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Old 07-01-2008, 02:44 PM   #1
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[Slackware] Terminal 2 monitors

Is it possible to use 2 monitors without x so both display the terminal ?

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Old 07-07-2008, 03:52 AM   #2
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Depends from your hardware. Some graphic cards have dual head hard-wired AFAIK. Do you have two graphic cards? Then you'll have to feed them the same input...
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I have the nvidia mx460 it has 2 outputs but i want both screens to display something else for example screen 1 tty1-4 and screen 2 tty5-8
Old 07-07-2008, 06:06 AM   #4
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I'm wayyy out of my depth here, but since nobody knowledgeable steps to the fore...

As far as I remember it is in init or inittab, where the connection of the first vt to the number 0 is made (and its graphical output is redirected to FN7). Have a look at those an use the man / info pages. Also a new thread without the "[Slackware]" tag in the title, this is not specific for any distro and I'd bet you are not the first to ask for a solution here...
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try irc, the server is freenode you can download xchat its got a version for windows as well if its easier to be in windows whilst chatting or a native linux version. Commen irc channels for distro's on freenode are:

slackware channel = #slackware

ubuntu channel = #ubuntu

fedora channel = #fedroa

mandriva channel = #mandriva

suse channel = #suse

pclinuxos support = #pclinuxos-support

pclinuxos = #pclinuxos

genreal linux = #linux

sabayon = #sabayon

debian = #debian

and loads more, to join a channel simly type "/join #ubuntu" for example for ubuntu or "/join #slackware" they will give you 1 to 1 real time support could come in handy.

note = i do not suggest slackware as a distro to start on.

good starting distros are:

- ubuntu
- mandriva
- pclinuxos
- sabayon
- fedora


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