Ollie Lho wrote:
Ronald G Minnich wrote:
On Thu, 1 Jun 2000, Ollie Lho wrote:
You mentioned in a post that you can get monitor on ?? Which frame
buffer device did you use ?? sisfb ?? How did you do that ?
No, I am not using sisfb at present since it did not work (oops). I plugged a matrox millenium into my pci bus.
Which version of kernel ?? 2.4.0 and letter works fine for me.
Interesting thought: It's very easy if you're using linuxbios to have lots of display cards. I am probably going to take the sis630 MB once it is running linuxbios correctly, put four cards into it, and replace my 20" monitor with 4 14" lcd displays and try to run a multi-headed X. I'm not sure how you do this with xfree86 but it ought to work -- it worked 10 years ago on a sun3 ...
Great !! another AMAZING thing we can show off once we made it.
;-) Actually XFree86 3.3.x has been able to do multi-head with matroxfb FBDev for a while now.
XFree86 4.x includes a "softbooter" which initializes non-primary cards by executing their VGA BIOS, and being _very_ careful to make sure that only one PCI card can claim the VGA region at any given time.