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Old 02-08-2020, 01:23 PM   #1
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anyone using multiple monitors give opinions please because i just do not know


i have an nvidia k5000 four port video card. four displays standing left to right same height. when i first powered on the machine all four displays had the same image( was mostly determining that my (at the time) very expensive video card still worked.) it did. powered off just the displays. next day powered on the displays and only the right-most display showed the output the others went to power saving i guess for lack of input signal. login after a lq.org forum post ran the script for the liunx driver version etc. now the left-most display shows output and right three go to power saving.

now for the question...
is there software i can configure so i can use all four displays in a command line set up with no x window software on the machine? has anyone tried?
are multiple displays only possible because of the x windows graphics libraries?
also how can a desktop span 4 displays.
thank you
 
Old 02-08-2020, 02:03 PM   #2
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No you will need an X-server (or Wayland) to manage the multiple displays. It is possible to configure a minimal X-server with just xterm (or similar) running and no window manager in use though.
 
Old 02-08-2020, 06:49 PM   #3
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well car, i will work figure out how to build a minimal x-server and try to make that work for me.

thank you for the info.
 
Old 02-08-2020, 09:53 PM   #4
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Ok somebody, glad to have been of help.
 
  


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