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Re: Radeon 9600 dual head and XF86Config on PB G4 15"

peter@auger.physik.uni-konstanz.de (Peter Henseler) writes:
> I just tried to get an external monitor running on my Alu Powerbook 15" (kernel
> version 2.6.7) with an ATI Radeon 9600 graphics card. Therefore I added in the
> XF86Config-4 file extra Device, Screen and Monitor sections and the xinerama
> option to the ServerLayout section. The screen of my Powerbook gets initialized
> properly. But on the second screen I just get the PROM init on a white
> background. Does anyone know a solution?

The best way to get this to work is to shutdown your powerbook and
completely hookup the monitor.  Then press the power button and
immediately close the lid.  Then you should see the monitor come up
with what you would normally see on the panel.  At this time open up
the lid and use your power book as normal, your external monitor
should continue to work.  As for this working as it does on other
laptops and being able to just plug the monitor and it work, there
needs to be some driver work or something about an open firmware
emulator and there is no timetable for when that will be available(if ever?).

Scott Henson <scotth@csee.wvu.edu>

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