Understanding multi-monitor configuration
SCO OpenServer systems provide limited support for
also known as ``multi-headed'' configuration.
Multi-monitor support means
you can display one graphical environment on
two (or more) monitors, thus increasing
your graphical work space.
To determine if your adapter will support multi-monitor
Ensure that your graphics adapters support
multi-monitor configuration and have no
They must not use the same
Your graphics adapter documentation may indicate if your adapter
supports multi-monitor (or ``multi-headed'') configuration.
Install each adapter individually to
verify that the graphical environment functions properly.
Consult your adapter documentation to ensure that VGA
can be disabled.
SCO OpenServer systems support up to 32 monitors on one system,
but for the purposes of this procedure we will
assume the user is installing only two.
You must complete the configuration process for
each installed adapter, monitor, and resolution.
To set up a multi-monitor configuration:
Once you have verified that both adapters work,
and you have ensured that
there are no hardware conflicts,
install the adapters in the system
and proceed with multi-monitor configuration.
Install the monitors.
Configure the first adapter, using the
While configuring the second adapter,
Multi-monitor configuration -- specify function keys
from the Function Key Setup window.
From the Specify Function Keys window,
select the function key(s) that you want to control the
Finish the normal configuration procedure for the second adapter.
After you finish configuring the last installed adapter,
you must configure the SCO Panner window manager (pmwm)
to use the added screens.
To do so, add this line to your .Xdefaults-hostname
file, where -hostname refers to your system name:
If you configure a second
video adapter in multi-monitor mode on some function keys and as
the primary adapter on other function keys, configure the primary
function keys first.
If you configure the multi-monitor function keys first and then
configure the remaining function keys for the primary video
adapter, the multi-monitor configuration will be changed to be
the primary adapter.
Adding a new video adapter
Generic driver configuration
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003