Originally Posted by fdigiov
i really want to install linux on my comp and use my new 26" lcd tv. is any1 experiencing the same "problem"?
We have a 15" Samsung 510mp, which is used primarily as a TV.
It also works fine as monitor. In fact, if a person wants a 15" monitor, this is a good one. (As a TV driven by standard cable, it is nothing special.)
However... Kanotix happens to boot up to the native resolution of the Samsung. If it booted up to a lower resolution, it would look poor. The resolution would need to be adjusted.
Speculating... In this case, since this is a TV, Samsung just might not want to deal with being prepared to tell Linux-newbies how to adjust the resolution.
I wonder if the huge variety and number of options in Linux might be a factor. Of course, we don't know, and we wouldn't really know no matter what Samsung's PR staff tells us... just like we don't know if a Samsung TV is Linux compatible.
Anyway, the Samsung 510mp works fine with Kanotix running on an Asus/Via-based PC with a Geforce FX5200 video card.