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Old 06-01-2001, 01:42 AM   #1
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I do not know what my monitor is. When I'm installing linux(redhat 6.2) I don't know what to choose as a compatable. If I pick the Probed monitor, I am stuck with 8-bit 640x480 and can't do anything about it. Any ideas?
Old 06-01-2001, 06:14 AM   #2
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You might want to look on the back, sometimes they have the specs on the back, or maybe a model number/brand name of some sort.
Best thing to do is keep trying different configurations, have you tried the VGA or SVGA compatible type drivers? Or generic monitor settings?
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I've tried a bunch. There is nothing on the back of the monitor to give answers to. There is no generic monitor choice. Ack!
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Maybe it would help if you knew what your monitor can do. What's the highest resolution and color depth it can do?
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not exactly an useful suggestion but it may be if you are like me

Whatever you do, don't mess with XF86Config directly, at least not without taking a backup of it somewhere. I can vouch for that. For more info have a look at my signature...


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