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Re: [SLUG] 4x Displays under Linux & X?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] 4x Displays under Linux & X?
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat Sep 22 01:01:02 2001
- Reply-by: Tue Sep 25 01:01:05 EST 2001
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<quote who="Luke McKee">
> Can you get 4 X-Windows hardware graphics displays running under Linux. I
> know double headed isn't that hard. As long as you choose a card that
> supports a kernel framebuffer you'll be ok? right?
Nup, you don't need to use the framebuffer at all. [ ...and shouldn't! it
sucks rocks! ;) ]
> From the wealth of experience in Sydney Linux users group users, are they
> any reconmendations for high performance 2D graphics under Linux....
Your best bet is Matrox. They make the slickest 2D cards, with the best
image quality. Four a four head setup, you could use two Dualhead G400 or
G540 cards, or multiple G200's.
The "real" people doing trading room floor stuff use a special range of
Matrox cards which support up to 8 heads on the one card (multiple chips,
but yeah). This is probably what you're looking for - they are expensive.
It's depressing to see such useful code wasted on such a useless