[Newlug] xorg four or more monitors
johnm at advocap.org
Fri Jun 10 14:22:48 UTC 2011
On Wednesday, June 08, 2011 10:46:52 pm Tim Bolz wrote:
> I know with X you can run more than one monitor. I have two running
> with Ubuntu 10.4 however I would like to run 3+ monitors. I think you
> can just edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf and it should work. I have done
> this in the past. Has anyone in the group used 3 or more monitors
> with X. I have an old PCI paradise pipeline card and don't know what
> video driver I would use. My main card is an nvidia. Works good for
> two. I have been thinking about getting a dual monitor nvidia PCI
> Right now I have two separate screens. I have had gnome on one and
> kde on the other in the past.
I don't think there is a particular limit.
The new way is with xrandr.
You can go from command line or gui.
I have found the gui's to be lacking important capabilities.
I have been using scripts for notebooks.
Also you can put the commands in xorg.conf
There are a few different ways to make one desktop over several monitors.
Sadly different drivers support different methods so you may have to watch
what hardware you use.
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