multiple monitors not working as expected

edgar pettijohn

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I have 2 monitors plugged in one via vga cable and the other via dvi cable. They both work as far as they have the same display on them. I was hoping to have each monitor as a seperate workspace if you will. I've played a bit with xrandr but it makes no sense to me so heres some logs and such. Hopefully someone out there can hit me with a clue stick or two.

thanks in advance


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Looks like your Xorg is running on the VESA driver. What video card does the system have? I can't tell from the logs you posted.


Aspiring Daemon

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Paste your logs in using the [ code] tags. No one wants to download and open attachments.

edgar pettijohn

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[solved] I installed drm-kmod. I tried with kld_list=radeonkms but upon reboot my monitors turned off so that was a little scary. I then added:


to /boot/loader.conf and all is well.

xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 1920 x 1080
default connected 1920x1080+0+0 0mm x 0mm
1920x1080 0.00*
640x480 0.00