[PD] Harware and video card with Linux

Jack jack at rybn.org
Sat Jul 19 14:47:03 CEST 2008

Hello Simon,
NVIDIA 9600GT seems to be not very expensive and enough powerfull for  
my application (2 DVI outputs). However, the port is PCI-express and  
not PCI-e (better for recent hardware).
Thanx to share this informations.


Le 17 juil. 08 à 09:20, Simon Wise a écrit :

> 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.
> simon

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