Dual Monitor set-up suggestions / recommendations needed
Hi there. I just purchased a new Acer P244w for my ubuntu 8.04 box and PS3. The monitor works like a charm for both my needs. However, I do what to get some feedback as to how to best modify my set-up so that I can use my old 17" monitor as well. Ie, I want to have a dual monitor setup.
I have an nVidia 6800 card (PCI express) that my new monitor is plugged into. There is an internal video card on the motherboard but I think the card is disabled if another video card is available, so that is basically useless (or is it?).
So my questions are:
1) Should I go for another basic nVidia card [PCI - since I dont have anymore PCI-E slots left] or look for some generic card?
2) If you recommend a generic card, will it cause problems within Linux? I've seen on other forums that say it might be an issue.
Any suggestions or recommended setups are welcome.