[mythtv] improving quality of capture/playback - with two video cards

Matt Zimmerman mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Fri, 6 Dec 2002 15:35:43 -0500

On Fri, Dec 06, 2002 at 07:50:06PM +0000, Mr. Adam ALLEN wrote:

> I've put two cards in my more powerful box, with two monitors attached.
> I'm having trouble finding documents on configuring the two cards. I'm
> imagining that each video card would run it's own X-Server. 

There are many possible configurations.  You could run two completely
separate X servers, one per card.  You could run one X server with two
"screens" (this is called multi-head).  Or, you could run one X server and
combine the two displays into one virtual "screen" (this is called

> I don't understand how the keyboard would work....

If you run a single X server, everything works as you would expect.  If you
run two, I'm not sure, as I've only used a multi-X-server configuration with
a single display adapter.

 - mdz