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Old 12-04-2003, 02:04 AM   #1
Electrode
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3-head video with Nvidia or ATI cards, possible?


For about a month now, I've been trying to think of the best way to implement 3-head video on my workstation. My first idea was to use a Matrox Parhelia video card, but the Linux drivers for it are terrible, so it's out of the question. I need 3D acceleration, so 2D-only PCI multihead cards won't do. What I'm thinking of now is getting two Nvidia or ATI cards, one two-head AGP and one single-head PCI.

Now, there are 2 things I need to know before I try anything, and I'm wondering if anyone here can share some insight:

1. Does the ATI driver support multiple cards?
2. Do either the ATI or Nvidia drivers support Xinerama or any other method of connecting the displays across cards?
 
Old 12-06-2003, 07:39 AM   #2
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Well I am trying to figure out the same thing. But I went adead of you and bought my self a used PCI card GF4MX420. My other card is ATI :O and I only have one monitor for the time being. It would be nice to get some help how to get these two succers to work at the same time.
 
  


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