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[ubuntu] Choosing a multi-head video card

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I recently moved to 9.10 and have lost the ability to run a dual monitor arrangement with my ageing Matrox G550. After searching the various forums, it seems that if I want to use more than one monitor I need a new video card. Fine. That said, I'm worried that whatever I buy won't work either. If you've got a dual, triple, or quad display running under 9.10, I'd like to know what card you're using, and if you had to jump through any hoops to get it to function properly. Ideally, I'd like to run 3 monitors (2 @ 1280x1024 and 1 @ something else), but 2 would suffice. No serious games, but full screen video is a must. $100 price range is the budget, but $150 or $200 isn't out of the question if I get enough prodding. I'm not a complete noob, but I'm no guru either, so I'm a bit shy about cards that required me to modify and/or compile drivers in order to work properly. Thanks in advance for your insight. -Don (Hardware)