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
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
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