triple monitor hardware setup on FBSD - suggestions needed...
v.velox at vvelox.net
Sat Jan 1 23:12:46 PST 2005
On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 17:45:49 -0800 (PST)
Joe Schmoe <non_secure at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I am currently running a triple-monitor setup under
> winXP, with an extended desktop that stretches across
> all three monitors. I like it.
> I would, however, like to use FreeBSD.
> So, first off, what hardware (video card) comes to
> mind for doing triple screens with FreeBSD ? A matrox
> P750 comes to mind, but when you run it with three
> screens, they downgrade to 1280x1024, which is bad. I
> am happy to consider multiple video cards to
> accomplish this ... at the very least I need 1600x1200
> out of each card, preferably 1920x1200 ...
You can run as many as the motherboard and powersupply will allow for
> Second, what is the support for something like this in
> XFree86, or x.org ?
Really nice for cards that support it. I personally would suggest
looking at nvidia cards.
> What I am really looking for is
> the ability to create virtually sized screens - so
> instead of having three total (physical) screens that
> I can maximize windows inside of, I want to split each
> physical screen in half for a total of 6 virtual
> screens - so there are six total areas within which I
> can maximize a window in ... this is something I am
> really trying to accomplish.
I am a little lost on what you mean by virtual screen. But what you
want is xinerama and a window manager that nicely supports it. Fluxbox
last I checked did it nicely. Any ways, window placement and
maximization and the like are a job of the window manager, not the X
I eventually got annoyed with the xinerama part and went back to just
letting them act like three seperate screens.
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