Posts Tagged ‘Radeon’

Small but annoying – no XVideo for movies

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

It means I cannot resize video. Using the x11 generic driver does not allow resize.

I’ve searched for a solution just now, and got to this web page. After some tweeks with my own config file (to remind you, it was built using ATI’s tools), I’ve got it to work correctly.

Here’s the updated config file xorg.conf.ati-dualhead.txt

Radeon 9600 Dual Display (dual-head)

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

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).