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Multiple XFree video displays under Linux

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Got dual video cards, two monitors, and a couple of mice and keyboards? Run multiple instances of X Window on your Linux box.
I have one girlfriend and one computer. In normal conditions, we both couldn't use the computer at the same time, in spite of the fact that it usually has a lot of processing power available. I also have a spare monitor and a second video card for playing 3D games (voodoo) so this idea came to me as something very obvious. New XFree86 4.0 support for dualhead suggests that most of the hard work is already done. And it has to be on Linux, because no closed source OS would allow me to make the changes that I need.
 read more | mail this link | score:7691 | -Ray, March 28, 2001 (Updated: August 9, 2003)
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