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Now, here's the deal. Got the propriety Catalyst drivers, they work fine and dandy, except my second monitor is pretty much useless. When I move the cursor to it, it becomes a rectangle of garbage and I cannot drag windows to it (I like a stretched desktop). So, what am I doing wrong? Read countless articles, made countless edits to my xorg.conf, used atitool to create a dual-head config and tweaked with with resolution and hsync and all of that jazz, yet nothing.

Anybody got it to work? I am using an HD5770 by the way.
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is xandr installed?
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KDE or Gnome? I know KDE for a bit had a problem, it was fixed in 4.5 but who knows if it might show up again with X hardware.
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@mushroomboy: It was actually both, exact same problem.

@transhour: Not too sure, I'll have to check when I get home. What would be the purpose of xandr installed, if you don't mind me asking?
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is xandr installed?
Yes I do have it installed, I read up on it but it doesn't seem to be detecting my monitors.
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What does your xorg look like?
    
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Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"
Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
Screen         "aticonfig-Screen[0]-1" RightOf "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
EndSection

Section "Module"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
HorizSync    30.0 - 60.0
VertRefresh  30.0 - 60.0
Option    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
Option    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
Option    "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-1"
HorizSync    30.0 - 60.0
VertRefresh  30.0 - 60.0
Option    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
Option    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
Option    "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
Driver      "fglrx"
BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-1"
Driver      "fglrx"
BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen      1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
DefaultDepth     24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     24
Modes    "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-1"
Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-1"
Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-1"
DefaultDepth     24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     24
Modes    "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
EndSection
Nevermind, fixed it. I was missing something in the xorg.conf. I was missing the DRI section. Thanks for the help! Now to figure out how to drag windows between monitors lol.
Edited by cubanresourceful - 1/27/11 at 6:55pm
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