> is there any kind of more or less complete list of functional multi-head
> display adapter setups for X? I tried Google and www.xfree86.org but I
> didn't find very clear answers.
no list i've heared of.. maybe ask for some sample configuration files...
Quote:> I'm about to get another monitor soon and I'd like to use two screens with
> one Linux box. Right now I have a 3Dfx Voodoo III 3000 display adapter and
> I'm wondering if I have any hope of getting it to work together with some
> other display card.
basicly, every card that is supported by your X-server can be used in a
multi-screen setup as well. just plug as many agp/pci cards in your
system as your board can take and give X order to use them in a
multiscreen environment. the setup is quite simple from what i've seen
although i don't run such a setup myself due to the lack of free pci
slots - will anyone buy me a new board? ;-)
but i'm sure someone else will provide you with the propper XF86Config
file where you can see how to set things up.
Quote:> Optionally I was thinking about getting a dual-head
> adapter. Could someone tell me which option would be easier to setup or is
> there significant difference?
I've seen the matrox g550 (or was it the 450?) running in dual-head mode
- but I assume it's gonna be cheaper and safer to just buy two (or more)
seperate cards each of which being supported by X.
Quote:> Is this a Linux distro specific issue?
not really although there might be some distributions allowing you to
set it up using a graphical frontend.
Quote:> Currently I'm running Redhat 7.2.
> although I've been thinking about switching to Debian. Anyone have
> experience of this?
imho debian is the best distribution but requires some more knowledge of
your system and installed software. once configured properly, it runs
smooth for ages and even allowes upgrading without a reboot. as to your
dual-head thing, debian itself does not offer any gui frontend for this
configuration but as stated above, that shouldn't be the hard part.