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Old 10-27-2004, 10:27 AM   #1
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"Dual Head" with ATi Radeon 9700


I have ATi Radeon 9700, and I am wondering if anybody has successfully set up a system with two monitors connected to that card? I am using SuSE 9.1.

In that case, which driver did you use? (ATi's own, the "radeon" driver etc...)

I just love the way Windows handles two (or more) connected monitors.
 
Old 10-27-2004, 11:02 AM   #2
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yeah it's easy. i'm sure suse can do it all for you. google for Xinerama.
 
Old 10-27-2004, 11:05 AM   #3
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and for the record, windows manhandles dual monitor like a lump of dog poop. no really. it's attrocious once you see the freedom in X.

X now has built in support for not only multiple monitors, but virtual servers distributed over a network. your two monitors don't even need to be in the same country to be able to drag an app between screens... can windows do that on it's own???
 
Old 10-27-2004, 11:57 PM   #4
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Thanks.

SaX can not do it for me, but I can try to edit XF86Config myself.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 04:40 AM   #5
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@ acid_kewpie

How does it work? I mean the network-thing? Ihave been looking for that feature quite a while.

Is there some good howto somewhere?

Did you try it yourself? How good is it?

Does xorg do it also?

Greetings, Sascha
 
Old 10-28-2004, 05:15 AM   #6
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it's the xdmx extension, included in xorg 6.8.0 and later. http://dmx.sf.net
 
Old 10-28-2004, 05:21 AM   #7
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Thanks a lot!

I'll check that out!

GReetings, Sascha
 
  


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