Radeon 9600 Dual Display (dual-head)

After much agony with my faulted NVidia Dual-head card, and the frequent hard-freeze which were part of this experience.

A new and shining ATI Radeon 9600 has entered my AGP slot, and I was ready to make it rock.

First thing first – I utterly failed to install the damn driver. ATI build their drivers for someone else. Not me. I was able (I swear I don’t remember how) to make it work, and was into setting my brand new VGA card for dual-head for my Xorg.

I’ve used aticonfig, and run the following commands to do the trick:

aticonfig –initial=dual-head –screen-layout=right

aticonfig –screen-layout=left –dtop horizontal –resolution=0,1280×1024,1024×768 –resolution=1,1280×1024,1024×768 –screen-overlap=0

It worked like charm (I’m saving you from the ugly trial and error part of it).

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