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Ubuntu Gutsy dualhead help

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by bohsocks, May 11, 2008.

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    I have an HP laptop with VGA-Out and an ATI (Radeon Mobility 9100IP) card.... it worked fine to connect my laptop to my TV through MergedFB in feisty.....

    There are a number of reasons I want to upgrade from Feisty to Gutsy (Trevino's repo is half-dead, ipod-convenience for my iPhone, compiz ccsm, etc.) but when I do I lose my MergedFB obviously... and cannot figure out how to get my dual-monitors back.

    Since my card is pre-9500, fglrx doesn't work for me.....

    When I have my VGA cable connected (to my new Vizio with a RGB(VGA) input.... Xrandr doesn't recognize it as being connected.....

    I have had no success editing my xorg.conf on my own... because I have no idea what I'm doing... but I'm hoping that's the key to getting this to work.....

    Here is my current xorg.conf:
    Here is what I have tried:
    Here are some of the edits I've tried... to no success!!!!!
     
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    Put Windows XP back on it. That will help.
     
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    Hey, good idea, guy.

    Does anyone have any actual suggestions or help or is this forum full of d-bags like this one?
     
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    Okay well that's good. Thank you very much :)

    Unfortunately MergedFB worked fine in Feisty Fawn (7.04) but was removed in the next version (Gutsy, 7.10)

    I'm having issues getting anything else to work since my standby, MergedFB, is no longer an option.

    Thank you very much
     
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    I see, can't guarentee you will find anything helpful, but when I played around with Feisty, I used a guide I found online, here is a Gutsy guide from the same source.

    http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Gutsy
     
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    If you have nothing useful to add please don't reply.
     
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    Linux community...so hostile! :eek:

    It was useful. You don't think it would work on his laptop or something? :confused:
     
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    Did you try it with the latest ubuntu(Hardy Henon) and Gusty isnt really that good. Fiesty was good but Gusty had a few problems with compiz integration.Havent tried hardy henon though.
     
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