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Re: nVidia GeForce 6600 GT PCI Express - working?

On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 09:19:53AM +0100, Soenke von Stamm wrote:
> NVidia calls it TwinView, XFree's version ix Xinerama. The config below is for 
> Xinerama, the TwinView stuff is commented out. Both Screens (DFPs in this 
> case) are connected to one card, it's a GF5700 AGP with two DVI ports. I'm 
> running this on i386.
> TwinView has one advantage: it's possible to assign nvidia-settings to both 
> screens. The downer is, applications and your window manager don't recognize 
> the two screens. To them, it's only one very-wide screen. With Xinerama you 
> can eg. maximize to only one screen and KDE panels (GNOME ones as well I 
> guess) can be assigned to exactly one screen. In my case this outweighs the 
> benefits of TwinView.

I thought there was an option in TwinView to provide xinerama compatible
features so window managers would know the actual layout of the screen.
I thought the main difference was support for opengl on both screens or
not, and video overlay support and such.

But given I only have a single port nvidia, I can't try it out myself.
I can only read the README.

Len Sorensen

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