Re: Dual Monitor

Snow Cat (
Fri, 5 Apr 1996 18:07:51 -0800 (PST)

Zachary R Amsden once wrote:
> Hi, I am the author of Multimon and yes, I am still working on the project.
> Right now it only works on kernels below 1.3.75, but that will soon change.
> It offers dual monitor support, but unfortunately, you can't run X on two
> monitors at once because the video memory would be mapped to the same
> addresses. This is a hardware problem. I am currently looking at ColorGFX
> multiple monitor VGA cards, and hope to have a driver that works with them.
> Unfortunately, X is still a major problem because X handles everything, and
> the kernel doesn't get involved here. To get multiple monitor support for
> X, the X-servers will need to be rewritten. If linux-ggi gets off the
> ground, then this is a feasible possibility. Until then, two X monitors is
> just a dream.

Why not? <S>VGA cards use A000 for graphics mode and hercules uses B000.
XFree86 has a dual head server for 16-color + mono screens, but for some reason
not for 256 color+mono.

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