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Old 05-06-2003, 11:21 PM   #1
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mulitple display support


Hi everyone im kind of new too all of this and im about to download Slackware 9.0. I wanted to know if it has a feature like windows xp/98 has that supports multiple displays like usning multiple monitors for example right now im using xp and i have 2 monitors on it. I just wanted to know if slackware had any features like that or if it could do something like that any help would be greatly appriated.
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Old 05-06-2003, 11:53 PM   #2
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Sure it does through X server, I am pretty sure Fin will chime in to help you out if you have any issues setting it up, btw what video card are you using?
 
Old 05-07-2003, 07:22 AM   #3
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um i have a agp graphics one built into my mother board and i have a voodoo 3 card.
 
Old 05-07-2003, 07:32 AM   #4
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oh yeah i have one more question im planing on downloading the Slackware 9.0 iso my question is will it have everything i need cause in the readme it said some stuff bout i might wanna dowload some add ons???

thanx
 
Old 05-07-2003, 08:14 AM   #5
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oh and one more thing is there a program that converts windows files (example .exe) to linux. Because i have alot of programs on my computer that dont have a linux versions any help would be really usefull.
thanx
 
Old 05-07-2003, 08:26 AM   #6
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you won't need any additional software for a dual head system, jsut follow the Xinerama HowTo at tldp.org. as for "converting" exe files, you want wine... but native replacements should always be sought, not least becuase wine is arse.
 
Old 05-07-2003, 10:24 AM   #7
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thanx all and where can i get a copy of wine???
 
Old 05-07-2003, 10:26 AM   #8
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on the internet.... http://google.com/linux actually the homepage is http://winehq.com
 
Old 05-07-2003, 10:34 AM   #9
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acid_kewpie: i just checkted thaat site you gave me and i coudlnt' find the how to for xinerama or anything else relating to using mulitple displays(using more than one monitor). is there anywhere else i can check?
alll helps is greatly appriated
thanx
 
Old 05-07-2003, 11:01 AM   #10
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http://google.com/linux search for xinerama....
 
Old 05-08-2003, 08:16 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by SyntheticBlue
Hi everyone im kind of new too all of this and im about to download Slackware 9.0. I wanted to know if it has a feature like windows xp/98 has that supports multiple displays like usning multiple monitors for example right now im using xp and i have 2 monitors on it. I just wanted to know if slackware had any features like that or if it could do something like that any help would be greatly appriated.
You can have multiple monitors (not only two ) attached without no problem. Below I'll post you my XF86Config:
Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Matrox PowerDesk"
	Screen         "Display 1" LeftOf "Display 2"
	Screen         "Display 2" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
  FontPath  	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF"
  FontPath  	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
  FontPath  	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
  FontPath  	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath  	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath  	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
  FontPath  	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
  FontPath  	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Fonts"
  RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "glx"
	SubSection "extmod"
	#	Option "omit xfree86-dga"
	EndSubSection
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "freetype"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
	Option "Xinerama"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard1"
	Driver      "Keyboard"
	Option      "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
	Option      "XkbRules" "xfree86"
	Option      "XkbModel" "pc101"
	Option      "XkbLayout" "us+bg"
	Option      "XkbOptions" "grp:ctrl_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll,caps:shift"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse1"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
	Option      "Device" "/dev/mouse"
	Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Display 1"
	HorizSync    30.0 - 95.0
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0
	Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Display 2"
	HorizSync    30.0 - 95.0
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0
	Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "MATROX CARD 1"
	Driver      "mga"
	VendorName  "Unknown"
	BoardName   "Unknown"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "MATROX CARD 2"
	Driver      "mga"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
	Screen      1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Display 1"
	Device     "MATROX CARD 1"
	Monitor    "Display 1"
	DefaultDepth     24
	DefaultFbBPP     32
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     8
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     16
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Display 2"
	Device     "MATROX CARD 2"
	Monitor    "Display 2"
	DefaultDepth     24
	DefaultFbBPP     32
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     8
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     16
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection
This is for one Matrox G400 DualHead with two 17"-ers attached to it. You are supposed to change it (monitors HorizSync and VertRefresh rates, keyboard layout, driver section (your video cards instead of "mga"), BusID, etc.), of course, but this hopefully will give you slight idea how it is supposed to work. For more detailed information:

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Xinerama-HOWTO/ (or just type "Xinerama HOWTO" in Google )

My system "in action":

http://www.geocities.com/pesho_pv/fonts.html

Quote:
Originally posted by SyntheticBlue
oh and one more thing is there a program that converts windows files (example .exe) to linux. Because i have alot of programs on my computer that dont have a linux versions any help would be really usefull.
You have two choices: Wine and VMware. Both have their pros and cons. Better try them and decide for yourself which suits your needs best (or use them both ). Precompiled Wine package for Slackware 9.0 can be found here (in case you don't want to mess your hands with sources ):

http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...?group_id=6241

and VMware can be downloaded from here:

http://www.vmware.com/download/workstation.html (30 day evaluation)

Detailed instructions for installing it on Slackware (not officially supported) you can find here:

http://www.cs.ucr.edu/~jbyrne/vmware.htm

Screenshot of VMware working on my Slackware 8.1 box can be seen here:

http://www.geocities.com/pesho_pv/vmware.html

Quote:
Originally posted by SyntheticBlue
oh yeah i have one more question im planing on downloading the Slackware 9.0 iso my question is will it have everything i need cause in the readme it said some stuff bout i might wanna dowload some add ons???
Probably only Java:

ftp://ftp.slackware.at/slackware-9.0..._02-i586-1.tgz

but browse "/extra" directory and see for yourself.

HTH

Last edited by pesho_p; 05-08-2003 at 08:26 AM.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 10:28 AM   #12
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wow thanx for all the information yeah that dose help me out quiet a bit!!!!
 
Old 08-28-2003, 08:35 PM   #13
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I have a laptop with an ATI Radeon IGP 345m. Simply enough, I'm trying to make the second display render its own desktop, like X with the Xinerama extension off normally. The problem is, it's only rendering what's being displayed on the laptops monitor. I've never used multiple displays with one video card before, and WXP takes care off all the bustle for me. I can post my XF86Config if anyone wants to tell me where I'm going wrong, but I'm sure it's simple enough to get past. What I do know, though, is that the ATI Radeon isn't normally a multi headed card, nor is it in laptops as much as Intels` or NVidias`. I've also seen very little support for the IGP in laptops. I expect the possibility of having to get some special software extension for X. Back to it, I'll post if I fix it.
 
  


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