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Old 07-30-2004, 05:21 PM   #1
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finding monitor settings


I have a laptop (Dell CPi A366XT) that I've installed Slackware 10 on, and now I'm trying to configure the display settings in xorg.conf, specifically the HorizSync and VertRefresh settings. I've checked all the manuals but none have those specifications of the LCD.

Is there a way to find those settings directly from the monitor?

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Old 07-31-2004, 07:21 AM   #2
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Have you checked the manufacturer of the monitor's site for this info?

Perhaps you could boot a Knoppix Live CD and look at the config file it uses.

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Old 08-01-2004, 02:11 PM   #3
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Yes, I did check Dell's site but they had nothing, only the dimensions and resolutions.

Right now I'm using the example values given in the xorg.conf and it seems to work okay, but I would like to have the actual values, just to make sure I'm not damaging it.

I might try knoppix some time, but it would take a while (I'm on 56k)
 
Old 08-01-2004, 02:36 PM   #4
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Dell doesn't manufacture thier computer, all parts are outsourced. They only plug the stuff together and install the OS, so you need to find out the real manufacturer's name and get the real specs from their site, not from Dell.

If you are in the US, you can probably get Knoppix faster here: Knoppix 3.4 (2004-05-17) for $2.49.

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