Linux quad monitors

Spun Ducky

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So I have 4 monitors which are 3 Dell 2209wa's and 1 hannsg HG281D. I can run this all as one big desktop under windows 7 fine using a radeon 5870 for the 3 and a geforce 9600GT. My question is would this same setup be possible under linux as I have never done multimonitor setups for it? The big flag to me is the mixed video cards but hopefully someone has more experience.
 

Langford

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It can, but you may have to deviate from the gui tools, due to the two different cards.
 

Cheetoz

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No. You can't mix drivers in linux. Supposedly you can do it using the opensource drivers, but I never got any luck getting it to work (might of been because I was trying integrated ati + ext nvidia)
 

Spun Ducky

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No. You can't mix drivers in linux. Supposedly you can do it using the opensource drivers, but I never got any luck getting it to work (might of been because I was trying integrated ati + ext nvidia)

So if I got a cheap card like a radeon 5450 that would work since the drivers would match the 5870?
 

illuminate

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Everything should be okay. I have a friend who runs the following setup, under Gentoo, using 3 different cards:

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