Problems with dual-display in Fedora 7
I was given a second LCD monitor this week so I bought a Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro (AGP) card
, thinking it wouldn't be so painful to get it working.
I know it can
feed both screens because (more by accident than design) I've seen output on both ... just not in the way I want to, but at least I know there's not a hardware problem.
My problem is that I can't get it to work how I want, which is to have one screen (the left one) as the primary screen and the second as either a separate or extended desktop - I'll settle for either now.
That website only has drivers for Windows XP and Vista, so I found the unofficial ATI Linux Driver Wiki - Fedora 7 installation guide
, which led me to the official ATI Proprietary Linux Driver page
, which in turn led me to a page where I could download Catalyst
, which I did.
I tried running Catalyst and selected "Install Driver 8.471 on X.Org 7.1 and later releases" which, although it didn't report any problems, didn't work properly - it gave me an error along the lines of "No ATI graphics driver is installed, or the ATI driver is not functioning properly."
OK, so then I found a promising page entitled How to Install Video Drivers on Fedora 7
. I skipped the nVidia section and went straight to "How to install ATI drivers". (I did download their version of the installer but it was older than the one I already had (from the ATI/AMD site) so I stuck with the first one.)
Building the drivers seems to have me stuck in a loop (me, not the machine!) because of the dependencies. I'm currently running with kernel-126.96.36.199-80.fc7; kernel-headers and kernel-devel match that version number.
I installed kernel-module-ATI-fglrx-188.8.131.52-80.fc7-8.4
71-1.f7.i386.rpm, ATI-fglrx-8.471-1.f7.i386.rpm and ATI-fglrx-control-center-8.471-1.f7.i386.r
pm but ATI-fglrx-devel-8.471-1.f7.i386.rpm gave an error:
Failed dependencies: /usr/include/GL is needed by ATI-fglrx-devel-8.471-1.f7.i386
Checking what needed to be installed to fix that dependency (
yum whatprovides /usr/include/GL
) returned 2 packages, but when I tried to install them (
yum install xorg-x11-drv-fglrx-devel.i386 xorg-x11-proto-devel.i386
) I was told
Error: conflicts with ATI-fglrx
... but that's what I installed (from Catalyst) just a minute ago! Now I'm stumped.
yum clean all ; yum update
just to make sure everything was up to date (which I do most weekends) and it was. Oh, for completeness, the repositories I use are Adobe (http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/i386/
), Fedora (http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=fedora-$releasever&arch=$basearch
), Updates (http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=updates-released-f$releasever&arch=$basearch
), Livna (http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/
) and Macromedia (http://macromedia.rediris.es/rpm/
So, I guess my questions are has anyone got this card working with Fedora, and/or any suggestions as to how to move forward?
[Cross-posted to fedora_linux