[lug] dual head card questions
agilmore at wirelessbeehive.com
Fri Feb 24 09:21:01 MST 2006
On Thu, 2006-02-23 at 21:17 -0700, Brian Moore wrote:
> The Matrox G- and P- series cards also work quite well. Given
> the 85Hz+ requirement, you might want to look at the P series.
I'm using an ATI FireGL V3100 (PCIE) with Xinerama and the X.org radeon
driver, with one display analog, one digital. It works reasonably well,
but I've found that the second head is not visible with VNC. My previous
nvidia TwinView setup with dual digital output worked just as well, but
also was viewable with VNC. Not sure of the exact nvidia card involved.
It really isn't very hard to setup. There's even a tab in the
system-config-display tool for Fedora/Redhat. Manual setup worked a
little better, but it gave me a place to start.
> Dan Ferris wrote:
> > Do a search for Xinerama.
> > The easiest way I found is to get an NVIDIA card that has multiple outputs
> > and use NVIDIA's twin view. That's what I have at home on my 6800GT card
> > and it works great.
> > Dan
> >>I've never installed a dual head video card for Linux. I was interested
> >>in finding out though about what might be recommended for very high
> >>quality 2D dual head for AGP 4x? No 3D access is required, but I wanted
> >>something that could easily scan 85Hz+ refresh at 1024x768 on both
> >>heads, with 24 bit RGB or 32 bit RGBA. In terms of single head, I've
> >>found the Oxygen VX-1 does an extraordinary job (very clean dot clock)
> >>for only a small cost, but unfortunately it isn't dual head.
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