Dual monitors with ATI Radeon 9000?

Hi,

We've got new machines with an ATI Radeon 9000 graphic card running
Windows 2000/XP. I've read, that dual monitors are possible with it
but also heard about problems with Java/IDEA on two monitors.

Could someone please share his/her experience before I try to ruin my
system :) Thanks in advance!

Tom

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I use idea on a dual monitor setup with a matrox g400. I have most of
the panels set to floating mode and have put those on my second monitor.
This works without any problem whatsoever.

Pepijn

On Tue, 29 Jul 2003 14:05:07 +0200
Thomas Singer <thomas.singer@NOregnisSPAM.de> wrote:

Hi,

We've got new machines with an ATI Radeon 9000 graphic card running
Windows 2000/XP. I've read, that dual monitors are possible with it
but also heard about problems with Java/IDEA on two monitors.

Could someone please share his/her experience before I try to ruin my
system :) Thanks in advance!

Tom



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Tom,
Can you please introduce that purpuse of using dual monitor for IDEA?
Before i think that development on dual monitors is, then on one monitore
placed IDE window, and on other placed log file for example...

maybe i miss somethink...

--
Alexey Efimov, Software Engineer
Sputnik Labs,
http://www.spklabs.com
"Thomas Singer" <thomas.singer@NOregnisSPAM.de> wrote in message
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Hi,

>

We've got new machines with an ATI Radeon 9000 graphic card running
Windows 2000/XP. I've read, that dual monitors are possible with it
but also heard about problems with Java/IDEA on two monitors.

>

Could someone please share his/her experience before I try to ruin my
system :) Thanks in advance!

>

Tom



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In fact, the problem I'm seeing all day long on my dual monitors setup is
that often there are problems of refreshing of the components that are on
the second screen.
But I must admit that I have a chipset and a video card.
With a real dual video output card, this problem would not happen.
But anyway, except this little annoyance, that works great !
And it's a real pleasure to have such an incredible real-estate.

Guillaume Laforge


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Hi Alexey,

We are doing desktop application development, so putting IDEA on one
monitor and the (Swing) application on the other would be my
intention.

Tom

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I use a Matrox G550 with two Viewsonic 22" monitors. Now admittedly I
don't spread IDEA windows across both screens but I have tried it and I
didn't seen any funny behaviour.

Ideally, for IDEA to take advantage of dual-monitors it really needs to
be able to have multiple editor windows open with different files in
each window.

Ciao,
Gordon

--
Gordon Tyler (Software Developer)
Quest Software <http://java.quest.com/>
260 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 4L5, Canada
Voice: 416-643-4846 | Fax: 416-594-1919

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Exactly what I'm doing - I've twin monitor setups at work (NT 4 under Matrox
G450?) and at home (XP dual-output motherboard on Shuttle XPC) for several
months.

I seriously can't imagine going back to single monitor setup for GUI
development. Even when now developing the GUI parts there's always some
help-file or reference I want open at the same time as IDEA.

For years there's been the urge to get a 5-10% increase in processing power
by buying the newest processor - by switching to twin screens I increased
the amount of information available to be processed by 100% in one go! An
amazing increase.

Cheers,
Ian


"Thomas Singer" <thomas.singer@NOregnisSPAM.de> wrote in message
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Hi Alexey,

>

We are doing desktop application development, so putting IDEA on one
monitor and the (Swing) application on the other would be my
intention.

>

Tom



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Ian Mayo wrote:

> I seriously can't imagine going back to single monitor ...
> ..by switching to twin screens I increased the amount of information
> available to be processed by 100% in one go!
> An amazing increase.


It makes a lot of sense :
2 ears, 2 loudspeakers.
2 eyes, 2 screens;

Next time somebody comes and tells me monogamy is the way to go, I know
what my answer will be.

Alain

PS: Anybody who's tried a home theater system knows 5 loudspeakers is a
minimun for a quality experience.
Next time somebody comes and tells me ...

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Thanks all for your comments. I have now two monitors setup and they
are working very fine :)

Tom

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