Re: Dual Monitor

David Monro (
Sat, 6 Apr 1996 13:25:27 +1000 (EST)

Snow Cat wrote;
> 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
> not for 256 color+mono.

Unfortunately the bit orderings for 256+ colours and 16- colours are different,
and X can't cope with a single server with two different bit orderings on the
different screens. Blame IBM.