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Old 08-12-2015, 04:18 PM   #1
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Question Old VGA output desktop ..need to connect a VGA LED Moniter by Zorin OS

I hv a Celeron D
648 MB RAM
Intel Chip

More i hv to see..

So the problem is my desktop is 10 yeARS old
I want to buy a LED panel for it
Hv many options like Dell Lg AOC etc

But if i see their technical description online i see they mention compatibility OS wise

Like compatiblr with Win7 Xp etc
No model has Linux mentioned in compatibility

So if i run Zorin 9 32bit Lite
Then those Dell Lg Samngsung latest panel out their will ve recognised?

As their drivers are Window specific
Or if i must take chance then which company panel i should take that has max compatibility out their in Linux world.

All panels have VGA input option so that not problem

But problem is their so called driver which help them to gain max resolution if panel. I.e. VGA output resolution is guided by drivers that come with those panels

And all are Windows specific

Plz guide me here

I am posting link of possible shortlisted panel or their model number for u guys to see


And other similar one shown in this website
Old 08-12-2015, 06:59 PM   #2
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Plug it in and go

I plug in linux laptops older than 10 years old to troubleshoot screens on the laptops not working correctly.

I would not worry about it or over think like you do. Before I sold my EEEPC 701SD. I used to use it to stream Hulu Desktop
TV to a 52 inch tv screen.

Vga To Vga.
Old 08-14-2015, 01:05 PM   #3
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VGA is an IEEE standard format. your 10year old VGA MB should drive any VGA capable modern monitor.

The OS specifics normally refer to special features.
Old 08-15-2015, 03:42 AM   #4
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like the previous posters said, vga is vga and will work.

a word of warning though:

a computer that old might run into performance problems when running a monitor with high resolution.

also the gpu will maybe not be able to run it in native resolution.
Old 08-15-2015, 05:28 AM   #5
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Your graphic card/chip will decide on your maximum resolution.

(As long as the monitor & your computer have compatible plugs/sockets, any will work.)


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