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Multiple Monitors on a VM

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I seriously searched for a while now. But i can't seem to find the right (or any) answer. So please excuse me if i overlooked something and point me there!


I recently started experimenting with VM's on my Unraid server. It is an old PC so no "real server" hardware. (Intel i5-4670k and about 12gigs of DDR3 RAM)

Anyway, i want to migrate doing my programming work from my main PC (Windows, which is ofcourse very suboptimal for programming 😉) to a Linux (Ubuntu) VM on my unraid server. I got a Ubuntu VM to work, easy mode. But now comes the hard part.


I have a triple monitor setup for my main PC. I would like to have "the same" for my Ubuntu VM. The problem is, i do not know how to get it to work. I tried several different VNC clients. Spanning it "full screen" over all 3. Which just gives me 2 black screens and the main screen in the middle. Ubuntu is only detecting 1 screen (ofcourse??).


Where should i look? Configuring Ubuntu to trick it into using more screens? A good VNC viewer? Is it something on unRaid? Or do i need a non integrated GPU for this kind of stuff?

In a few days i will have a XFX Radeon HD 7970 Double Dissipation available, but it seems kind of overkill as i am not going to game on the server. I just want to work within a VM.


Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance!

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