I am using the latest nvidia drivers 4496,
and kernel 2.6.0-test2.
Two days ago I bought a dual head
vga card: FXF GeForce FX5200 and installed
it with two monitors. Configured XFree86 4.3.0
to have 'xinerama'.
Everything works "fine", except certain applications
that want to go full screen - most notably the KDE openGL
screen savers and for example id's ET.
When I play a movie with mplayer, it turns out that
the quality clearly decreases when I play it on the right
It also struck me how CPU intensive certain applications
become when spread over the two monitors at the same time,
or even always - as if something with this xinerama has been
coded very very inefficient.
My question is now: Isn't there a (much) better way to do this?
Is it known what are the issues here and why I see abnormal
CPU usage and/or other performance degradation?
Does someone have experience with 'twinview' from nvidia on
linux? Perhaps that will work a lot better.
Especially because both monitors are connected to the SAME
video card, there shouldn't be ANY performance degradation;
I'd really like to get this working with the native support from
Any pointers for me?