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Using Six Monitors With AMD's Open-Source Linux Driver

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Linux graphics drivers have come a long way in recent years for both the open and closed-source solutions from AMD, NVIDIA, and Intel. In this Sunday article, a Phoronix reader has shared his experiences in going from failing to setup two monitors under Linux just a few years ago with NVIDIA to now successfully driving six monitors on a single system using the AMD Linux driver.

Niklas Andersson, a Swedish Phoronix reader, wrote in to share his AMD Linux six-monitor success story:

Last december I bought a AMD Radeon HD 7970-card with six outputs (4 hdmi, 2 dvi), six 23" monitors and a cool monitor rack from SMS Solutions. I have a two rows, three columns setup.

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