Dual head with different resolutions, MGA G500

Daniil V. Kolpakov dan at solutions.lv
Thu Sep 15 15:08:24 PDT 2005

В сообщении от Monday 05 September 2005 12:03 Simo Kauppi написал(a):
> I know it works as I have used it before, but now I don't seem to get it
> working. When I set the xorg.conf to use dual head and start X, the
> screen just blanks. The only way to wake up the screen is to use fbset
> to set the resolution on either head. The fbset can only be done from
> another computer (via ssh connection) as the screen blanks totally.
> After the screen wakes up, the configuration seems to work fine.

Currently I'm running xorg-x11-6.9-0.cvs20050901.1mdk, same problem with 
Xinerama, G550, and dual 1024x768 screens; I would like to point to another 
workaround I'm using to wake up second head:

Xorg -config /etc/X11/xorg.conf.clone

where /etc/X11/xorg.conf.clone is a config file for a plain single-head 

I don't use fb console, and system boots up with one monitor blank. After X 
starts in clone/single-head mode, it wakes up second monitor and I do 
Ctrl-Alt-Backspace. From this moment linux text console is cloned on both 
monitors (second wakes up), and Xinerama works OK.

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