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Old 02-09-2002, 06:05 PM   #1
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Flat Screen Monitor

I've got a ViewSonic VE180 Flat Panel Monitor and it looks horrible. The setup software is for windows only (of course). Does anyone know where I can find a driver that will set the thing up? I've gone through the Xconfigurator a dozen times, but even when I customize it completely, i.e., specify the horizontal and vertical frequencies, it still doesn't look smooth.

I've tried every variation Xconfigurator has to offer.

any help is much appreciated.

Old 02-10-2002, 08:20 AM   #2
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I can't find specific stats from ViewSonic on an VE180, but it seems the settings would be something like:

Horiz :30-82kHz
Vert :50-75Hz

If XConfigurator isn't floating your boat, you may want to try and change the config file by hand. An XF86Config file is pretty daunting, but approachable. I can't remember if RedHat 7.1 shipped with a version of XFree 4.0+, but it should have if I have my dates right. The earlier Xs, v3.3.? and below didn't handle flat screens very well. Plus, you have one of the newer model monitors on the planet, so you may want to update the entirety of XFree86. I'm pretty sure they have v4.2.0 in RPM format by now.

There are no real drivers specifically built for monitors... yet. Its more a matter of whether the windowing system is mature enough to send them a signal they can understand. Technically, a well hacked up XF86Config file from RedHat 5.2 could probably make your monitor look fine.

Oh, the location of the XF86Config-4 (which should be the one to edit) is in /etc/X11.

Good luck,



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