[CentOS] Centos 7, ATI card, 30" monitor

Wed Nov 4 21:48:13 UTC 2015
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Denniston, Todd A CIV NAVSURFWARCENDIV Crane wrote:
>> From: m.roth at 5-cent.us [mailto:m.roth at 5-cent.us]
>> John R Pierce wrote:
>> > On 11/3/2015 8:11 AM, John R Pierce wrote:
>> >> On 11/3/2015 7:33 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> >>> Well, I got my user back to being able to use his system, but I've
>> >>> still got one issue: it's running on the VESA driver - there is
>> >>> *no* Catalyst build for this monitor, for CentOS 7. From a lot of
>> >>> googling, nothing's been done since the summer of '14 (lspci
>> >>> reports it as a FirePro V3900).
>> >>>
>> >>> Any thoughts, or pointers, as to if/how I can get X - he's running
>> >>> KDE - to see the full width of the monitor, not just about 4" less,
>> >>> or is that not possible with the VESA driver?
> <SNIP>
>> Btw, I spoke to Dell
>> - this box is theirs, but of course the people supporting workstations
>> *still* don't have a clue about Linux, unlike the server people, and
>> they couldn't find a recent driver, either.
>> I *really* dislike ATI/AMD video. At least with NVidia, the proprietary
>> driver builder *always* works, once you've got the right one, whatever
>> folks bitch and moan about it.
> Have you considered using the elrepo packaged version, or at least reading
Yep. They got nothing for CentOS 7.

Btw, we got him the full width by changing the cable, from DVI-I to DVI-D
(dual link). Then he had to change it back to not recognizing the full
width of the screen via the control ctr, because when it did, everything
was distorted - circles were ovals, etc.

I suppose I'll get around to writing him a xorg.conf at some time.