confuseling wrote:There might be special methods applicable to Radeons, you'd have to ask someone else about that...
As far as I know the two 'standard' ways of doing it in Linux are xrandr and xinerama.
xrandr is newer and preferred.
As long as the system isn't changing monitor configurations while running, it should be pretty straightforward to work out an xrandr statement that sets the screens up as you want them, and put it in a script read on login.
xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1680x1050 --pos 0x0 --output LVDS1 --mode 1280x800 --pos 0x1050
This is how I do it as well. Essentially it accomplishes the same thing as issuing a custom xrandr command (monitor options are fed to xrandr anyway) IMO this way is cleaner even though xorg.conf is supposedly being phased out. Modes are automatically set to display's preferred mode (indicated by '+' in xrandr output)jwhitworth wrote:After doing some digging i ran across this site http://www.v13.gr/blog/?p=94 that goes over configuring multiple monitors using a radeon card.
Identifier "ATI Radeon HD 4850"
Option "Monitor-DVI-0" "dvi-0"
Option "Monitor-DVI-1" "dvi-1"
Device "ATI Radeon HD 4850"
Virtual 4096 4096
Option "RightOf" "dvi-0"