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    Phoronix: Eight Monitors With ATI Linux Graphics

    With the most recent Catalyst 8.9 Linux driver release there is support for MultiView on FireGL and FirePRO graphics cards. This allows the user to use multiple graphics cards together in order to build a single X server that spans all of these displays...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjczNQ

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    Could it do 5 on the bottom, 3 on the top instead? That would be a bit more awesome in a lot of use cases..

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ethana2 View Post
      Could it do 5 on the bottom, 3 on the top instead? That would be a bit more awesome in a lot of use cases..
      This dual head - without Xinerama - each head is accessible independently, and hence you can lay it out however you want. In our development (unrelated to the video), We have played with 1x8 and 3+5 configs.

      It looks like this demo setup was put together quickly - flightgear obviously uses one monitor as the centre point.

      AMD did a similar demo at siggraph - the video posted is a response to that. That was in a 1+3 config.

      For those with matching workstation cards, you can run

      Code:
        aticonfig --initial=dual-head --adapter=all
      The driver hasn't been validated with consumer or mismatched cards, so it is disabled in those configs.

      Regards,

      Matthew

      EDIT: fixed typo in aticonfig commandline
      Last edited by mtippett; 09-21-2008, 11:59 PM.

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      • #4
        Code:
          aticonfig --initial=dual-head --adapaters=all
        Should it be "adapters=all" rather than "adapAters=all" ?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bridgman View Post
          Code:
            aticonfig --initial=dual-head --adapaters=all
          Should it be "adapters=all" rather than "adapAters=all" ?
          Yes John, you are correct.
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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