dual display card in linux??

dual display card in linux??

Post by Lam Kwun Wa Josep » Sat, 28 Nov 1998 04:00:00



I've got two S3 Virge. Does Linux(or X) currently support dual display
cards?

Joseph

 
 
 

dual display card in linux??

Post by Dibbink A » Sat, 28 Nov 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

> I've got two S3 Virge. Does Linux(or X) currently support dual display
> cards?

> Joseph

Metrolink offers a special X-server that supports multiple cards. It
comes with RH distributions, I think.

have fun,

Aris Dibbink
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dual display card in linux??

Post by Gough J.J » Sat, 28 Nov 1998 04:00:00


What is metrolink?
Who are RH distribtions?
where can I get this?

I also have dual displays in windows environment but can only get one to
work in linux.  I read that the next version of Xfree86 (4.0) when it
comes out will easily support multiple monitors, I'm not sure if it
implies that it is possible with the current version but DIFFICULT.

Does anyone know if it CANT be done???
I've posted twice here and had no response yet.



> > I've got two S3 Virge. Does Linux(or X) currently support dual display
> > cards?

> > Joseph

> Metrolink offers a special X-server that supports multiple cards. It
> comes with RH distributions, I think.

> have fun,

> Aris Dibbink
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dual display card in linux??

Post by Dibbink A » Sat, 28 Nov 1998 04:00:00



> What is metrolink?

Metrolink is a commercial company that sells X (graphics) products.

Quote:> Who are RH distribtions?

RH stands for RedHead. It created one of the more popular Linux
distributions (CD's). (See http://www.redhat.com)
The 'Official RH distribution' contains a Metrolink server. The 'RH
PowerTools' distribution (linux collection for various platforms) does
not contain this server.

Quote:> where can I get this?

Well, in the Netherands: every second, good computer shop with more
specialisation than just MS windows and games.

Quote:

> I also have dual displays in windows environment but can only get one to
> work in linux.  I read that the next version of Xfree86 (4.0) when it
> comes out will easily support multiple monitors, I'm not sure if it
> implies that it is possible with the current version but DIFFICULT.

> Does anyone know if it CANT be done???

I think it is NOT possible yet!

> I've posted twice here and had no response yet.



> > > I've got two S3 Virge. Does Linux(or X) currently support dual display
> > > cards?

> > > Joseph

> > Metrolink offers a special X-server that supports multiple cards. It
> > comes with RH distributions, I think.

> > have fun,

> > Aris Dibbink
> > --


> >          Voorsterweg 31
> >          8316 PR Marknesse       Phone    (+31)527 - 248475
> >          (The Netherlands)       telefax  (+31)527 - 248210

> --
> ~~~~~~~~~
> Julian Gough
> Structural Studies Division
> MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
> Hills Road
> Cambridge CB2 2QH
> England

> Home Fax/Tel: +44-(0)1223-740705
> Work Fax: +44-(0)1223-213556
> Work Tel: +44-(0)1223-402479

--


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         8316 PR Marknesse       Phone    (+31)527 - 248475
         (The Netherlands)       telefax  (+31)527 - 248210
 
 
 

dual display card in linux??

Post by Fran » Sun, 29 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Here's the "rundown" on multihead....

1. Metro-X does support multihead displays BUT only with MATROX cards
(One of which has to be a millenium ! (They have announced that some
time in the future they will support the g200/g100 for multihead as
well)

2. Accelerated-X (from www.xig.com) has a (very expensive) multihead
version. However they only support very few card (have a look at their
website). Again you need a Matrox Millenium combination and i think they
also support some NumberNine cards.

3. The GGI project has support for multihead. However this is still in a
dvelopment phase, only try it if you know what you are doing.... ;-)

4. X11R6.4 will offer better support for multihead displays (No official
statements yet about which combinations will be supported)

(5. Supposedly you can run a MONOCHROM server for the Hercules Monochrom
cards next to any color x-server....)

O.K. that's my collected wisdom on the topic, hope it helps.

Frank


> What is metrolink?
> Who are RH distribtions?
> where can I get this?

> I also have dual displays in windows environment but can only get one to
> work in linux.  I read that the next version of Xfree86 (4.0) when it
> comes out will easily support multiple monitors, I'm not sure if it
> implies that it is possible with the current version but DIFFICULT.

> Does anyone know if it CANT be done???
> I've posted twice here and had no response yet.



> > > I've got two S3 Virge. Does Linux(or X) currently support dual display
> > > cards?

> > > Joseph

> > Metrolink offers a special X-server that supports multiple cards. It
> > comes with RH distributions, I think.

> > have fun,

> > Aris Dibbink
> > --


> >          Voorsterweg 31
> >          8316 PR Marknesse       Phone    (+31)527 - 248475
> >          (The Netherlands)       telefax  (+31)527 - 248210

> --
> ~~~~~~~~~
> Julian Gough
> Structural Studies Division
> MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
> Hills Road
> Cambridge CB2 2QH
> England

> Home Fax/Tel: +44-(0)1223-740705
> Work Fax: +44-(0)1223-213556
> Work Tel: +44-(0)1223-40

 
 
 

dual display card in linux??

Post by Kevin Curri » Mon, 30 Nov 1998 04:00:00


    I use 2 Matrox Mill. II cards, using the MetroX X server and they
work great!


Quote:> I've got two S3 Virge. Does Linux(or X) currently support dual display
> cards?

> Joseph

 
 
 

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that !

I have heard people managing 5 heads in X and Linux.
IS MetroX multithreaded ? I know XFree86 3.3.3 wont be faster on an SMP
system
because it is not multithreaded. It will only use one CPU (Please
correct me if I am wrong).

I wish the BP6 had built-in SCSI support too :)

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