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    multi seat config with 1 video card


    I'm thinking about buying ATI's Radeon HD 5870 eyefinity6 card and turning a linux box into a multi-headed monster that can serve two users as well as do other useful stuff in the living room related to the TV and DVR.

    But before I go out and buy that stuff I wanted to see if anyone here thought it was possible to do what I suggest without having to dedicate a separate video card to each screen in xorg.conf. All I could find online was to do it that way. Is it possible to hook up screens with separate mouse/keyboard/logins to the same video adapter?

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    There are a number of dual, and even some quad-head cards out there. I think, however, that most experienced Linux users will recommend nVidia cards over the ATI's. They seem to have better Linux driver support, although their drivers are proprietary. I currently run an 8800GT card in my system with dual 1920x1200 displays on it. Works great!
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    I can't say that I've run ATI on linux ever, but I know they have open source radeon drivers.

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