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Old 06-15-2006, 03:36 PM   #1
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Question What flat panel monitors work?

Hello all -

My grandfather's birthday is coming up soon and we would like to get him a flat panel monitor. My grandfather uses Mandrake/Mandriva 10.1. He presently uses some small and very old CRT monitor. As the most Linux saavy among us I was elected to make sure the flat panel we get him works with his Linux computer.

His computer is running on only integrated video and I know I need to get him a flat panel that has the old analog connection option. My question is, what danger is there that a flat panel monitor might not work? Is there some brand of flat panels that do not work with Mandrake/Mandriva 10.1?

Any suggestions on brands, or particular models?


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I use a Sceptre X9G-Naga III flat-screen (LCD) monitor and it works great with Mandriva, I'm using Mandriva Linux Free.
Old 06-15-2006, 09:14 PM   #3
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as far as the "old analog connection option" is concerned, you can get an adapter to go from one to the other. Don't know about the monitor though, as I still use crt's, but I will be changing later this year, so I'll keep watching.
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I have a Westinghouse LCM-19v1 ... Worked out of the box at it's top density 1280x1024

I do have an ATI graphics card, tho, so I'm not sure how much of that is due to the card, and how much to the monitor.

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Old 06-16-2006, 02:37 PM   #5
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From what I can find (which isn't much) most flat panels should work. As for the analog connection, you can get a dvi to vga connector however I don't know if this works ok in linux as adapters can sometimes play with the voltage levels.

Found this with google:
I doubt some of thes conclusions. AFAIK, many (most?) flat panels are
fixed-sync, fixed-res devices from the video card's perspective. And as
long as you use EXACTLY the right modelines in the conffile, you can use a
regular X server. (I use non-fbdev X servers on my Mac notebook and my Alpha,
both of which have fixed-sync monitors).
Henry House

On site:
Hope this helps
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I'm using a MAG Innovision 17" LCD monitor (LT716s) with a Compaq EVO, video card ? running Mandriva 2006. Works great !
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Hi, I'm using a Mitsubishi DiamondDigital 17" DV117

It came with the adapter mentioned above. It has a standard refresh of 60Hz and a native resolution of 1280x1024

It was cheap $300Aud and works well.
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Thanks for all the responses.

We've settled on a Samsung-SyncMaster 19" Flat-Panel TFT-LCD Monitor-931B so if anyone has had any problem with that monitor, please let me know.

Hopefully all should be fine.
Old 06-18-2006, 08:04 PM   #9
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I have a 19 inch polyview V396
My computer is dated and used 8Meg shared memory which wasn't enough to run screen at its full size.
I gave it more (12Meg) and away it went 1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz

Sounds like grandad is pretty switched on anyway ..just put on the card this site url and he can view and discuss at his pleasure.

Using Mandriva 2006

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Old 06-18-2006, 08:24 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Rundi
Thanks for all the responses.

We've settled on a Samsung-SyncMaster 19" Flat-Panel TFT-LCD Monitor-931B so if anyone has had any problem with that monitor, please let me know.

Hopefully all should be fine.
That's what I have and so far it's worked great with Linux. I wouldn't trade it for anything else.


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