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Old 01-22-2004, 11:16 PM   #1
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Dual Video Cards? 3 Monitors?


I'm in the process of installing Fedora Redhat 10 and im wondering if I should bother to get 2 small 14" lcds... Im running a Biostar N-force 2nvidia with dual HEAD display, and I was thinking I could put a ge force fx 5600 256 mg in my agp slot, and then have capabilities for 4 MONITORS!

any insight appreciated!
ps, what flat panels can I get that are small, cheap, and no less than 800x600?
thanks again
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Old 01-22-2004, 11:42 PM   #2
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I have found any more then two monitors is distracting to me. I think it is because I will see part of one out of the corner or my eye. I personally use two View Sonic VX2000's on my desktop these days and love it. I know view sonic makes some 15.5" displays that are pretty cheap as well like the VE155. You might be better off not buying the new video card and getting just two 17" displays or something.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 10:52 AM   #3
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Yeah, unless you use the proper lcd mounting system, two screens is plenty. Not to mention that XFree86 doesn't handle two displays the greateast way in the world... or at least that's my experience.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 11:11 AM   #4
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Will adding another card in the AGP slot not disable the onboard graphics (it should do if they are AGP as well.)

I've had a three screen setup with 1 AGP Nvidia dual-head card and one PCI S3 card. It was fairly straight forward, using nvidia's driver and its twinview options.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 11:58 AM   #5
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Very good point drws, AGP isn't setup to allow multiple devices I don't think.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 02:04 PM   #6
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I have done AGP and PCI in one mobo, but not with multiple monitors.
 
  


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