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August 1, 2004 12:28:53 PM

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I'm looking to add a second monitor to my dual-boot Linux/Windows XP
system. I mainly want the multiple monitors for dreamweaver work under
XP, but it would be cool if it worked in under Linux as well.

The primary card is a GeForce 256. Far as I can tell, this is an AGP
card and according to the MS site, supports multiple monitors.

A friend has an extra Diamond Stealth S60 based on a Radeon 7000. I'm
pretty sure this is an AGP card, but it says it requires EITHER a PCI
slot or an AGP slot.

Will this seccond card work alongside my GeForce under XP?

Anybody know if it'll work under Linux, and if so, any pointers to docs
I can read up on how to do this?

Thanks in advance!
jb
August 1, 2004 8:40:23 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

Yr card is rather old, eg agp4, you might be better of with a single new
card that supports multiple monitors
Personnally I prefer the dual monitor support in Nvidea rather than Radeon,
then of course there are many that say that Matrox are v.good for 2d work

"greyhound4334" <greyhound4334@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
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> I'm looking to add a second monitor to my dual-boot Linux/Windows XP
> system. I mainly want the multiple monitors for dreamweaver work under
> XP, but it would be cool if it worked in under Linux as well.
>
> The primary card is a GeForce 256. Far as I can tell, this is an AGP
> card and according to the MS site, supports multiple monitors.
>
> A friend has an extra Diamond Stealth S60 based on a Radeon 7000. I'm
> pretty sure this is an AGP card, but it says it requires EITHER a PCI
> slot or an AGP slot.
>
> Will this seccond card work alongside my GeForce under XP?
>
> Anybody know if it'll work under Linux, and if so, any pointers to docs
> I can read up on how to do this?
>
> Thanks in advance!
> jb
>
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
August 1, 2004 9:10:48 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

The Diamond Stealth S60 will be either a PCI version or an AGP version. It
won't work in both.


"greyhound4334" <greyhound4334@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
news:9R1Pc.5278$AY5.591@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> I'm looking to add a second monitor to my dual-boot Linux/Windows XP
> system. I mainly want the multiple monitors for dreamweaver work under
> XP, but it would be cool if it worked in under Linux as well.
>
> The primary card is a GeForce 256. Far as I can tell, this is an AGP
> card and according to the MS site, supports multiple monitors.
>
> A friend has an extra Diamond Stealth S60 based on a Radeon 7000. I'm
> pretty sure this is an AGP card, but it says it requires EITHER a PCI
> slot or an AGP slot.
>
> Will this seccond card work alongside my GeForce under XP?
>
> Anybody know if it'll work under Linux, and if so, any pointers to docs
> I can read up on how to do this?
>
> Thanks in advance!
> jb
>
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August 1, 2004 9:25:40 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

ahhh... I see. The package is confusing. They apparently use the same
box for both versions, since the specs printed on it say "either PCI...
or AGP... (check version)". I guess "check version" meant check the
sticker on the box, which says AGP.

So... the question stands... can I add a second AGP card? Or must the
second be PCI?

I'm interested in something CHEAP, so not interested in buying a dual
ramdac card.

thanks,
jb

Sharanga Dayananda wrote:

> The Diamond Stealth S60 will be either a PCI version or an AGP version. It
> won't work in both.
>
>
> "greyhound4334" <greyhound4334@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
> news:9R1Pc.5278$AY5.591@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
>
>>I'm looking to add a second monitor to my dual-boot Linux/Windows XP
>>system. I mainly want the multiple monitors for dreamweaver work under
>>XP, but it would be cool if it worked in under Linux as well.
>>
>>The primary card is a GeForce 256. Far as I can tell, this is an AGP
>>card and according to the MS site, supports multiple monitors.
>>
>>A friend has an extra Diamond Stealth S60 based on a Radeon 7000. I'm
>>pretty sure this is an AGP card, but it says it requires EITHER a PCI
>>slot or an AGP slot.
>>
>>Will this seccond card work alongside my GeForce under XP?
>>
>>Anybody know if it'll work under Linux, and if so, any pointers to docs
>>I can read up on how to do this?
>>
>>Thanks in advance!
>>jb
>>
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
August 2, 2004 5:57:37 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

greyhound4334 wrote:

> ahhh... I see. The package is confusing. They apparently use the same
> box for both versions, since the specs printed on it say "either PCI...
> or AGP... (check version)". I guess "check version" meant check the
> sticker on the box, which says AGP.
>
> So... the question stands... can I add a second AGP card? Or must the
> second be PCI?

Well, nearly all motherboards have only one AGP slot so you will need a
PCI card.

André
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
August 3, 2004 1:34:28 AM

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A PC will only have one AGP slot. If you need a second graphics card in
there, you'll need a PCI based one.


On the topic of dual ramdac cards, y
"greyhound4334" <greyhound4334@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
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> ahhh... I see. The package is confusing. They apparently use the same
> box for both versions, since the specs printed on it say "either PCI...
> or AGP... (check version)". I guess "check version" meant check the
> sticker on the box, which says AGP.
>
> So... the question stands... can I add a second AGP card? Or must the
> second be PCI?
>
> I'm interested in something CHEAP, so not interested in buying a dual
> ramdac card.
>
> thanks,
> jb
>
> Sharanga Dayananda wrote:
>
> > The Diamond Stealth S60 will be either a PCI version or an AGP version.
It
> > won't work in both.
> >
> >
> > "greyhound4334" <greyhound4334@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
> > news:9R1Pc.5278$AY5.591@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> >
> >>I'm looking to add a second monitor to my dual-boot Linux/Windows XP
> >>system. I mainly want the multiple monitors for dreamweaver work under
> >>XP, but it would be cool if it worked in under Linux as well.
> >>
> >>The primary card is a GeForce 256. Far as I can tell, this is an AGP
> >>card and according to the MS site, supports multiple monitors.
> >>
> >>A friend has an extra Diamond Stealth S60 based on a Radeon 7000. I'm
> >>pretty sure this is an AGP card, but it says it requires EITHER a PCI
> >>slot or an AGP slot.
> >>
> >>Will this seccond card work alongside my GeForce under XP?
> >>
> >>Anybody know if it'll work under Linux, and if so, any pointers to docs
> >>I can read up on how to do this?
> >>
> >>Thanks in advance!
> >>jb
> >>
> >
> >
> >
>
!