Re: Video card questions...

David S. Miller (
Fri, 3 Jan 1997 02:43:22 -0500

Date: Thu, 2 Jan 1997 16:21:42 -0600 (CST)
From: "Daniel G. Linder" <>

In response to a letter that Mr. Charlie Ross wrote, Rob Glover wrote:
> First: Why would you WANT more than 1 video card2? no real need.

You were probably against a windowing interface when XWindows and
Macintosh came out, weren't you?!? ;-) If I could do it easily with
standard VGA cards, I'd plunk down a bit of cash to re-use an aging but
functional VGA monitor to have as a second head on the system...

Indeed, I've been using dual-headed workstations since day one, I
cannot get any work done without at least two heads. I'm trying to
add a third to my current workstation actually. I need to keep a lot
of code context on the screen at once, and one 1280x1024 screen just
doesn't cut it at all.