Your first option would be to utilise the second screen as more of a dumb
terminal. What you're suggesting is a little tough, because your machine
is going to need to know where to put the keyboard commands it reads from
Is this likely to be a two-operator setup? If not, then it's kinda
redundant... Roving between two monitors is relatively straight forward
to set up, especially with NVIDIA TwinView. But at the same time, I don't
belive that a console support the ability to roll accross and do work that
way. The two-X screens is powered by an extra extension to the server
(Xinerama?) and is not pure VGA console enabled.
You could always run TwinView and have your working desktop on one, and a
full screen terminal window on the other... And if you feel like it, you
can always drag the odd app over to the second monitor!
In your case, you sound like you have a half-decent and possibly a
slightly dodgey Video card - maybe invest in a newer dual-head one to
eliminate set-up hassle. Possibly an upper-mid-range NVIDIA card with SVGA
and DVI out, and you could take the DVI back to SVGA for the older monitor.