> > > Hello world:
> > > I have several spare monitors gathering dust
> > > at home, and now I want to attach them all to
> > > my FreeBSD box. Is there any special hardware
> > > that I need? My computer has only one monitor
> > > port so far.
> Multiple-channel cards or multiple, recent PCI cards.
> Joseph Cheek of Redmond Linux wrote up his experiences mostly using a
> Matrox G450 in a shopping rag which doesn't have the article on line.
> He said multiple older cards give a POST error when booting. (That's
> about all he said about it.)
> There are two schemes. 1) Each monitor is a different X11 screen (or is
> that display?). 2) The two monitors work as one wide (or I suppose tall)
> X11 screen. The first is old-hat with the right cards. The second is a
> XFree86 4.x thing called Xinerama.
the article i wrote just came online at
you want to use XFree86 4 with Xinerama [which is what i recommend],
you just need a dual-head card or multiple video cards [as chris
if you pop in a second card into your box and get post errors, most
likely one or both of your cards doesn't support multimon. i have had
good results with my matrox g450 except when it comes to 1]
antialiased fonts with KDE or 2] OpenGL DRI rendering.