Topic Title: aticonfig Linux - force-monitor option (alternative)
Topic Summary:
Created On: 06/26/2013 06:00 AM
Status: Post and Reply
Linear : Threading : Single : Branch
Search Topic Search Topic
Topic Tools Topic Tools
View similar topics View similar topics
View topic in raw text format. Print this topic.
 06/26/2013 06:00 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon

Posts: 1
Joined: 06/26/2013

I want to configure a multi monitor setup with 5 monitors under linux (RedHat 5.3) with a fixed monitor count.

The card should initialize all 5 connectors, independent of the existance of an phsically connected display.

The adding or replacement of monitors shouldn't affect the big desktop output.

Example of required behaviour:

I start the computer with 3 connected monitors. Later I add 2 other montors without restarting of the computer / X. The added monitors should be added to the big desktop.

In the manual of the aticonfig there exists the "--force-monitor" option (, that should allow the above wished behaviour.

The latest driver version (catalyst pro driver 9.033) doesnt' provide this option any more. 

Does there exists another way to reach this behaviour (forcing of monitors)?

I'm using the lastest catalyst pro driver (9.033) on an AMD W600 graphic card. All monitors are connected via Display Port.

93420 users are registered to the AMD Support and Game forum.
There are currently 5 users logged in.

FuseTalk Hosting Executive Plan v3.2 - © 1999-2015 FuseTalk Inc. All rights reserved.