This is a discussion on dual-head considerations - X ; Hi, I'm considering getting a second monitor. But, I have some concerns. I have a Geforce 7600; lspci says: 0000:05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0392 (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA]) Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8231 ...
Hi, I'm considering getting a second monitor. But, I have some
I have a Geforce 7600; lspci says:
0000:05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0392 (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8231
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort-
SERR- Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 21
Region 0: Memory at fa000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Region 1: Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Region 3: Memory at fb000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Region 5: I/O ports at cc00 [size=128]
Expansion ROM at fcfe0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
It has two ports, DVI and VGA. I have one monitor hooked up to the DVI
port. If I get a second monitor, it'll have to hang off the VGA port.
It'll also take some GPU cycles to compute what goes on it. Is that
chunk of the GPU now lying fallow (so the first monitor would not slow
down) or is it now in use (so it would)?
Also, I want to make it act as one big desktop, so the mouse can move
from one screen to the other. I think that's doable. In that case, how
would the FVWM2 pager act?
Where is a low-cost place to get an LCD screen that's at least
1600x1200? (Fat chance, right?) I'd like for it to look sorta-matched
alongside the other. I've found a few (mostly new, mostly 8:5) ones on
eBay for $80-$125 counting S&H within the last day or so. That's a bit
high for what is essentially a toy.
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