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Linux & Eyefinity 6, driving 6 LCD 1080p displays

Question asked by rpseguin on Oct 9, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 11, 2012 by rpseguin

We have a display wall of 6  55" LG 55LM9600   1080p displays in a 2 columns by 3 rows configuration and are currently driving it with 3x NVidia GTX-580 graphics cards.

I am considering buying an ATI Eyefinity 6 card (7870? What is the latest?  Best?) to drive all 6 displays, but the documentation here:

does not seem to indicate support for 2 colums x 3 rows (3840x3240), but does show 2 rows x 3 columns (5760x2160).

Hardware:  SuperMicro X9DRi-LN4F+ MB,  384GB DDR3 RAM, 256 GB SSD (OS), 5x 3TB SATA in RAID-5 /data0,  3x NVidia GTX-580 (swap for 1 ATI 7870 Eyefinity 6??),  6x LG 55LM9600 3D

SW:  CentOS 5.8 (RedHat derivative),  OpenGL & GLUT


Will this work?  2 cols x 3 rows?  Hardware accelerated?

Does the ATI card support bezel clipping/removal under Linux?

What are the ATI tools like under Linux?

Will the 2 cols x 3 rows work as a seamless hardware-accelerated X/OpenGL display (single OpenGL context)?

How buggy are the drivers?

How do I get rid of the annoying Gnome window management that defeats glutFullscreen() (and fullscreen in general)?  Ie, I want to have a borderless fullscreen window with no window manager decoration and be able to paint ALL of the pixels.