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I am trying to get an old mda (hercules compatible?) card going together
with a Matrox Millenium on an ASUS P55T4P2 motherboard.  On my quest, I have
found two ways to do this, one of which almost works---a "multimon" kernel
patch that has compiled cleanly on 2.0.33.  A second approach is called
"mda" and is a module.

Neither of them works for me yet.  Multimon seems to show the most promise,
and apparently is the more flexible approach in all, anyway.  I suspect the
mono card may not be good: the linux kernel boots with both monitors
established by the kernel during the boot process, but I can't get a
boot from the mono card, even if I remove the svga card---the bios won't
even write the change of monitor type to cmos.  

I set gettys up on tty9 and tty11 for the mono monitor: when I switch to
those vc's, the cursor disappears from the svga monitor; but it never shows
up on the mono monitor---that monitor never does a single thing ever.  

Any suggestions would be appreciated.  My experiments are encouraging, at
least, so I wanted to mention them with respect to the current thread.  The
URLs are:

multimon for 2.0.32:   http://trap.mountain-view.ca.us/~tom/projects
mda                :   http://www.pandh.demon.co.uk

A GGI project was mentioned in the mda readme as developing multimonitor

The multimon patches look to be compatible with CGA, as well as mono

Alan Davis

"Our loyalties are to the species and the       Alan E. Davis            
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and vast, from which we spring."                Saipan, MP  96950         
                                                Northern Mariana Islands  
       ---Carl Sagan                            GMT+10                    

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