Matrox deelt ons mee dat het bedrijf als eerste DualHead-ondersteuning voor Linux biedt. Deze mogelijkheid blijkt te zitten in de eerder gemelde beta-drivers. Verder wordt ook nog 3D-ondersteuning geboden voor de G200-serie:
Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced it is the first graphics card manufacturer to support single-slot DualHead cards on the Linux operating system. The beta Linux XFree86 driver is now available for download from the Matrox website at this page.
This beta driver supports three DualHead operational modes - Multi-Display, Clone and TV-Output - and up to eight display configurations on the Matrox Millennium G400 series. Designed with a unified approach, the Linux XFree86 driver also provides DualHead support for the Marveli product line, along with 2D/3D support for the G200 product series and 2D support for the G200 MMS. Additionally, this driver supports flat panel output on products which enable this feature.
Matrox’s unique DualHead Display technology is a cost-effective solution that significantly enhances productivity. For example, its flexible features allow users to run two or more applications simultaneously on separate displays, or stretch one application across two screens. A single-slot DualHead adapter also offers other advantages, such as freeing up expansion slots for additional add-ons and avoiding driver conflicts that can occur when using two separate cards to support DualHead Display.