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Re: Recommendation for dual head video card

On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Marc Wilson wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 05:58:30PM -0500, Gregory Seidman wrote:
> > What kind of video card are you using? I have two NVidia GeForc4 cards
> > (one AGP and one PCI), but I can only get GL on one of them (the GL area
> > is blank if I move the window to the other screen) under Xinerama.
> This is the correct behavior.  If you weren't using nVidia's binary driver,
> you wouldn't even be getting acceleration on the one head, since you can't
> use DRI and Xinerama at the same time.
> That said, I run the same configuration as you:
> (II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU detected as: GeForce4 MX 440
> (II) NVIDIA(1): NVIDIA GPU detected as: GeForce4 MX 420
> *without* Xinerama (evil, evil Xinerama, must kill whoever thought that one
> up) and I have acceleration on both heads (lets me play tuxracer on either
> monitor depending on my mood).

Hum, well I need to read more.  I thought it was Xinerama that made the
dual head thing workable -- using two as if one screen.  If you are not
using Xinerama then can you describe your setup and what it's possible to

-- Bill Moseley moseley@hank.org

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