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I have recently become the proud owner of two monitors in my workspace. (Ok not owner, but you know what I mean) and I'd like to use both of them at once.

Problem is, I much much prefer to use a Linux Server console over a desktop environment.

The graphics card on the machine is a GTX295 (don't ask why, it's a long story.) so I essentially have two graphics cards. Each has a DVI output. Is there any way I can get the console to stretch across two screens? Or will I have to install a desktop Ubuntu for this to work?

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Is this without X/TwinView? – Nitrodist Jun 15 '10 at 1:28
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No. The Linux console driver is only prepared to deal with a single video connection.

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Start X server with full-screen xterm? You can use all features of X and it should look like a linux console.

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If the monitors are connected to different Linux machines, you can start "screen" in multi user mode and switch between them.

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