Multi-monitors

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  1. Sex Machine

    Sex Machine New Member

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    What would I need to have plug in 3 monitors plugged in at once?
     
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    a supercomputer...

    ...or 3 video outs via either dual cards, a 4 head card, or a workstation 2 port card with the splitters.


    and 3 outlets
     
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    like said above, 3 ports...

    This can either be done with 1 workstation card or 2 regular desktop cards. It is probably more cost effective to use 2 desktop cards but I recommend you make them be the same chipsets to reduce confiliction problems.
     
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    can you use onboard vga/dvi, plus a graphics card, usually, for 2 monitors?
    and if I get a mobo that has onboard vga AND dvi, could I do 3 monitors too?
     
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    most graphics cards have two outs, so if you have two onboard outs, likely that would make four

    and it is possible, assuming there's no device conflicts when you put the second adapter in
     
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    depends on the mobo
    some, once an add-on card is detected,,... the onboard gets disabled.
    some, you have to set on the bios which one will be used: onboard or vid card, not both.
    if you want both working, the best choice would be Nvidia's IGP boards.
     
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    Hmm. I have onboard Nvidia currently and I could never for the life of my get dual monitors setup on GNU/Linux (didn't try Windows). Other card was an AGP radeon 9700ish.

    There is that option in BIOS between onboard/AGP, iirc.

    I was compelled to go with Intel IGP (for their free + cutting edge drivers. Things like DRI2 and kernel mode-switching are more important to me, as I don't game), and in the future get a cheap AMD/ATi card (they are releasing their specs).

    I shall make sure any mobo I buy can do onboard + card. Cheers.
     
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    did you get the nvidia linux drivers?
     
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    I probably didn't. :wiggle:

    It didn't seem like the onboard existed iirc.

    Would it work?
     
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    it helps a lot, it'll edit your xorg.conf for you to get the dual-monitors
     
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    Oh, pretty sweet.

    the Xorg ones are supposed to be working on auto-detection hotplug and such so that xorg.conf can pretty much go to hell.

    I gathered that a long time ago, but Ubuntu 8.04 was unimpressive when I deleted my xorg.conf.

    Hopefully they'll get there :x:
     

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