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SubjectRe: Multiple monitors
On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 07:44:33PM +0100, Simon Hay wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Apologies in advance if this is a question that's already been answered
> somewhere... I'm looking for a way to install multiple (or rather, two)
> PCI/AGP cards in a machine and connect a monitor to each one, and use
> them both *in console mode* - preferably with some nice way to say
> 'assign virtual console 2 to the first screen, and 5 to the second' -
> that way you could have one tailing log files, showing 'top', whatever.
> A quick search of the web/newsgroups turned up various patches that
> looked ideal, but a closer inspection revealed that they either relied
> on you having a Hercules mono card, or only applied against kernel
> <0.99, or both... I was just wondering if anyone's thought
> about/written a similar patch for more recent hardware/versions? I was
> using a console Linux machine running BB (ASCII art demo -
> http://aa-project.sourceforge.net/) just to attract attention to our
> stand today and was thinking it would be really neat to have one machine
> driving several screens...

XFree86 has pretty good support for multiple heads.

If you tie an xterm to the root window, I guess you would get something
pretty close to what you're looking for. Or, configure some window manager
properly to do exactly what you want.

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