ATI Radeon X600 dual head with Gutsy

Bug #172347 reported by dthomasdigital on 2007-11-27
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xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I had a dual head system working under Feisty with my Radeon X600 using the ati driver and MergedFB.

I've now upgraded to Gutsy and dual head no longer seems to be supported (it certainly isn't supported by the new GUI). In fact the ati driver sometimes does horrible things like the screen flashing black when I type.

I've swapped to fglrx for the time being but I'm really keen to get my dual head system working again so I can turn the looming black monolith on my desk into a monitor again!

I've been told I may need to downgrade to the old ati driver, will that work? If so, how do I go about it? Will this be fixed in Gutsy any time soon?

Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

Thanks for your report. The old MergedFB configuration of multi-screen setups must be replaced by xrandr. Please see the links on for examples. The GUI (Screens and Graphics) does not setup this correctly yet.

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

I believe I had a similar problem (not sure if is really the same, I will report a separate bug which can possibly later be duped to this one after things have become more clear).

What I have currently done is to revert back to the latest version of xserver-xorg-video-ati from feisty which still worked well for me and did not have a number of other serious problems.

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

Oh, I forgot to mention that this is for a Thinkpad X24 with a Radeon M6 LY chip

Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Can you try with latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-ati:
assignee: tormodvolden → nobody
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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