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Re: Graphics Adaptors for Dual Headed on Ubuntu

Subject: Re: Graphics Adaptors for Dual Headed on Ubuntu
From: Tony Houghton
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 13:35:34 +0000
Newsgroups: uk.comp.os.linux

In [email protected]
John Taylor <[email protected]> wrote:

> I have a dual headed machine currently running Win2k.
> I want to move it to Ubuntu, still dual headed.
> It currently has an ATI radeon 7000.
> As far as I can tell this is too old for ATI linux drivers to give
> dual screen support.
> Does anyone else have a dual screen setup working ?
> Is it best to use two adaptors, or can I get a single card that will
> run two screens ?

When you say ATI driver do you mean the proprietary one? It doesn't
support Xinerama anyway, only a single framebuffer across both heads or
a separate X screen on each monitor. The free driver does support
Xinerama. It should work with a 9x00 card (IIRC I've used Xinerama with
a 9600XT as well as a 9000) in case it doesn't work with the 7000.

TH *

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