Card for Xorg dual-head Xinerama? (Matrox G450 problems)

Wilkinson, Alex alex.wilkinson at
Wed Jun 15 07:43:20 GMT 2005

    0n Mon, Jun 13, 2005 at 05:17:58PM -0400, Chris Shenton wrote: 

    >I'm running FreeBSD-5.4 from cvsup and having some Xorg problems with
    >Xinerama on my Matrox G450 dual-head card.
    >While Xinerama works fine for local X11 apps, an app started on a
    >remote machine displaying back to my box fills the fvwm frame with
    >nothing -- except whatever bitmap was already there.  Moving the
    >window moves the image of the bitmap around. Killing the app leaves
    >the fvwm frame; I have to "kill" the frame in fvwm to make it go away.
    >If I turn off Xinerama, everything works fine, but obviously I don't
    >have Xinerama.
    >Any suggestions for a good dual-head card which works well with Xorg
    >and Xinerama?  I've got two 21" CRTs so don't have DVI input.  I don't
    >game so I don't need that kind of speed.  I'd prefer something quiet,
    >that doesn't require a fan to prevent it from melting.  I'd like to
    >keep it inexpensive.

Yes, make sure you download and use official linux matrox drivers.

 - aW

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