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Old 03-28-2006, 07:09 PM   #1
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LCD monitors and Linux?

Do I have to modify xorg.conf if I want to use a LCD monitor with Linux? or can I just plug it in and go?
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no modifing should be necessary. Should be able to plug and go. It the graphics card that can be difficult. Not the monitors
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Should display fine as long as the resolution is not higher than the lcd can display. In Redhat clone distros there is a tool that can change monitor from the gui. Slack may have one as well. I choose generic lcd 1280x1024 for monitor. Reason is so video card does not drive refresh above 60hz. Some lcd can do 72hz refresh.

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You shouldn't have any problems getting it running, but you may have to tweak it to get the resolution that you want. I used the info at to create a ModeLine entry for my xorg.conf file to get my Dell 1905FP to display 1280x1024 instead of the 1024x768 default.
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