On Mon, 16 Aug 2010, Killian Faughnan wrote:
> I'm looking for a cheap dual-headed graphics card that's Linux compatible
> and was hoping someone here might have had some experience with one? It
> doesn't need to perform any miracles, just run a basic desktop with two
> monitors and no fancy graphics effects.
I have a dual head setup on my desktop. lspci says
VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV516 [Radeon X1300/X1550 Series]
but I didn't source it so I'm not sure what the marketing name is. Until
the Ubuntu Lucid Lynx release I couldn't rotate the screens (ie they had to
be upright landscape) without dropping the resolution to 1024x768. Since
that release I have the two screens portrait, running at 1400x1050.
The kernel is using the radeon driver and X is using the ati driver but it
all just works automatically and you just use the gnome monitor preferences
to configure it. On the card, one head is VGA and one is DVI so you just
need to make sure you have monitors that can take those.
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