Hi, I've built a system out of parts I have.
GA-MA790GP-DS4H (w AMD Athlon 2.9GHz)
6Gb DDR2 (2Gb 1066, 4Gb 800)
LinuxMint KDE 17.1
The problem is getting video cards to work.
ASUS RADEON R5 230 2Gb DDR3
ASUS EAH5450 1Gb DDR3
What I want is to have a monitor and mouse in front of my treadmill and also at the computer where I am now.
On the treadmill I just use the mouse to select a Virtual Walk to show on the screen which I turn off when not in use.
What I get is (when just plugging things in, setting bios to fail safe, loading default Mint) is that the second screen is black and seems to be a part of the first where I get the desktop but programs open in the second and if I drag them to the first and full screen them they hop over to the second ???
help. I suspect I'm doing something fundamentally wrong like incompatible components choosen out of ignorance.
edit add : ,,and typos etc,
It might help to know the two monitors are different res and Hz.
Both video cards have three outputs, vga, dvi and HDMI and I'm using the VGA outputs.
I've tried using the onboard as one of the monitor inputs but the same thing happens.
I have a couple of 512Mb cards that I haven't tried, but I have found in the past that for viewing HD streams the videos continually clip off with less than 1 Gb video ram.
Edited by tdokl, 26 January 2016 - 07:02 PM.