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problem with ati drivers

#1
I put in the new ati drivers the other day(6218). They really boosted my pc2001 marks up but everytime I reboot my main and secondary monitor are switched and I have to switch back so the crt is the 1 monitor. Anyone know a fix for this? None of the previous drivers ever did this. Its kinda annoying.
 

Sazar

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#2
would not be able to tell you m8... though this does seem odd.. I had a similar problem with OLDER ati drivers... hydravision from like 3 driver revisions ago...

at THAT time the only thing I could do was basically before I turned off my computer, turn off hydravision support for dual monitor and then start hydravision again when you start your computer again...

but a better suggestion would be to revert back to an older version of hydravision where this was not happening... there is a new leaked version on the web but at the moment it only works for mobile ati chipsets... hopefully the next cats will fix your problem..
 
#3
Thanks Sazar, Ive been messing with drivers for the last week now and come up with this. Hydravision does not seem to be the problem. I went back to my earliest version and the problem still was there. Tried every version of hydravision I could find and tha same. Its gotta be the new display drivers. Went back to version (6200) but forgot I had a problem with them too. Screen goes black upon reboot unless I install them through device manager using update driver. Went back 1 more time to (6166) and the newest hydravision and all is well again. Wish I could use the newer drivers but it just doesnt seem to be happenin for me.
Hopefully Ill have better luck with the next set. Thanks Again.
 

Akash

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#4
im not impressed in the way ati have released these new drivers

i have a radeon 8500 all in wonder, and am using the same drivers i got with the card

the updates almost always screw one thing or another up :s
 
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RobbieSan

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#5
bummer about that.. I tried 6218 but they didn't seem too good on my machine.. 6200 and 6193 work great..
 

Sazar

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#7
the latest cats do seem to have caused some probs..

they are dx9 drivers for dx9 released by m$

the problem may be either dx9 is not polised enough or the drivers have problems with some of the radeon lineup..

personally I have no problems... my radeons have always worked flawlessly out of the box...

if a particular driver set does not work well... just roll back...

I used to do that with the older cats... since they were not as stable as some sets with some of my apps...
 

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