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Re: [OT] pci, 2d video card, with Free driver Xinerama support

On Thu, 29 Jul 2004, dircha wrote:

> I've tried to create a little list of what I am aiming for. If anyone
> has had success along these lines, I would really appreciate any advice
> or recommendations:
> - Can drive 1792x1344 at a non-seizure inducing refresh rate
> - Reasonable 2d quality for development and productivity app usage pattern
> - Hardware 3d acceleration is not an issue; I don't need it, so nothing
> fancy
> - PCI (so that I can install 2)
> - Can install 2 and drive 2 monitors with Xinerama support

What about a card with 2 video outputs? That way you could use
MergedFB/twinview which is faster than Xinerama, because it shares a
single frame buffer between both screens.

Currently there are a lot of cards of this kind, mostly nvidia/ati but i
don't know if they can handle the resolution that you want.


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