Re: [SLUG] Dumb monitor question

From: steve szmidt (
Date: Fri May 29 2009 - 05:40:39 EDT

On Tuesday 26 May 2009, Bob Stia wrote:
> Hello Sluggers,
> Seeking some advice here. My lcd monitor is dying. In looking for a
> replacement I am wondering if I should go wide screen. Is there any problem
> with making it display properly? Manually configuring files? Running an
> nvidia fx5700 video card.
> Bob S

I've been running wide screen for years. No problems. Several distro's, still
no problems. These days everything will recognize the dimensions by querying
the monitor. Which is what X does. Then everything else falls in place.

If you have any issues you can manually configure it. I have four wide screens
and one that isn't. nVidia autodetects all. (Binary driver.)

Costco has a 24" Samsung 24BW which is really nice, for something like $200. I
got three of those.


Steve Szmidt

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