Dual monitor advice needed

Derek Davis derek.davis at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 11:11:34 MST 2006

First, in terms of monitors, I use dual Viewsonic G90fs, which run up
to 1920x1440, though best at 1600x1200.  They are $225 at ebc.  EBC
also has a couple video cards with DVI out, each for about $60 (you
could probably find cheaper elsewhere.).

In terms of the setup, it was a long time ago that I set it up in
linux, so I won't be able to help with config.  However, one thing you
will probably need to do is set your bios to use AGP instead of
onboard video, if you are currently using onboard and will be using
agp.  Then, Ubuntu shouldn't even realize that you have onboard video.

Hope that helps.


On 2/14/06, Al Byers <byersa at automationgroups.com> wrote:
> I need to implement a dual monitor setup. Anyone done that lately? I
> don't want to pay for accelerated graphics, but I would like one dvi
> output. I have searched all over the net and see lots of possibilities,
> but I was hoping for some direct advice from someone who had already
> done it. There are so many Nvidia and ATI models. I assume that one of
> those is the way to go because of driver issues? I want to pay less than
> $170, but $90 would be better. I have an AGP port and PCI slots available.
> I need some basic advice - do I need to disable the current onboard
> graphics processor or will that be taken care of in setting up my
> xconfig file?
> I am running ubunto (breezy). Anyone upgraded to X11R7 yet? As long as I
> am going to this effort, is it worth upgrading? I could probably wait
> for the next release.
> Seen any good deals on monitors? I saw a ViewSonic, 1660x900 resolution,
> at Costco for $400, but I would like a little more vertical resolution
> and someone said they saw one there with 1050, but I did not see it.
> Thanks,
> Al Byers

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