[Techtalk] Slackware X and an MX440 w/ dual head videocard

Hamster hamster at hamsternet.org
Thu Oct 9 10:49:03 EST 2003

On Wed, 8 Oct 2003 22:57:53 -0400 (EDT)
Jennifer Davis <davi0302 at algonquinc.on.ca> wrote:

> I was wondering if there are any tricks out there to make my dual
> headed MX440 work with X?  I have a Slackware 9.1 installation with the
> default version of X on it.  I think it's 4.3???  I know the hardware is
> good as I have tested it with a different OS.  The other peripherals are
> pretty straight-forward.  I have a PS/2 Logitech scroll mouse and an IBM
> Model M keyboard (with a AT/XT to PS/2 adapter) in a US English layout.

For dual head systems to work, X needs to be compiled with Xinerama support.

I'm afraid I know nothing about slackware, so I have no idea what the deal
is with Xinerama and X with that particular distro.


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