This tracker will list bugs that are related to the fact X-1.4 does not always behave as asked in xorg.conf, and will not report problem, message, warnings properly on the log (improperly, or not at all).
204401 x11-base/xorg-server-184.108.40.206 does not use second G400 head and does not say why
210704 x11-base/xorg-server-220.127.116.11 does not use second/third/fourth G45x4 heads and does not say why
194515 x11-base/xorg-server-1.4-r2 crashes without explicit error.
200061 sys-apps/hal-0.5.10 breaks layout switching in X server via Xkb
because whatever the reason is, this is a regression problem compared to X-1.3, and X does not use asked layout !
bug 204128 x11-base/xorg-server-18.104.22.168: broken cz_qwerty layout on 'rtyuiop' keys for same reason (but here its about kbd layout)
bug 205041 : x11-drivers/xf86-input-evdev-1.2.0 breaks multi-head /multi-foot xorg layouts
Please, do not detach closed bugs from this bug; this bug is a list of reports, to help maitainers, developers, and users to get a list of problems and solutions that are linked to X not reporting problems, or lack of documentation. It should be stay open until ALL bugs are solved. Not solved in the BTS way, but fixed technically with a solution merged to portage. "upstream" is not what I call a solution nor a fix: when marked UPSTRAEM, the bug seems closed from BTS point of view, but is still alive from user point of view.
I took a quick look at all the linked bugs and here are my suggestions :
1) Could you please update to xorg-server 1.5.3 if you haven't done so already and close bugs which have already been fixed?
2) Could you open bugs in FreeDesktop's bugzilla for all hardware-related breakage? There's only so much we can do here and filing bugs in FreeDesktop is probably your best bet to see issues fixed for good.
(In reply to comment #7)
> 1) Could you please update to xorg-server 1.5.3 if you haven't done so already
> and close bugs which have already been fixed?
> 2) Could you open bugs in FreeDesktop's bugzilla for all hardware-related
> breakage? There's only so much we can do here and filing bugs in FreeDesktop is
> probably your best bet to see issues fixed for good.
Details in bug #267080
X 1.7 does not help. The issues are known upstream, but nobody can point me to any proper tutorial.
I will give up with all this. And, either accept to have only one monitor working with a garbaging mouse, or maybe downgrade again to X 1.4, or stop using Linux because it just can't handle dual card conf like before. I am tired of regression bugs.