[PD] Harware and video card with Linux

Simon Wise simonzwise at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 09:20:42 CEST 2008

On 13 Jul 2008, at 7:28 AM, Jack wrote:

> I would like to use one PC with ubuntu and 2 graphic cards with 2
> outputs (total : 4 video outputs).
> I usually use a Mac.
> Can you give me a good harware configuation using Pd and GEM
> equivalent to a MacPro configuration (2 intel Quad-core 2,8 GHz and 2
> ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT) ? Not too expensive please !

I did just that a couple of weeks ago -

I used 2x quite different NVIDIA cards - an older NVIDIA 6800 card  
and a cheaper but newer Gigabyte card with an NVIDIA 9600GT chip  
[less than $200 here in Australia], both PCI-E. The motherboard has  
an NVIDIA chipset. Both work fine together, the NVIDIA driver  
recognises them both easily.

I could put each in Twinview mode then use 2 gemwindows [a while back  
I successfully tried the multi-window version of Gem, but haven't  
done so recently], but instead I set up xorg to give 4 separate  
displays for different Gem windows (4 instances of Pd, one running on  
each of the 4 displays). I may buy another of the 9600 cards and see  
if I can get a single large gemwindow for all 4 projectors using the  
SLI link - but I haven't done that yet.

I run Debian (the Sidux distribution with a 2.6.25 kernel. The  
processor is an oldish dual core AMD.


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