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Old 11-10-2003, 11:31 PM   #1
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Two Monitors - 2 Video Cards - 1 Linux


I have an intel 82845 graphics controller, which is, simplistically, an on-board video card. I have room to install another video card. What I want to do, is to have BOTH my intel graphics controller AND the new video card each displaying on different monitors, at the same time. In essence, I want 2 instances of the same monitor running simultaneously (referred to by some as cloneview). Is this even possible? Am I insane? The reason I want to do this is because I want to watch a bunch of DVDs with my brothers and we don't have a DVD player. I figure it would benefit us to have 2 monitors because we have really bad B.O. {:^)>

Thanks

(PS - running Mandrake 9.1, Red Hat 9.0. Yeah.)
 
Old 11-10-2003, 11:59 PM   #2
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Yes, sorta, kinda, maybe, your mileage may vary.

http://senna.pa.msu.edu/AAA_Senna/co...ux/XFree86/xdh
http://www.xfree86.org/4.3.0/RELNOTES4.html#17 through 18
for info.
Using Xinerama seems to be the answer, do we have anybody with live experience using average video cards and not the Matrox's?
 
Old 11-11-2003, 12:13 PM   #3
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You may try dual head nvidia workstation cards, mine works with redhat 8.0 quite well!

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