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Bug#264209: xserver-xfree86: [radeon] I wish to swap primary and secondary head on Radeon card

Package: xserver-xfree86
Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-6
Severity: wishlist


On my Radeon 9200 board, I've noticed that the VGA signal quality is
better on the VGA output than on the DVI output (probably due to a bad
quality DVI to VGA converter): I have a lot of analog ringing which
are too visible on my computer screen (1280x1200).

I also have connected a video projector on the DVI head. At 800x600,
the ringing is less visible.

When I set up a dual head configuration, display :0.0 is set to DVI
head (e.g. videp projector) and the display :0.1 is set to the
computer screen (which is correct behavior according to the radeon man

Unfortunately, this means that the kdm login prompt appears on the
projector screen. This is litterally a pain in the neck since the
login prompt is projected behind me ;-)

So, my wish, is to be able to swap the primary/secondary head in the
XFConfig file. (An option like SwapPrimarySecondary would be fine)

Note: MergedFB resolves the kdm login problem, but using xinerama in
a configuration where you have a computer screen and a video projector
(which is not always turned on) is really painful. 

For instance, with Windowmaker, all icons on the right are placed on
the video projector. And menus can unfold from one screen to the other
one projected at my back.


-- Package-specific info:

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.7-1-k7
Locale: LANG=en_IE@euro, LC_CTYPE=en_IE@euro

Versions of packages xserver-xfree86 depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]     1.4.30         Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                     2.3.2.ds1-14   GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  xserver-common            4.3.0.dfsg.1-6 files and utilities common to all 
ii  zlib1g                    1:    compression library - runtime

-- debconf information:
  xserver-xfree86/config/monitor/screen-size: 17 inches (430 mm)
* xserver-xfree86/config/device/use_fbdev: false
* xserver-xfree86/config/monitor/selection-method: Advanced
* xserver-xfree86/config/device/bus_id:
* xserver-xfree86/config/device/video_ram:
* xserver-xfree86/config/monitor/lcd: true
* xserver-xfree86/config/device/driver: ati
* xserver-xfree86/config/monitor/vert-refresh: 50-75
* xserver-xfree86/config/display/default_depth: 24
* xserver-xfree86/config/display/modes: 1280x1024, 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480
* xserver-xfree86/config/modules: GLcore, bitmap, dbe, ddc, dri, extmod, freetype, glx, int10, record, speedo, type1, vbe
* xserver-xfree86/autodetect_video_card: true
* xserver-xfree86/config/inputdevice/keyboard/variant:
* xserver-xfree86/config/inputdevice/mouse/port: /dev/psaux
* xserver-xfree86/config/write_files_section: true
  xserver-xfree86/autodetect_monitor: true
* xserver-xfree86/config/device/identifier: ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon RV280 [Radeon 9200]
  shared/default-x-server: xserver-xfree86
* xserver-xfree86/config/inputdevice/mouse/emulate3buttons: false
* xserver-xfree86/config/inputdevice/keyboard/layout: us
* xserver-xfree86/config/monitor/horiz-sync: 30-80
* xserver-xfree86/config/monitor/identifier: Hercules 920Pro
  xserver-xfree86/autodetect_mouse: true
* xserver-xfree86/config/monitor/mode-list: 1152x864 @ 75Hz
* xserver-xfree86/config/inputdevice/keyboard/rules: xfree86
* xserver-xfree86/config/inputdevice/keyboard/model: pc104
* xserver-xfree86/config/write_dri_section: true
* xserver-xfree86/config/inputdevice/mouse/zaxismapping: true
* xserver-xfree86/config/inputdevice/keyboard/options: altwin:meta_win
* xserver-xfree86/config/inputdevice/mouse/protocol: ImPS/2

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