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zackf
11th January 2008, 05:41 AM
Has anyone gotten dual monitors to work with these two cards? I have read that my ATI card is too old to take the fglrx drivers and have installed intel i810 drivers but cannot get them to work. The intel card is my second monitor and it is never picked up, it just sits there likes it's off the whole time.

When I modify system-config-display and restart X it ALWAYS says that my second card is a secondary ATI card even though it sees the intel controll and I select it many many times.

Or maybe it's just me? probably just me huh?

kadambi
11th January 2008, 06:16 AM
Your ATI card is RV280? so 9250?

I downloaded fglrx drivers 8.28.8 and it certainly supports this chip. Give it a try. I just checked their site. It still has it. (Yes, I was also told that fglrx doesn not support this chipset)

zackf
11th January 2008, 02:55 PM
9200 actually (it's an old PCI 128 MB). Thanks for the tip I'll give a try and let you know the results.

kadambi
11th January 2008, 03:05 PM
Its still the same series. I had a PCI 256 MB card.

I actually tried it on SimplyMepis 32 bit Linux. It should work on F8 though.

zackf
13th January 2008, 06:31 AM
I'm getting these errors and am not sure how to proceed:


[root@my Desktop]# rpm -ivh fglrx_6_8_0-8.28.8-1.i386.rpm
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:fglrx_6_8_0 ########################################### [100%]
cat: /lib/modules/2.6.23.9-85.fc8/build/include/linux/version-*.h: No such file or directory
ln: creating symbolic link `/usr/lib/fglrx/libGL.so': No such file or directory
ln: creating symbolic link `/usr/lib/fglrx/libGL.so.1': No such file or directory


Certainly there would not be a /usr/lib/fglrx/ directory if is not already installed right?

kadambi
13th January 2008, 04:53 PM
You need to need to have kernerl headers installed. It looks for the headers in /usr/src/linux.

Install the headers and create a symlink to /usr/src/linux and then try installing the module.

zackf
15th January 2008, 05:31 AM
Sorry kadambi, but I'm looking at your last post like a gerbil doing a math problem.

I have kernel-devel, and kernel-headers installed on the system, but I am unsure if that's all I need or how to symlink them.

kadambi
15th January 2008, 05:35 AM
Curious, where did you get the rpm?

Also, looking at the output

"cat: /lib/modules/2.6.23.9-85.fc8/build/include/linux/version-*.h: No such file or directory"

Do you have the version.h installed?

zackf
15th January 2008, 05:43 AM
Grabbed the Xorg 6.8 from here: http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/linux/linux-radeon-prer200.html

I am not sure about version.h - I haven't heard of that up to this point.

kadambi
15th January 2008, 04:09 PM
version.h is just a linux header file. its usually in include/linux/version.h

It is needed for a kernel module to build for a particular kernel version.

Check the output of this command:

ls lib/modules/2.6.23.9-85.fc8/build/include/linux/version.h

From the previous output, it doesn't look like it is installed.

Let me know.

zackf
20th January 2008, 01:18 AM
Thank for the reply, here is what I come up with:


[root@my ~]# ls /lib/modules/2.6.23.9-85.fc8/build/include/linux/version.h
/lib/modules/2.6.23.9-85.fc8/build/include/linux/version.h
[root@my ~]#

kadambi
21st January 2008, 05:32 PM
Hmm, The file does exist!

Looked at the file you downloaded. I downloaded the link "ATI Driver Installer" and ran that executable.

From the command line, after you download it, do this:

$sh ./<ATI Driver Installer>

and let me know how it goes.

Before you do install, you need to uninstall current "drm" and "radeon" modules.

Let me know how it works.

zackf
23rd January 2008, 09:57 PM
==================================================
ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
==================================================
Detected configuration:
Architecture: i686 (32-bit)
X Server: Xorg 1.3.0

Detected version of X does not have a matching 'x130' directory
You may override the detected version using the following syntax:
X_VERSION=<xdir> ./ati-driver-installer-<ver>-<arch>.run [--install]

The following values may be used for <xdir>:
x430 XFree86 4.3.x
x430_64a XFree86 4.3.x 64-bit
x680 X.Org 6.8.x
x680_64a X.Org 6.8.x 64-bit
x690 X.Org 6.9.x
x690_64a X.Org 6.9.x 64-bit
x700 X.Org 7.0.x
x700_64a X.Org 7.0.x 64-bit
x710 Unknown X Window
x710_64a Unknown X Window
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install
[root@my Desktop]#

Hm....How do I check which version of X I am running. I have F8 so I'm gonna guess it's probably 7.0?

kadambi
24th January 2008, 04:18 PM
Yes, F8 has xorg 7.3.

Try yumex and look for xorg packages like "xorg-x11*". You should see the version installed.