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Old 09-03-2002, 11:43 PM   #1
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dual monitor


I just searched the Slackware forum with this exact title. Nothing came up. Is this possible to do? I have an extra monitor and would like to do this. I would need an extra video card. Two questions. Is it ok to have one video card AGP the other PCI? I'm assuming most dual monitor setups are like this since I have not see a MB with 2 AGP slots. I read the stuff for dual monitors in Mandrake and it seemed really easy to setup for X. Anyone here using Slackware that has done this?
 
Old 09-04-2002, 12:37 AM   #2
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Matrox has a series of video adapters designed to operate multiple monitors. The adapters have multiple VGA connectors for each monitor.

ATI offers the Radeon with two connectors, but from what I have seen they display the same information.

The support issue here would be for the X server, rather than a distro, to support the card(s) that you want to use. I have configured AGP and PCI video under Win98 but not under Linux.

I would think the most reliable operation and best performing would be on a single adapter supporting multiple monitors.
 
Old 09-04-2002, 01:31 AM   #3
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Excalibur,
Thanks for the reply. I think I'll just go and get a GC and try it. I read a post on here and it didn't sound to hard. I didn't think it would be a distro related question but wanted to make sure.
 
Old 09-04-2002, 05:04 AM   #4
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i;ve made loads of posts on here about dual heads, just search. you can normally use any old pair of cards.
 
Old 09-04-2002, 02:20 PM   #5
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I got Geforece 2 twinview working on my slack, no problem, if you need help e-mail me

oh yeah, BTW im back again if someone cares!

-NSKL
 
Old 09-04-2002, 03:11 PM   #6
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NSKL,
Thanks for the offer on the e-mails. I should have no problems at all. It seems a lot of Debian users have dual monitors and I've been reading their post.
 
  


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