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September 27, 2003

Dual Radeon 9700 12:19 PM, 0 Comments

I finally got my Radeon 9700 to do dual headed without cloning the screens on FreeBSD 5.1-CURRENT. I was eluded for a day or two about the BusID, since pciconf -lv would list two cards, 1:5:1, and 1:5:0, one even titled "Secondary". It ended up that I just need to set both screens to 1:5:0. I'll add the XF86Config...

Section "ServerLayout"
       Identifier     "Layout"
       Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
       Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
       InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
       InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "Xinerama" "true"

Section "Files"
	RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
	ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/webfonts/"

Section "Module"
       Load  "dbe"
       Load  "extmod"
#       Load  "fbdevhw"
       Load  "glx"
       Load  "record"
       Load  "freetype"
       Load  "type1"
       Load  "dri"
	Load  "xtrap"
	Load  "speedo"

Section "InputDevice"
       Identifier  "Keyboard0"
       Driver      "keyboard"
       Option      "XkbRules" "xfree86"
       Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
       Option      "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
       Identifier  "Mouse0"
       Driver      "mouse"
       Option	    "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
       Option      "Protocol" "auto"
       Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
       Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor1"
	VendorName   "SNY"
	ModelName    "CPD-520GS"
	DisplaySize  400	300
	HorizSync    30.0 - 96.0
	VertRefresh  48.0 - 160.0
	Option	     "DPMS"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "SNY"
	ModelName    "Multiscan 200SX"
	DisplaySize  320	240
	HorizSync    31.0 - 70.0
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 150.0
	Option	     "DPMS"

Section "Device"
       Identifier  "Videocard1"
       BusID	   "PCI:01:05:0"
       Driver      "radeon"
#       Driver      "ati"
       Option      "AGPMode" "4"
       VendorName  "ATI"
       Option      "CloneDisplay" "0"
       BoardName   "ATI Radeon 9700"
       Screen      0

Section "Device"
       Identifier  "Videocard0"
       BusID       "PCI:01:05:0"
#       Driver      "ati"
       Driver      "radeon"
       Option      "AGPMode" "4"
       Option      "CloneDisplay" "0"
       VendorName  "ATI"
       BoardName   "ATI Radeon 9700"
       Screen      1

Section "Screen"
       Identifier "Screen0"
       Device     "Videocard0"
       Monitor    "Monitor0"
       DefaultDepth     24
       SubSection "Display"
               Depth     24
               ViewPort 0 0
               Modes    "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "Screen"
       Identifier "Screen1"
       Device     "Videocard1"
       Monitor    "Monitor1"
       DefaultDepth     24
       SubSection "Display"
               Depth     24
               Modes    "1600x1200" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

#Section "DRI"
#       Group        0
#       Mode         0666

September 26, 2003

NetNewsWire posts to Movable Type 09:41 PM, 0 Comments

Mike Biesele showed me that NetNewsWire is capable of posting directly to Movable Type. Neat-o. I'm posting this from it right now. Ah what will they think of next? ;-)

September 22, 2003

New Uncle Keith Article 02:06 PM, 0 Comments

I've posted Uncle Keith's 91st Article, A letter to our Grandsons.

September 18, 2003

Chat on 06:37 PM, 0 Comments

So... some returned missionary said my alumni site is all neat and dandy except it doesn't have a chat room and no photo album. So, I decided to give the chat room to them. Now watch, no one will EVER be in there. Sigh. People just don't get it. As for the photo album, I haven't been able to think of a way to force people to use nice names of the photos and how to organize all these seemingly random photos.

September 16, 2003

Snow Resistant Driveways 03:02 PM, 2 Comments

I was driving into work, and I saw this van with ads on it that talked about using radiant heat to melt snow on a driveway if it snows, just like the idea I had a couple years ago. I thought that was pretty cool. I think I'll ask them how much it costs.

September 15, 2003

Jesse and George Bush 10:35 PM, 0 Comments
Jesse and President George Bush Sr.

September 13, 2003

New Uncle Keith Article 07:04 PM, 0 Comments

I've posted Uncle Keith's 90th article.

Thumbnails 06:25 PM, 0 Comments
Let's see if I can put the HTML for a thumbnail and link in one of these entries for the heck of it.
Gill Sans 03:59 PM, 0 Comments

I've been using Gill Sans as my font on this site, but realized that no one besides the elite Macintosh users have this font by default. Sigh. It's a really nice looking font, but all you non-mac users will have to pay $21 to use it... also uses Gill Sans by default. They've got their priorities straight. No wonders their site looks so clean, they use Macs. Mac users seem to appreciate cleanliness from the ground up. It's like, some people can stand to live in the dirty slums with murders and whores every night, while some people like to live in clean, safe neighborhoods. Just so, some people like to stand Microsoft's woes, and some people love the clean, well-designed Mac. Ah, someday.

September 10, 2003

MT Changes done 04:13 PM, 0 Comments

The changes to fit Movable Type into the website are done, at least for now. I'm happy with how it turned out, since it's not too bad looking. I went and changed how the menu is on the page so that it is separate from the content table, and it seems to work better like that.

Cool, nicely archived archives. 10:52 AM, 1 Comments

Thanks to Derek for finding out how to make archives go in their appropriate directories, I'm more happy with moveable type, since it integrates with my site quite nicely with the HTML pages it generates. Okay, so yes, I'm turning to like this beast.

September 09, 2003

Subjects 04:18 PM, 0 Comments

I don't know if I can get used to having subjects with logs. I mean, I'm writing a log entry, not an e-mail message. Movable type seems to make you want to put tons of stuff in one entry, while I'm more used to dumping whatever tiny thought I have at the moment to a log, without making every entry a big long epistle.

Complicated 03:23 PM, 1 Comments

Geeh, this blog is a lot more complicated than I thought it would be. And it saves entries in html files and stuff. Seems kinda archaic to me. Why even use a database if you're generating static files all the time? Sigh. I think I would rather have something that is a lot simpler than this monster. Someone certainly had a lot of time on their hands when they made Movable Type.

New Weblog 02:25 PM, 0 Comments

So, I decided to try this weblog thing with Movable Type. We'll see how it goes.

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