I've been asked to investigate the possibility of equipping our people
with Linux client machines in order to run their trading app, which is
X'ed off a Solaris machine.
The software is already rated (and encouraged) for use with Linux, so
the only problem is real-estate : I need to provide roughly as many
pixels as you'd find on 3 * 17" monitors, coz they use a *lot* of
windows and don't want to go flicking screens everywhere... they need
to be concurrently visible.
Just replacing the current NT machines with Linux would be ideal, but
unfortunately they're using the MVP-4 STB professional graphics cards,
which support 4 monitors per machine but aren't supported by Linux.
(If anyone has information to the contrary I'd be delighted...)
So, I need to come up with a solution :
a) Can X be set up so that it uses multiple graphics cards to drive
multiple monitors? Can it run, for example, two G400's in dual-head
mode for a total of 4 monitors? (Is there a PCI G400?)
b) Can those monitors be welded into a seamless desktop?
c) Is the solution implementable under stand 2.2/2.3 with Xfree 3.x,
or will this have to wait until 4.x?
Any help in spreading The Word to The Heathen will be much appreciated :-)
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