[CentOS] Anybody ever done 6 monitors on one server before? :)

Fri May 5 13:45:23 UTC 2006
Jure Pečar <pegasus at nerv.eu.org>

On Thu, 04 May 2006 15:59:45 -0500
"Benjamin J. Weiss" <benjamin at birdvet.org> wrote:

> I know that with the right video card(s) you can have two monitors,
> but has anybody had 6?

I did 5 with matrox cards (1x g450 + 4x millenium). Did both X and fb -
it's kinda interesting to see 5 different divx playing off the same
machine :)

Matrox cards are designed exatcly for the kind of thing you're looking
for. Just one word of warning - get older models, like g400/450/550
(they're dirt cheap from ebay), not the newer ones (parhelia & co),
since the drivers for the newer ones are nonexistant or next to useless.

It would be a nice experiment to get four or five 4-head pci models and
stuff them into one box ... :)~


Jure Pečar