gem performance under linux

Mark Danks mdanks at
Wed Jan 3 19:16:24 CET 2001

  This is a common problem for everyone, I think.  I use a Voodoo2, which
allows me to do a direct TV signal out while still using my main video card
for the Pd window on the monitor.   However, the Voodoo2 is _really_ showing
its age these days.

  The system which I am hoping to try soon is the nVidia Quadro2 MXR
chipset.  Elsa has the Synergy III, which has dual monitor outputs, both
with hardware acceleration.  Have to see.

Later, Mark

= mdanks at
= Lead Programmer PS2

> -----Original Message-----
> From: pix at [mailto:pix at]
> Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2000 5:46 PM
> To: pd-list at
> Subject: gem performance under linux
> Has anyone found a way to get performable output from Gem under Linux?
> Since most video-output solutions for Linux send the whole screen,
> the challenge is getting Gem to inhabit the whole screen 
> (while possibly
> allowing you to keep using pd)...
> Perhaps, if Gem could open up a window (fullscreen) on 
> another display -
> which was on another computer, or perhaps another monitor on the same
> computer?
> Just wonding if anyone else has approached this problem.
> pix.

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