RE: Looking for a monitor driver

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On 2010-03-31 Bruno Wolff wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 14:23:07 +0100,
>   Dave Higton <[email protected]> wrote:
> > On 2010-03-31, Bruno Wolff wrote:
> > 
> > > xorg.conf can specify allowed and prefered modes for a 
> device. If you
> > > don't define what a device is capable of doing than some 
> > > assumptions are
> > > made that will likely be safe. These safe assumptions will 
> > > generally limit
> > > the frequencies allowed so that you won't be able to use 
> 1920x1080.
> > 
> > I'd suggest that the assumptions are well out of date and should be
> > re-thought.  They tend to make the display invisible because it's
> > out of the range of some modern monitors.  Who uses 640 * 480
> > nowadays?  Who uses CRT monitors nowadays?  (The "safety" issue,
> > I believe, related to CRT monitors from about 30 years ago that
> > responded badly if driven slightly out of range.)
> Note the original poster is talking about FC2, so it is 
> really out of date.
> With recent versions of Fedora the info is obtained from the 
> monitor, so
> that only very old monitors need xorg.conf setup.

Ah, of course.


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