Most seem to be gamers - I'm a worker. And I use any old computer. I need two monitors for the 'desk' space.
So I added a ATi Radeon 9000 (PCI) card to my HP desktop, d220 mt, with integrated Intel graphics which only supports one monitor. The Radeon card presumably supports two monitors considering it has a VGA and a DVI (and a TV) connector. So maybe I can use three monitors some day!
My preferred OS is Ubuntu (12.04, soon to go to 14.04), but I am trying to get thiis to work with XP before tackling Ubuntu.
First, I can't install a driver for the Radeon because I can't find one, not on the CD nor on the Internet. The file downloaded from AMD's support site, 6-11-pre-r300_xp-2k_dd_ccc_wdm_38185.exe, does not list the device ID, 4C66 (from PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4C66&SUBSYS_05150082&REV_02\4&1A671D0C&0&58F0). And the installer from this file only tries to install a Display Driver and the Catalyst S/W, but not the WDM driver. Interestingly, AMD's Driver Autodetect tool does not recognize the Radeon card because it is listed in Device Manager as Other Devices > Video Controller (VGA Compatible) - I'd expect it would look through all the devices to find AMD products, but that is not the case!
So I am stuck with two monitors - one for booting up with the BIOS, and the second for working with Windows!
Any solutions? Ideally, I'd want the two monitors side by side where I can move windows from one to the other.