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wsanders
13th November 2008, 10:47 PM
Of maybe "Does Xinerama Work with Really Old cards in FC9?" I can't get Xinerama to work, a fresh install on an ancient Dell Dimension 4500 with two video cards:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128 Pro Ultra TF (AGP Rage 128)
02:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Rendition Verite V2000/V2100/V2200 (rev 06) (random old PCI card)

Both get identified in the
(--) PCI:*(0@1:0:0) ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128 Pro Ultra TF rev 0, Mem @ 0xf0000000/0, 0xff7fc000/0, I/O @ 0x0000c800/0, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
(--) PCI: (0@2:2:0) Rendition Verite V2000/V2100/V2200 rev 6, Mem @ 0xf5000000/0, 0xfffc0000/0, I/O @ 0x0000d000/0, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072

One thing I noticed is that the rendition doesn't show up in lspci because there is no kernel module for it - but Xorg would not use that, right? It's only for the kernel.

I have to hand edit xorg.conf because system-config-display is completely baffled by the two PCI cards and broken.

No errors in the xorg.0.log file, the ATI screen just goes all black, and no video signal is produced at all on the Rendition. xorg.conf file:

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "Xinerama" "true"
EndSection
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "default"
Screen "Screen0"
Screen "Screen1" Rightof "Screen0"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
Option "xinerama" "on"
Option "clone" "off"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
# keyboard added by rhpxl
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection
Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "r128"
BusID "1:0:0"
EndSection
Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard1"
Driver "rendition"
BusID "2:2:0"
EndSection
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
EndSection
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "Videocard1"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
EndSection
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

In the log file, I see:

(**) Option "Xinerama" "on" ...
(**) Xinerama: enabled ...
[ bunch of stuff from R128(0) ... ]
then it dies here:

(II) Reloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libint10.so
(II) RENDITION(1): Initializing int10

That is the last line produced in the log file. Maybe my card is just too old????

Hlingler
14th November 2008, 01:56 AM
Xinerama is deprecated and replaced by RandR. Try using xrandr instead.

V

wsanders
14th November 2008, 07:59 PM
All attempts to get the Dell + FC9 to recognize the old PCI video cards I have (various old 2001-vintage Radeon, S3, Rendition) are futile.

Guess I'm stuck with a single AGP card. I can get Xorg to see a few of the PCI cards I have, but they all come up in 640x480 mode.

Xinerama used to work just fine back in the old FC4 days, oh well.