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    Default Slackware64 13.37 - external monitor madness

    Hardware:

    HP Probook 4530s, Core i5 2430M, 8GB ram, Intel HD3000 + ATI HD6490M (switchable graphics)

    OS:

    Slackware 13.37 64bit update to "current" with kernel 3.2.13 (huge),same problems with Slackware 13.37 64bit with 2.6.37.6/3.2.4/3.2.7 kernels

    Drivers:

    ATI proprietary Catalyst 12.1 / Driver ver. 8.93 (tried all versions from Catalyst 11.8 same thing)

    Problem:

    Can't get 2 bloody monitors to run with this setup!!!

    Symptoms:

    KDE System Settings -> Display and Monitor -> Multiple Monitors says "This module is only for configuring system with a single desktop spread across multiple monitors. bla bla"

    AMDCCCLE - does NOT have any monitor/display settings.

    Setting resolutions and position from System Settings -> Display and Monitor -> Size & Orientation resets both monitors to 1024x768 OR resets external to 1024x768 and keeps internal OK.

    Tried ALL xorg.conf setups I could find, no luck, setting Xinerama On in xorg.conf screws System Settings -> Display and Monitor -> Size & Orientation which displays an error message.

    Otuput of

    Code:
    xdpyinfo -ext XINERAMA
    can be found here:

    http://pastebin.com/J9EG6Z4v


    How AMD CCCLE looks can be seen here:

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/403/amdcccle.jpg/

    xorg.conf here:

    http://pastebin.com/dCHiMzUQ

    Xorg.0.log:

    http://pastebin.com/igczn8Hk

    Help!!!

    P.S. I have the same setup on a HP Probook 4510s with Slackware 13.37 32bit, custom compiled kernel and Catalyst 11.8 and works like a charm.
    P.P.S. I posted this on another forum and had no luck with it so if you found it there please bear with me .

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    In order to find the culprit, could you try setting the monitors with the OSS driver? If a bug in the proprietary driver turns out to be the source of problem, then little could be done to help.

    EDIT
    Just saw the "switchable graphics"... Looks like a tough one.
    Last edited by Hirager; 04-18-2012 at 10:15 AM.

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