Video card questions...

Charlie Ross (
Thu, 2 Jan 1997 04:05:54 -0500 (EST)

I have a q or 2 about video cards and linux... for instance.. what can do
with 2 video cards? 3?

Which is better pci or vlb bussing?

Any advantage to more than one vcard?
can I use the video memory for anything neat?

The reason I ask is that I currently have a PCI bussed cirrus logic
CL-GD5434 and I just got my hands on a Diamond "Speed Star Pro" (vlb) it
appeard to be (to my untrained eye) a Cirrus Logic CL-GD5428 with a
"SpeedStar Pro" bios. Havent put it in my machine yet... I also have a
Paradise (ISA :P) Can I use all 3? 2? if so how... if not which one is

Both the CL cards have a meg of vram... is there any cheezy way I can use
both cards to gether to give me 2 meg? (wishfull thinking I know but I have
seen some preety wacky things done with vram, including using it to up the
available dos mem to 720k... )

My machine will take vlb, pci and isa... so thats not a worry.

Any suggestions?


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