3

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?

  • Is this without X/TwinView? – Nitrodist Jun 15 '10 at 1:28
3

No. The Linux console driver is only prepared to deal with a single video connection.

| improve this answer | |
2

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

| improve this answer | |
0

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

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.