problems with "ATI proprietary" R500 driver on xorg server 7.0.1

Cooper Yuan cooperyuan at
Fri Sep 25 00:06:59 PDT 2009

it seems a workstation card, there are 3 solutions you could try.
1. run two commands in console mode,
"aticonfig --initial=dual-head"
"aticonfig --xinerama=on"
if the two commands are successful, your xorg.conf should has the same
sections with attachement.

2. use one monitor to startx and connect another, and then configure
xinerama by command "amdcccle", this command could provide a friendly GUI to

3. don't use xinerama, just run the command to achieve a single desktop
spanning the two, run "aticonfig –dtop=horizontal".


On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 1:22 PM, Dan Engholm <mustang at> wrote:

> Dear list,
> I have a PC with an ATI FireGL V3400 display adapter.  It has two flat
> panel LCD monitors connected via DVI and I want to set it up with a single
> desktop spanning the two.  After some research, I figured that I had to
> install the ATI proprietary driver to get the Xinerama extension for this
> card so I got it and installed it with no apparent problems.  Unfortunately,
> aticonfig reports that it cannot find suitable hardware so I had to
> configure the server by hand.  I found that it works just fine with Clone on
> and Xinerama off but if I reverse the two, the server crashes with this in
> the log:
> Backtrace:
> 0: X(xf86SigHandler+0x71) [0x48e8f1]
> 1: /lib64/ [0x3b2b6302d0]
> 2: X(xf86RandR12CreateScreenResources+0x38e) [0x4b7c0e]
> 3: X [0x4b1d3f]
> 4: X(main+0x2e5) [0x4333b5]
> 5: /lib64/ [0x3b2b61d994]
> 6: X(FontFileCompleteXLFD+0x229) [0x4327f9]
> The driver says this of the adapter:
> (--) R500(0): Chipset: "ATI FireGL V3400" (ChipID = 0x71d2)
> I could not find any driver version information in the log but I just
> downloaded it from AMD on the 15th.  The installer's filename is
> If anybody has any ideas on how to get around this problem, I would
> appreciate hearing them.  Other information is available upon request.
>  Thanks in advance.
> --Dan
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