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Rearranged; Xinerama question [Aug. 23rd, 2002|03:33 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I rearranged the computers & monitors in my office.... much better now. Main desktop's off the floor and hidden behind the flat screen. That makes the desktop close enough to plug in my 19" CRT without a VGA extender, which was ghosting the image. The 15" CRT is now plugged into the Windows machine, since it makes a high pitch noise after being on a couple minutes, but I don't use Windows ever more than a couple minutes to test stuff, so they're a good match. That also means I have more room on my left desk for junk.

Now that I'm actually using Xinerama, I notice it's kinda slow.

Matrox G400
XFree86 4.1
Matrox drivers

Can anybody recommend a fast dual-VGA card for Xinerama? Or am I best going with two cards? (it seems like you could get better acceleration with a dual card)

I'll probably stick with what I've got for now, but when it comes time to build a new desktop, I'll want a good video card. My drives are slow & loud, my HSF is becoming whiny, and my PSU could be quieter.

[User Picture]From: kvance
2002-08-23 05:22 pm (UTC)
Are they the matrox drivers with HAL, or without? HAL is binary only, but it has better support for xinerama. I didn't notice dual screens being any slower on my G450 for the short period of time when I had two monitors...
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