Two faced FreeBSD - or is that two headed?

Louis LeBlanc FreeBSD at
Wed Oct 20 13:09:08 PDT 2004

On 10/20/04 03:49 PM, Robert Huff sat at the `puter and typed:
> Louis LeBlanc writes:
> >  Your config looks like I have to go shopping for another graphics
> >  card.
> >  
> >  Not sure if I can even get the same one now.
> 	Though they're not state-of-the-market, Matrox (with I have
> always had good results) made dual-headed cards based on the
> G400/450 series.

What makes a dual headed card?  My system invoice described the video
card as follows:

128MB DDR GeForce FX 5200 Graphics Card with TV-Out and DVI 128FX52

So, I have a TV-Out *and* DVI port on this card.  I take it this isn't
the same, and I won't get the expected results by plugging the new
monitor into this port?

It just occurred to me that I do have onboard video, and that it should
be decent at least.  According to some of the reading I've already done,
the different video cards won't be a problem.

And, worst come to worst, I should be able "trade" (sshh! - she won't
miss it anyway!) the audio upgrade that wouldn't work in FreeBSD with my
wife's video upgrade (my audio upgrade was a modified SB Live card, and
she also has onboard video).  Her upgrade is the same card as mine -
different part number, but I suspect that simply reflects a lot number.


But I do have to get a second card - the multiple outputs in this card
won't fit the bill, will it?

Louis LeBlanc               FreeBSD at
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