multi head madness
alexdeucher at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 18:53:41 PDT 2007
On 10/29/07, Carl Karsten <carl at personnelware.com> wrote:
> I have noticed that sometimes my secondary heads have a bit of text identifying
> the video card they are connected to, like "ATI Rage128 PRO GL PCI - P/N
> 113-74403-101" and "Monster Fusion Ver 1.20b4002 Diamond Multimedia Sytstems,
> Inc; Video Memory 16MB" This comes in handy, but I don't have a good way of
> invoking it. I generally see it as X is starting up, and once the Screens get
> used the message is gone.
> What would it take to have a CLI tool that would display those strings and leave
> them up?
> It might also be hand to be able to pass a string to be displayed too, like
> "Screen 2"
This is an artifact of the posting process. It's displayed as part of
the card's init sequence. Some cards do it some don't. there's not a
way that I'm aware of to display it at will.
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