post #1 of 1
Thread Starter 
Hello all,
I tried making a post but it looks like it didn't work, so I'll try again here.
I have AccerPower s285 computerwith 2GB of RAM, 80GB drive, 650 W kingwin, running ubuntu 9.04.I understand it's an old box but this will be fine as long I can get that to work with ubuntu 9.04. I want to put couple of graphic cards into it for multiple displays and I have few problems. I hope I can find some suggestions or answers to my problems here.
This mobo has 3 PCI slots so I thought that maybe I can add 2 older cards (with dual outputs - vga and hdmi): Radeon 9250 but for some reason things are not working as I thought they would be.
Second graphic card is detected but I can't get the screen to work, no image, nothing.
Here's my lspci output:
Code:
00:09.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hightech Information System Ltd. Device 2020
        Flags: bus master, VGA palette snoop, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 17
        Memory at a8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
        I/O ports at bc00 [size=256]
        Memory at c9100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
        [virtual] Expansion ROM at c8000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel modules: radeonfb

00:09.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] (Secondary) (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hightech Information System Ltd. Device 2021
        Flags: medium devsel
        Memory at b0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [disabled] [size=128M]
        Memory at c9120000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=64K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>

00:0b.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hightech Information System Ltd. Device 2020
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 19
        Memory at b8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
        I/O ports at c000 [size=256]
        Memory at c9110000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
        [virtual] Expansion ROM at c8020000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel modules: radeonfb

00:0b.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] (Secondary) (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hightech Information System Ltd. Device 2021
        Flags: medium devsel
        Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [disabled] [size=128M]
        Memory at c9130000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=64K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>


I think the problem is that the second device has letter in BusID - 00:0b.0 and in xorg.conf you can add only letters.
Here's my xorg.conf:
Code:
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Main"
        Screen          0 "Primary"
        Screen          3 "SonyRight"
#       Screen          3 "SonyRight"
#       Screen          3 "SonyRight" RightOf "Primary"
        Option          "Xinerama" "off"
        Option          "Clone" "off"
EndSection


############
## Card 1 ##
############
Section "Device"
        Identifier      "card1vga"
        BoardName       "ATI Radeon 9250 rev01"
        BusID           "PCI:0:9:0"
        Driver          "radeon"
        Option          "EnablePageFlip" "true"
        Screen          0
        Option          "UseDisplayDevice" "DFP-0"
        Option          "DynamicTwinView" "FALSE"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "card1hdmi"
        BoardName       "ATI Radeon 9250 rev01"
        BusID           "PCI:0:9:1
        Driver          "radeon"
        Option          "EnablePageFlip" "true"
        Screen          1
        Option          "UseDisplayDevice" "DFP-0"
        Option          "DynamicTwinView" "FALSE"
EndSection

##################
# Integrated vga #
##################
Section "Device"
        Identifier      "vgaIntegrated"
        BoardName       "SiS 661/741/760 PCI/AGP "
        BusID           "PCI:1:0:0"
        Screen          2
EndSection

############
# Card 2 ##
###########
Section "Device"
        Identifier      "card2vga"
        BoardName       "ATI Radeon 9250 rev01
        BusID           "00:0b:0"
        Driver          "radeon"
        Option          "EnablePageFlip" "true"
        Screen          3
        Option          "UseDisplayDevice" "DFP-0"
        Option          "DynamicTwinView" "FALSE"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "card1hdmi"
        BoardName       "ATI Radeon 9250 rev01"
        BusID           "PCI:0:0b:1
        Driver          "radeon"
        Option          "EnablePageFlip" "true"
        Screen          4
        Option          "UseDisplayDevice" "DFP-0"
        Option          "DynamicTwinView" "FALSE"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "LG"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        identifier      "Sony"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Primary"
        Monitor         "LG"
        Device          "card1vga"
        DefaultDepth    24
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "SonyRight"
        Monitor         "Sony"
        Device          "card2vga"
        DefaultDepth    24
EndSection

Maybe there's another way of working out this issue? Any ideas?
Any help appreciated.
Thanks