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Old 07-08-2005, 02:38 PM   #1
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Question switching to LCD display?

I currently have a ViewSonic PF970 running 1280x1024. My son just bought a Dell 1905FP, so I tried it out. Worked fine in Windows, but when I booted FC3 and started X, the monitor stayed black and gave me a message that the analog video mode was not supported.
The monitor is connected via the analog cable through a KVM switch (my laptop running FC2 also connected, and showed the same problem).
What would I have to do to make the switch to an LCD monitor? Edit XF86config manually? What would be the right settings?
Old 07-09-2005, 03:01 AM   #2
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I'm using a samsung 710n. My xorg.conf looks like this:

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "LCD Panel 1280x1024"
ModeLine "1280x1024" 108.00 1280 1344 1456 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
DisplaySize 340 270
HorizSync 31.5 - 67.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 75.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666

But backup yours first...


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