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LinuxLookup.com: Multiple Monitors with X Mini Guide

Oct 23, 2002, 03:00 (2 Talkback[s])

"When you set out to acquire your monitors and video cards make sure that they are Linux compatible. I have found that Nvidia chipset graphics cards work quite nicely (GeForce Line) as they are quite Linux friendly. They are also fairly inexpensive which is a plus. If you wish to use ATI cards be sure to stay away from older models as some of them tend not handle acceleration under X very well. If you decide to go the dual-head route you cannot beat Matrox. Mixing AGP and PCI cards doesn't matter. You will see why.

"If they are of the same chipset or use the same drivers you will make your life a lot easier. You will need a monitor for each card (or for each port on dual-head models). Again, having all of your monitors the same will make the setup very easy. If you want to run a X session on each monitor then you can use any SVGA monitor you want since different resolutions will not matter..."

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