dual monitor support with nvidia card?

Dave M G martin at autotelic.com
Wed Mar 15 07:49:29 UTC 2006

Ubuntu Users,

I am looking at getting a computer with two monitors, and a graphics 
card that can support them. The only cards I have found on the net that 
both support two monitors and have linux drivers provided by the 
manufacturer is Matrox.

But the specs of the Matrox card are not as good as the nVidia cards 
(?). The nVidia cards seem to have multiple outputs, but not of the same 
type. I'm not clear on the names of the different types of output 
connector for video, but there seem to be two on the nVidia cards.

Searching on the web has led to unclear results. Some places seem to 
indicate dual monitor support is possible with the nVidia cards, but I'm 
not entirely sure if that's true, and if so, which models.

Is it better to go with two cards? Is Matrox reliable with Linux? Has 
anyone here achieved dual monitor support with nVidia?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thank you.

Dave M G

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