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== aticonfig ==
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Since version 8.18.6 the fglrx driver includes the '''aticonfig''' tool which simplifies ''xorg.conf'' editing. Here are some useful commands this tool offers (for a complete list see [http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/aticonfighelp ''aticonfig --help'']).
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=== Changes taking effect on startup ===
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''Changes will change the config file!''
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;Initial setup (creates device section using fglrx):
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:<pre>sudo aticonfig --initial</pre>
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;Enable Video acceleration (Xv Overlay):
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:<pre>sudo aticonfig --overlay-type=Xv</pre>
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;Force fglrx to use kernel's AGP driver instead of own implementation (only use when internal agpgart doesn't work):
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:<pre>sudo aticonfig --internal-agp=off</pre>
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*Note: Newer fglrx driver versions do not include an internal AGPGART so the kernel agpgart is used no matter what.
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;Use extended desktop with two monitors (dual-head and big desktop):
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Assuming you successfully completed the 'Ubuntu Gutsy Installation Guide' with two monitors connected:
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:<pre>sudo aticonfig --initial=dual-head --screen-layout=right</pre>
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This command will generate a dual head configuration file with the second screen located to the right of the first screen.
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:<pre>sudo aticonfig --dtop=horizontal --overlay-on=1</pre>
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This command will set up big desktop to horizontal and set overlay on the secondary display.
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:<pre>sudo aticonfig --set-pcs-val=MCIL,DigitalHDTVDefaultUnderscan,0</pre>
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This command will disable underscan and saves the option until next driver update. Needed to remove black borders on some LCD displays by default.
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If black borders doesnt remove try this :
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<pre>
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aticonfig --query-monitor # to see monitors
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aticonfig --query-dispattrib=tmds2 #to see supported values
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aticonfig --set-dispattrib=tmds2,sizeX:1920 # to set X resolution
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aticonfig --set-dispattrib=tmds2,sizey:1080 # to set Y resolution
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aticonfig --set-dispattrib=tmds2,positionX:0 # to set X position to 0
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aticonfig --set-dispattrib=tmds2,positionX:0 # to set Y position to 0
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Now, black borders is really gone.
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=== Changes taking effect immediately ===
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''Changes will not change the config file.''
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;Print information about power states.
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:<pre>aticonfig --list-powerstates</pre>
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Or, for us lazy folk, the shorter version is ''aticonfig --lsp''
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;Set a power state to the lowest (battery friendly):
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:<pre>aticonfig --set-powerstate=1</pre>
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*Note: check out available power states using ''aticonfig --list-powerstates''
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*Note: this option does not work when an external monitor is connected
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;Print information about connected and enabled monitors:
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:<pre>aticonfig --query-monitor</pre>
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;Examples how to enable two monitors on the fly:
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* Assume you have two monitors already setup correctly ([http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=301941 Dual monitor support] at Ubuntuforums)
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* This example enable laptop internal monitor (lvds) and external monitor (crt1)
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:<pre>aticonfig --enable-monitor=lvds,crt1 --effective=now</pre>
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*Note: ''aticonfig --enable-monitor=STRING,STRING'' where STRING can be one of the following set, separated by commas: none,crt1,crt2,lvds,tv,tmds1,tmds2,auto.
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Only 2 displays can be enabled at the same time. Any displays that are not on the list will be disabled.
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*Note: check out connected and enabled monitors using ''aticonfig --query-monitor''
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;Turn off the second monitor on the fly and start to use only laptop internal monitor (lvds)
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:<pre>aticonfig --enable-monitor=lvds --effective=now</pre>
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;Swap monitors on the fly when using big desktop mode
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* Assume you have two monitors already setup correctly ([http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=301941 Dual monitor support] at Ubuntuforums)
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:<pre>aticonfig --swap-monitor --effective=now</pre>
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* Note: This only works for big desktop setup. This will swap the contents on the two monitors.
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=== Troubleshooting ===
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Still not working?  Go to the [[Troubleshooting]] page.
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== Graphical Configuration ==
 
== Graphical Configuration ==

Revision as of 07:14, 15 September 2009

Distribution Neutral Steps

Verifying | Configuring | Troubleshooting

doors.txt;10;15

Graphical Configuration

When instaling the propietary Ati linux driver, it also can install the Ati Catalyst Control Center. With this tool you can configure Ati's driver more easily.

Distribution Neutral Steps

Verifying | Configuring | Troubleshooting