to make all 6 monitors only show up as 1 - in fact I use something simlar to trick the panels in KDE to map to two monitors each (for a total of 3 panels) - however this is not TRUE eyefinity and doesn't allow me to group all 6 monitors to act as 1 to use full crossfireX acceleration..

    In the windows control panel - eyefinity is enabled using "GROUPING" of monitors.. In linux I do not see this option and its only really just enabling all the monitors as individual displays - not TRUE eyefinity.

    - Hope that helps clear up what I'm talking about - mostly it comes down to enabling true eyefinity with crossfirex so both cards can provide acceleration to all 6 monitors acting as a single display..

    Thanks!

    Shane Menshik
    D2 GLOBAL INC.

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  • Fluggo
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    Im running Big Desktop mode across 2 screens on CentOS 5.5

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  • Forbidden
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    Originally posted by Fluggo View Post
    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.
    The part where it only maximizes to a single screen when running a single desktop is referred to as xinerama hints, even though xinerama isn't used anymore. (At least, that's what the nvidia twinview documentation referred to it as, since it was an option when using twinview)

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  • Fluggo
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    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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  • Forbidden
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    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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  • d2globalinc
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    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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  • d2globalinc
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    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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  • Fluggo
    replied
    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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  • Fluggo
    replied
    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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