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Old 06-29-2004, 09:20 PM   #1
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Hardware Specs

Looking for a good place to find out working hardware specifications.

Specificly, trying to run X on a Compaq FP745A monitor. (17" LCD) Having successfully configured X on another machine I can tell that this one is trying, but the monitor is not clear, unreadably not clear, like a sync is off or something.

Old 06-30-2004, 12:05 AM   #2
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Go to and type in your monitor maximum settings. Then copy and paste it in "/etc/X11/XF86Config".

You can try adding Option "use_modeline" or Option "fix_panel_size" in your XF86Config file. I think it goes in the Monitor section.
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Thanks, will look into that. Unfortunitly I am not sure that the "Horizontal Frequency", "Vertical Frequency" and "Refresh Rates" are what xf86config is asking for, using them as the sync numbers (in various ways I.E. Trying both refresh rate and vert freq as the vert sync number) I've yet to get it to function.
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Per this document, the vert sync rate is 56 - 75 and the horiz rate is 31.5 - 60 for the monitor you listed. Those numbers should be specified in your XF86Config file in the Monitor section if I recall correctly. Note: You may need to manually edit that file to make those changes if they are not one of the default choices available by running xf86config. Additionally it may be helpful to post your XF86Config file (in the /etc/X11 directory) if you still have questions -- J.W.

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