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Old 04-09-2013, 12:39 PM   #1
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Configuring a new widescreen monitor on a geforce 210


Im getting a new widescreen LED monitor friday. Im currently using a viewsonic crt that works best when i manually configure horizontal and vertical refresh rates in my xorg.conf, so im used to editing that file when i set up a new install.

What do i need to know to set up the new monitor? Are there supplied config tools with slackware for this?

Just wanting it to go as smoothly as possible, thanks.
 
Old 04-09-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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Not sure if you need to define non-english settings for keyboard or not, but generally you should remove xorg.conf, it is redundant.
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:36 PM   #3
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I finally was able to move to a flat-panel (LED backlit) 21" monitor a few months ago after using crt's for almost 15 years. All I had to do was plug it in (I tried both the vga and the dvi plugs) and it 'just worked'. I can only figure that the system knows what to do when it fires up and reads the info from the monitor and adjusts to it correctly (I personally cannot see any difference between the vga and dvi, but stuck with the dvi since it's 'digital', heh). I also use the drivers straight from nvidia as that way has always worked well and easiest for me since I began using Linux.
 
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:56 AM   #4
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Not sure if you need to define non-english settings for keyboard or not, but generally you should remove xorg.conf, it is redundant.
Yeah i know running without an xorg.conf is the current way to do it, but with this crt that didnt really work, probably because of its age and somewhat non standard refresh rates.

Thanks for the help guys.
 
Old 04-11-2013, 04:58 AM   #5
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I finally was able to move to a flat-panel (LED backlit) 21" monitor a few months ago after using crt's for almost 15 years. All I had to do was plug it in (I tried both the vga and the dvi plugs) and it 'just worked'. I can only figure that the system knows what to do when it fires up and reads the info from the monitor and adjusts to it correctly (I personally cannot see any difference between the vga and dvi, but stuck with the dvi since it's 'digital', heh). I also use the drivers straight from nvidia as that way has always worked well and easiest for me since I began using Linux.
Ok, thats my strategy then, ill just move xorg.conf and restart X or reboot, thanks.
 
Old 04-11-2013, 10:34 AM   #6
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Use NVidia proprietary driver with this card.

http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:har...hics_drivers?s[]=nvidia
 
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:33 PM   #7
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Your new LED monitor? Just install the nvidia drivers from SlackBuilds.org, and it will be well taken care off.

Also read this:

http://blog.tpa.me.uk/2010/04/09/con...-on-slackware/

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Old 04-15-2013, 02:04 PM   #8
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I couldnt get it to work without an xorg. I used nvidia settings to modify the xorg as root and then changed the resolution in the xorg to 120 to make the fonts look nice and everything is ok.
 
  


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