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Old 09-24-10, 10:18 AM   #2
JaXXoN
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Default Re: Triple 27" Monitor Setup Card Recommendations

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Originally Posted by njpatel View Post
I've been looking around for any full-time Linux systems running this setup (without compromises like "no compiz") but couldn't find any, although I know they must be out there
I fear your requirements can't be easily fullfiled:

* SLI Mosaic combines two or more Quadro cards on driver level and thus
avoids the problems with Xinerama (= no Compiz). Unfortunately those
cards are most typically out of the price range even for advanced 3D
enthusiasts in case they have to pay it out of their own pocket.

* TH2G can only do up to 3* 1920x1200 (one 1920x1200 LCD connected to
the first DVI-output and the other two 1920x1200 LCDs connected to the second
DVI-ouput trough the TH2G (dual-head mode).

* The only option you have would be to use XGL - this is an overlay X-Server
that runs on top of another X-Server and allows to run Compiz with an arbitrary
number of cards. Unfortunately XGL is not supported any more since 2008
and you will probably have a hard time getting it working with recent
distributions.

regards

Bernhard
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