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Re: xrandr only shows one video card



On Tue, May 22, 2007 at 08:17:22PM -0500, Kent West wrote:
> I just upgraded my dual-headed Sid box, with an integrated Intel
> chipset (82865G) for one monitor and an ATI card (3D Rage II+ 215GTB
> Mach 62) on the other, and dual-head broke. According to
> http://wiki.debian.org/XStrikeForce/ReleaseNotes, there is breakage in
> xinerama with both the ATI chipset and the Intel chipset.
> 
> (Just FYO, apparently xorg.conf has been trimmed quite a bit also,
> along with other changes (for example, the "i810" driver is now named
> "intel", and you no longer need the HorizSync and VertRefresh lines in
> the Monitor section, nor do you need Modes lines anymore).)
> 
> I don't really understand all the geek-speak from what I've been able
> to find, but it appears to me that xinerama has been deprecated in
> favor of xrandr. Only thing is, I can't figure out how to get xrandr
> ("X Rotate and Resize" seems to be the meaning of this name) working.
> >From what I've been able to ascertain, running the command "xrandr"
> should list all the video devices connected, but when I run it, all I
> see is the Intel device:

my reading of the manpage tells me that it shows you the X Screens as
opposed to the monitors. And it looks like you can set which "outputs"
to manipulate.  I don't have dual-head running so can't specifically
help other than to point that out in hopes my interpretation is
helpful.

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