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Old 07-17-2004, 10:42 PM   #1
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Question what generic monitor to choose

Hi all.......... Its my first post here. I hope to get advantage of posting here.

The problem is... When installing red hat linux 7 what monitor should I choose as there is no specific option for my samsung SyncMaster 450b. (I know only the horizontal and vertical synchronization values).
*I have read that choosing the wrong monitor may even destroy it.

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Old 07-17-2004, 11:13 PM   #2
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with most new monitors they won't attempt to do anything out of their range. I think there's a way to edit your own monitor in the install, but I haven't done a redhat install in a long time.
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Just pick generic and tell redhat to not boot up in X Window System or GUI. After Redhat has booted, go to /etc/X11 and view XF86Config. Look for the section Monitor. Make sure HorizSync and VertRefresh is listed. If they are not add those on seperate lines but they have have be under the Monitor section. Put a space after them add the min and max specs of your monitor.

Section "Monitor"
HorizSync min_goes_here-max_goes_here
VertRefresh min_goes_here-max_goes_here

You can type anything for VendorName and ModelName. It will not give you any problems.

A good page to help you generate modelines go to Put the line that the page generated for your monitor in XF86Config under the Monitor section. The first modeline has the highest priority.


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