experience with video cards - Mandriva

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    hello:looking for some input, I can run mandriva spring with 2 ati cards
    (one agp,the other pci)both using the 9250 or older driver, the only
    thing it doesn't give me is 3d effects..no beryl, compiz etc. Has anyone
    successfully run 2 video cards with full desktop effects? How would a
    single video card with dual heads work in comparison? The setup I have
    now will run as 2 seperate desktops..will even work as one really big
    desktop spanning the 2 monitors..but alas ... no cube, etc... any
    experience anyone could share would be appreciated..thank you

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    madlurker wrote:
    > hello:looking for some input, I can run mandriva spring with 2 ati cards
    > (one agp,the other pci)both using the 9250 or older driver, the only
    > thing it doesn't give me is 3d effects..no beryl, compiz etc. Has anyone
    > successfully run 2 video cards with full desktop effects? How would a
    > single video card with dual heads work in comparison? The setup I have
    > now will run as 2 seperate desktops..will even work as one really big
    > desktop spanning the 2 monitors..but alas ... no cube, etc... any
    > experience anyone could share would be appreciated..thank you

    I have 1 radeon 9600 agp with 2 monitors, I got the extended desktop
    working woth mergedfb

    xorg.conf
    # File generated by XFdrake (rev 57713)

    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Refer to the xorg.conf man page for details about the format of
    # this file.
    # ************************************************** ********************

    Section "Files"
    # font server independent of the X server to render fonts.
    FontPath "unix/:-1"

    # minimal fonts to allow X to run without xfs
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    EndSection

    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    #DontZap # disable (server abort)
    AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the
    mouse does not work
    #DontZoom # disable / (resolution switching)
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx" # 3D layer
    Load "dri" # direct rendering
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Plug'n Play"
    ModelName ""
    HorizSync 30-65
    VertRefresh 50-85

    # Monitor preferred modeline (60.0 Hz vsync, 64.0 kHz hsync, ratio 5/4)
    ModeLine "1280x1024" 108 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066
    +hsync +vsync

    # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
    # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

    # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor2"
    VendorName "Plug'n Play"
    HorizSync 30-65
    VertRefresh 50-85

    # Monitor preferred modeline (60.0 Hz vsync, 64.0 kHz hsync, ratio 5/4)
    ModeLine "1280x1024" 108 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066
    +hsync +vsync

    # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
    # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

    # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc."
    BoardName "ATI Radeon (fglrx)"
    Driver "ati"
    Option "DPMS"
    Option "XaaNoOffscreenPixmaps" "1"
    Option "OverlayOnCRTC1" "on"
    Option "AGPMode" "8"

    Option "MergedFB" "on"
    # Option "MetaModes" "1024x768 1024x768"# don't use this unless you want
    clone mode


    Option "CRT2Position" "LeftOf"
    option "MergedXineramaCRT2IsScreen0" "True"

    Option "MonitorLayout" "CRT, CRT"
    option "forcecrt2" "on"
    option "forcecrt1" "on"
    Option "CRT2Hsync" "30-65" #Horizontal Sync of the Monitor (check your
    monitor's manual for correct values)
    Option "CRT2VRefresh" "50-85" #Vertical Refresh rate of the Monitor
    (check your monitor's manual for correct values)
    Option "OverlayOnCRTC2" "true"
    option "agpfastwrite" "off"
    Option "EnablePageFlip" "off"
    Option "AccelDFS" "1"
    Option "TripleBuffer" "1"
    Option "AccelMethod" "xaa" # try ‘xaa’ also
    Option "XaaNoOffscreenPixmaps" "on"
    Option "ColorTiling" "1"
    Option "BusType" "AGP" # may freeze if undefined
    Option "RenderAccel" "1"
    Option "OverlayOnCRTC2" "on"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"


    EndSection

    #Section "Device"
    # Identifier "device2"
    # VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc."
    # BoardName "ATI Radeon (fglrx)"
    # Driver "ati"
    # BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    # screen 1
    #EndSection


    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultColorDepth 24



    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubsection

    #SubSection "Display"

    #Depth 24
    #Virtual 2048 768

    #EndSubSection

    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen2"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor2"
    DefaultColorDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubsection
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout1"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    Screen 0 "screen1" 0 0 # this and the next line set the positions
    of the screens, or at least they don't heart anything lol
    screen 0 "screen2" 1025 0
    EndSection

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