>I am working with an EE friend of mine (Senior Engr at Tektronics) to
>explore to possibility of building a PCI video card with 4 video chips on
>it to support 4 seperate video monitors. We though about using the BeOS
>but it is basically single user. We were wondering if Linux, since it is
>multi-user and has X-windows, could support multiple X window sessions
>locally to multiple video cards (or chips on one card).
That's called 'multiheaded', you would probably have to make a driver for the
card as well but I don't think there is any limitation to it, I could be wrong
since X allows such things as display 0 screen 1, display 0 screen 2 etc etc
My only question is this:
I have linux and a matrox card with 2 megs
I have 4 Moldy X-terminals that...work.
I have 4monitors and keyboards (xterminals) all connected up to my linux box
and they all work flawlessly with 4 people doing 120-200 tasks. It does grind a
bit on disk intensive stuff and the pipe for the teminals is 10mbps ethernet.
I can 'spawn' a window on any Xterminal to monitor various things on the 5th
and 6th Xterminal, such as QPS or the output of some rendering or kernel
compile or.......I can use a PC runnign QNX and connect...
What does this gain you other than the thrill of achievment? =)
>Does anyone have any information about this or it's feasability? Any info
>would be appreciated. Thank-you
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