I want to be able to run more than 4 monitors (maybe 6) and it's extremely confusing what's compatible now with the Displayport cards coming out. Right now I have an ATI card that only has 2 HDMI outputs. The problem I've seen is that the ATI driver says it doesn't support more than 4 monitors. So it seems that their eyefinity cards would probably be more hassle than it's worth.
I prefer nvidia anyway, they always seem to have really good linux drivers. But I don't see that they offer a card with more than 4 ports. Most of the higher end cards that I've seen have 2 hdmi, 1 dvi, and 1 displayport. Am I mistaken that those cards are limited to 4 monitors?
And what about drivers? If I get dual nvidia cards and hook up say 2 HDMI ports + the DVI port on each card, will xorg/nvidia drivers play nice? Will I be able to set up monitors with different resolutions? (I have 2 1920x1080 and 1920x1200 screens right now)?
How about x windows? Can you set up xinerama for 6 screens? Or make it able to drag x windows?
Update: It seems that ati drivers have come a long way recently and that there is official eyefinity support for linux. I think I'm goin gto pick up an ATI 5870 and just see where I can get messing with it.
I ordered a 5870, I'll let you guys know how it goes. I only have a couple monitors I can play with at the moment though.