Can't extend screen display onto second monitor-Vista 64—ATI Radeon X1900


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Guest

I am using an ATI Radeon X1900 with Vista 64 bit. I am using ATI
Catalyst version 8.593.100.3. The problem is that when I try to extend
the display onto either a connected TV or a second monitor from within
the Catalyst Control Center nothing happens. I have tried a variety of
different resolutions including resolutions that are within the
capability of the second monitor but whenever I click on “Extend main
on to monitor” nothing happens. On the other hand cloning works just
fine, both on the TV in the second monitor.

Does anyone have any idea why this is happening and how to fix it
since I a major task over the next week that definitely requires
additional monitor screen area?

Thanks for any help in advance!
 
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Guest

I just discovered that I was using version 9.11 of Catalyst. I
downloaded and installed version 9.3 which ATI/AMD says is the latest
version that supports “all the features” of the X1900. No change in
behaviour, however—cloning works fine but extending does not work at
all.
 
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Guest

"(e-mail address removed)" <jedpaque...@gmail.com> on Wed, 9 Jun 2010
08:04:31 -0700 (PDT) typed in microsoft.public.windows.vista.general
the following:




        Have you tried doing this outside Catylist, through Windows? Click
on desktop, properties, settings and check the box "extend my desktop
onto this monitor"
Thanks for the response Pyotr.

Right clicking on the desktop doesn't give “properties” as one of the
options, only “personalize.” The only display settings one can change
are resolution and color depth. There is no access to any way of
setting up the second monitor even in “Advanced Settings”—at least as
far as I can see.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Thanks for the response Pyotr.

Right clicking on the desktop doesn't give “properties†as one of the
options, only “personalize.†The only display settings one can change
are resolution and color depth. There is no access to any way of
setting up the second monitor even in “Advanced Settingsâ€â€”at least as
far as I can see.
Right clicking on the desktop also offers "Resolution". Look there...
 
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Guest

PS—I just switched to XP/SP 3 on the same machine and Catalyst extends
the screen on to the second monitor with no problem at all. I hope
that the X1900 is simply incapable of doing this in Vista!
 
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Guest

PS—I just switched to XP/SP 3 on the same machine and Catalyst extends
the screen on to the second monitor with no problem at all. I hope
that the X1900 is simply incapable of doing this in Vista!
 
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Guest

PS—I just switched to XP/SP 3 on the same machine and Catalyst extends
the screen on to the second monitor with no problem at all. I hope
that the X1900 is simply incapable of doing this in Vista!
 
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Guest

PS—I just switched to XP/SP 3 on the same machine and Catalyst extends
the screen on to the second monitor with no problem at all. I hope
that the X1900 is simply incapable of doing this in Vista!
I meant:

PS—I just switched to XP/SP 3 on the same machine and Catalyst extends
the screen on to the second monitor with no problem at all. I hope
that the X1900 isn't simply incapable of doing this in Vista!
 
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Guest

PS—I just switched to XP/SP 3 on the same machine and Catalyst extends
the screen on to the second monitor with no problem at all. I hope
that the X1900 is simply incapable of doing this in Vista!
I meant:

PS—I just switched to XP/SP 3 on the same machine and Catalyst extends
the screen on to the second monitor with no problem at all. I hope
that the X1900 isn't simply incapable of doing this in Vista!
 
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Guest

PS—I just switched to XP/SP 3 on the same machine and Catalyst extends
the screen on to the second monitor with no problem at all. I hope
that the X1900 is simply incapable of doing this in Vista!
I meant:

PS—I just switched to XP/SP 3 on the same machine and Catalyst extends
the screen on to the second monitor with no problem at all. I hope
that the X1900 isn't simply incapable of doing this in Vista!
 
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Guest

PS—I just switched to XP/SP 3 on the same machine and Catalyst extends
the screen on to the second monitor with no problem at all. I hope
that the X1900 is simply incapable of doing this in Vista!
I meant:

PS—I just switched to XP/SP 3 on the same machine and Catalyst extends
the screen on to the second monitor with no problem at all. I hope
that the X1900 isn't simply incapable of doing this in Vista!
 
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Guest

It appears from many websites that people have managed to get extended
desktop display working with both Vista 32 and Vista 64 so I guess the
question becomes what might prevent extended mode from working in
Vista with an X1900?
 
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Guest

It appears from many websites that people have managed to get extended
desktop display working with both Vista 32 and Vista 64 so I guess the
question becomes what might prevent extended mode from working in
Vista with an X1900?
I just uninstalled CCC version 9.3 and installed the most recent
version, version 10.2 in my 64-bit Vista. Everything worked just fine
(screen 1 and screen 2 showed up in the screen display box and I was
able to extend the main screen onto the second monitor). Then I
rebooted and now I'm back to the same thing--I can clone but not
extend and "screen 2" doesn't appear in the screen display box.
 

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