Configure dual monitors in Ubuntu 9.04 with ATI HD 2600
Posted on 2009-04-21
I am fairly new to linux and want to delete Windows forever but I am having trouble with my monitor setup. I am running Ubuntu 9.04 RC1 (Jaunty Jackelope) on my ASUS notebook with an ATI HD 2600 plugged in to a 22" LCD. I want the notebook screen to run at 1440x900 and the LCD to run at 1680x1050. The display should not be mirrored but should be extended, with the panels spanning only one monitor (the big one).
Using the open source drivers this is absolutely fine, except it is laggy when running flash and I can't enable visual effects etc, so I assume I need to install the propietary driver. I downloaded the 9.4 ati catalyst driver from ati.com but when that's installed I can only set it to 1440x900 mirrored and changing the settings through the ubuntu control panel says "please log out and log back in" but results in no change. Catalyst control centre doesn't give me the option to change how multiple displays are set up.
Can some one please advise if this is possible or am I doomed to use Windows forever? Is there anybody out there that can write me a kick awesome xorg.conf file?
THANKS HEAPS IN ADVANCE