Solved

Two video cards under Win95/NT

Posted on 1998-01-10
6
157 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
I want to be able to run two monitors under Win 95 or Windows NT from a single system, each showing different things. How can this be done? I can write a driver in MSVC if necessary, but how would you determine which windows appear on which screen?
0
Comment
Question by:range
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:jhance
ID: 1122673
Windows 98 and NT 5.0 both have support for this.  It can be done with special drivers but you're talking a major effort here. Under both 98 and 5.0, the desktop across the two monitors is treated like one large desktop.  The only requirement is that there can be no gap (programmatically) between the two screens.  Presumably so that windows and things can't get lost between them.
0
 

Author Comment

by:range
ID: 1122674
Thanks, but I really need a way to do it now.
Windows 98 & NT5 may have all sorts of great features, but I wouldnt even consider changing to another operating system until it has been out for at least 6 months - and I cant wait that long!
Major effort is fine - I can do that now.
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:jhance
ID: 1122675
It can be done but it's certainly non-trivial.  You will have to write your own video driver which encompases the two (hopefull identical) video card and merges them into one desktop.  Probably not the least difficult part of the job would be to get the specs for a card.  If not, you will be reduced to programming the "public" VGA/SuperVGA interface that the cards provide.  

You might want to check around for a video card vendor who has already developed such a capability for a current OS.
0
SharePoint Admin?

Enable Your Employees To Focus On The Core With Intuitive Onscreen Guidance That is With You At The Moment of Need.

 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:JBURGHARDT
ID: 1122676
There is special video card that will let you use two and more monitors
0
 

Author Comment

by:range
ID: 1122677
Thanks JBURGHARDT.

Do you know the manufacturer's name, or any details?
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
JBURGHARDT earned 200 total points
ID: 1122678
Yes, Appian Graphics go to www.appiantech.com
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
RAM DIMMS - real world different?? 3 85
Iridium Spark plug suitable for Honda Airwave 3 104
Why does my Dell Precision tower 5810 not boot? 13 104
Esxi host disconnected in Vcenter 26 132
Every server (virtual or physical) needs a console: and the console can be provided through hardware directly connected, software for remote connections, local connections, through a KVM, etc. This document explains the different types of consol…
I use more than 1 computer in my office for various reasons. Multiple keyboards and mice take up more than just extra space, they make working a little more complicated. Using one mouse and keyboard for all of my computers makes life easier. This co…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial

732 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question