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Old 07-22-2003, 05:47 PM   #1
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Question Driver for Sony SDM-S91 TFT LCD display

Has anyone using this display found a suitable driver? I'm running SuSE 8.2, and using the generic "LCD 1280x1024" is giving me headaches with centering the image.

I emailed Sony Support and their response basically dismissed Linux. I regret having bought it and not buying anything again with a Sony brand name on it.
Old 07-22-2003, 08:32 PM   #2
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There's no real driver to be had. Its a matter of finding out what the HorizSync and VertRefresh ranges of the monitor are and inputting those by hand. It'll be on the sony site for the monitor, or much more likely, in the manual that came with the kid. That DB of monitors in RedHat's configurator only have that information anyway, so when you don't see yours listed it just means you have to go and find out. Somewhere in RH's config toy is where you can set them by hand, if not, you can hand edit the file:


and add them in the "Monitor" section. It'll look something like this:

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Display 2"
        VendorName   "SAM"
        ModelName    "4f26"
        HorizSync    30.0 - 86.0
        VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0
        Option       "DPMS"

Old 07-22-2003, 11:25 PM   #3
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Finegan, thanks! You're right, a "configuration file" is not a driver, my bad.

I found a similar file (no -4 on the end), but was able to enter the frequencies and X/Y sizes in mm via SaX2.

One thing about this monitor-- it automatically tries to center an image. During the boot-up when screen modes constantly change, the constant image centering makes me dizzy. While trying to set the screen sizes and positions in SaX2, it was fighting me. :< But I finally got it stabilized (at least once I'm in graphics mode).

FWIW, I don't recommend this Sony display model to anyone that will use it just for Linux (in case anyone is contemplating).
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I boycott any and all sony products, sony is a just another enemy to the free world... Although I hope you work this out my friend...
Old 07-23-2003, 01:08 AM   #5
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That's what I plan to do, but didn't want to come out kicking in my first post here!

Would it be OK to post the email history to show how they replied?


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