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#1 2008-12-02 04:24:04

wizzard
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Registered: 2006-10-17
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Minimal xorg.conf for fglrx

Here is the xorg.conf that I am using with my ATI HD2600 for X.Org 7.4, and it works great. Just thought I'd share what the minimul config file is in case anybody else needs it. To use with a different video card driver, just replace fglrx with ati, radeonhd, nv, etc

Section "Device"
    Identifier    "Configured Video Device"
    Driver        "fglrx"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier    "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Default Screen"
    Monitor        "Configured Monitor"
    Device        "Configured Video Device"
    DefaultDepth    24
EndSection

Section "DRI"
    Mode        0666
EndSection

P.S. I didn't try it w/o the monitor, it may not be needed

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Robert Hollencamp

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#2 2008-12-02 07:57:55

string
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Re: Minimal xorg.conf for fglrx

Monitor section is not needed (personally I don't use the DRI section either).

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#3 2008-12-02 08:31:17

greenfuse
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Registered: 2008-02-14
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Re: Minimal xorg.conf for fglrx

Thanks for posting this wizzard. After an upgrade of xorg I have been struggling to make a conf file that worked. Adding to a minimal file is easier than pruning a full one. I used your minimal xorg.conf and added:

Option "PreferredMode" "1280x1024"

in the monitor section and now all is well. (I think my monitor is non-standards-compliant. It causes problems so the option is needed)

Last edited by greenfuse (2008-12-02 08:34:12)

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#4 2008-12-02 16:35:51

wizzard
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Re: Minimal xorg.conf for fglrx

I need the DRI section because I don't have permission to access /dev/dri/card0. I guess you could also write a udev rule to make it group video, but I thing the 0666 section is easier

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#5 2008-12-02 17:25:52

Rydgel
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Re: Minimal xorg.conf for fglrx

Thank you smile

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#6 2008-12-05 08:32:42

venky80
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Re: Minimal xorg.conf for fglrx

does anyone has one for nvidia cards?


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#7 2008-12-05 08:53:17

ledet
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From: Aalborg, Denmark
Registered: 2007-11-22
Posts: 38

Re: Minimal xorg.conf for fglrx

I've tried your xorg.conf and it works with my X1400. However, when I enable the GNOME compositing manager, window resizing and desktop change becomes very slow.
When I start X, my mouse pointer also shows the 'busy icon' for nearly 10 seconds.

Does anyone have an idea to fix this?

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#8 2008-12-05 10:20:49

SaThaRiel
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Registered: 2008-09-24
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Re: Minimal xorg.conf for fglrx

ledet: THIS really seems to be a problem with the X1400 - i use one too and starting X with composite enabled causes this problem: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=60169

Anyway thank you very much for sharing this config - it basically works but doesnt help me fix my problem.

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#9 2008-12-05 13:20:58

Army
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Registered: 2007-12-07
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Re: Minimal xorg.conf for fglrx

Thanks for this, I'll need that to test other releases of catalyst, I'm sure it'll work great

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#10 2008-12-05 20:19:16

wizzard
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Registered: 2006-10-17
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Re: Minimal xorg.conf for fglrx

The problem isn't specific to X1400's, my HD2600 has the exact same problem. I just disabled composite, hopefully catalyst 8.12 won't suck as bad as their last couple of releases tongue

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#11 2008-12-05 23:47:27

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Re: Minimal xorg.conf for fglrx

I don't see anyone using these minimal configs with dual monitors and/or KDE4.  I've been watching the forums for a thread about this but have yet to see one.  Anyone have info?  Is this issue fixed with kde4 and the new xorg and nvidia drivers ?


I'm torn apart between worlds. Basically, using vim in a highly visual environment with a lot of mouse features feels like soldering a lose wire to a motherboard with a Zippo and a needle, while working with ANY TEXT AT ALL with a "modern GUI" text editor feels like joining the London Philharmonic Orchestra with a Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Magical Musical Mirror.  --Awebb

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#12 2008-12-06 11:53:07

monovibe
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Re: Minimal xorg.conf for fglrx

great tips wizzard, this is the way to leave all the jobs for ati ccc...
wuakakakaka... i m a happy arch-newbie now  big_smile

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#13 2008-12-10 23:01:49

Convergence
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Re: Minimal xorg.conf for fglrx

thanks! looking at this, I realized that I could comment out just about everything.  It solved my keyboard problem, (for some reason ctl alt f# didn't work, so I couldn't switch to a terminal)  I wonder if Nvidia will update their configure software so that it basically only configures 3d rendering.


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---  William Murderface

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#14 2008-12-10 23:03:32

Convergence
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Re: Minimal xorg.conf for fglrx

MoonSwan wrote:

I don't see anyone using these minimal configs with dual monitors and/or KDE4.  I've been watching the forums for a thread about this but have yet to see one.  Anyone have info?  Is this issue fixed with kde4 and the new xorg and nvidia drivers ?

I'd be interested to know this as well.  I normally use kde, but am temporarily using gnome.


It's a very deadly weapon to know what you're doing
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