User Contributed Documentation

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Wiki users should link their contributed pages here for others to find. Create new categories as necessary if there isn't an appropriate existing one.

Manpages

There is a project writing manpages to document the driver-part and the applications of the proprietary ATI driver for the Debian distribution. The manpages can be installed on every system. Because driver options heavily lack documentation, any help is appreciated to complete these manpages. The sources can be found here.

Xorg7

Yes! 8.20.8 (tested with i386 and 2 monitors in bigdesktop mode) works with xorg 7! Possibly older versions work aswell..

Benchmarks

DesktopSetup trouble

If you are using the latest (at the time of this writing 8.20.8) drivers with a DesktopSetup and you are wondering why both monitors (eg. the RGB and DVI output) are both displaying the left side of the bigscreen, try the following option (which is AFAIK not documented anywhere, I guessed it):

Option "ForceMonitors" "nocv"

nocv stands for No Composite Video and resulted in a succesful bigscreen setup with my ATI X300 at a debian amd64 unstable system (after many hours). Options like

Option "ForceMonitors" "crt1,tmds1"

And many other combinations of crt1, crt2, tmds1, tmds2 and notv don't seem to have any result!

(This piece of documentation was contributed by Ron Rademaker: ron@ttvavanti.nl)

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