[Techtalk] Simply Hardware-It's Baack

Andrew showork at adelphia.net
Mon Aug 26 15:21:00 EST 2002

Meredydd Wrote;
>There are HOWTOs out there, but I found them rather too verbose - if 
>you want I'll post a quick guide for you and then follow up.

	It would be great of you to post a quick guide along with 
url's to those How to's. I found some 1998-99, all last century 
stuff.(-: (-;  :-)  As said I use Mandrake,  it would be nice to use 
the two screens I've got used to over the years, in setting up my new 
box. One monitor is a donated 15" Packard Bell the other a 19" CTX.
	Should I consider going up to ver. 4.20 from what I hope is 4.01 

	Have a nice Day!,

>On Sunday 25 August 2002 22:35, Andrew wrote:
>  >	Two questions:
>>	I want to put on a second monitor.(The two monitor Mac
>>  spoiled me) Mandrake 2.4.3, AMD 1.4, 256DDR, TNT2-AGP, Second
>>  graphic's card to be Nivdia-PCI, SystemBoard. KDE or Gnome, is either
>>  better for this?
>Either is absolutely fine. The double-screen handling is done by the X server
>itself, not any environments like KDE or GNOME. All KDE/Gnome sees is a
>"screen" that's 2048x768 (in my case, as I use 2 1024x768s side-by-side).
>Later versions of KDE, I'm told, take better "hints" from the X server about
>these screens' locations, though - things like not putting dialog boxes slap
>on the boundary (which gets really irritating after a while!), but I'm sure
>later-version GNOME does too.
>>	What should I expect after installing the PCI card? It has a
>>  APG running now and I selected "both" PCI and AGP in bios set-up. Is
>>  two monitors a big problem like on windoz PC's a few years ago?
>Nope. It does, however, require a bit of mucking with XFree86Config. There
>are HOWTOs out there, but I found them rather too verbose - if you want I'll
>post a quick guide for you and then follow up.
>>	RAID advice wanted (still).
>Sorry, absolutely NO clue.
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