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Old 01-06-2004, 06:44 PM   #1
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Duel Monitors on an ATI card

Hey everyone,

I am thinking about an LCD monitor to add to my Linux box. I don't want to ditch my 21inch CRT because the quality can't match any LCD, but I still want an LCD so I can carry it around when I bring my computer places, and so that I can have two monitors at once.

I have a Radeon 8500 graphics card with the drivers working great. Is there any possible way for me to run two monitors on the same graphics card? I have seen this beeing done on two different graphics cards - but I was wondering if I could run one CRT and one LCD on the same graphics card? Is there any way I can configure Xfree to do this?

All help is greatly appreciated! THANKS!
Old 01-06-2004, 07:06 PM   #2
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The XFree86 radeon driver supports dual monitors, as long as the card does. For more info on the driver read the man page. If you want to Google around for a bit, using two monitors is often referred to as a "dual head" setup.



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