OT: do Dell E172FP flat panel displays work w/o hassle on linux?

Matt Domsch Matt_Domsch at dell.com
Wed Apr 28 10:18:01 CDT 2004


On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 04:09:26PM +0100, Mark Watts wrote:
> If you have access to the spec sheet for that screen, it can be made to work 
> with X if it doesn't already.
> 
> Basically you'll need to fill in the following (example) section in 
> /etc/X11/XF86Config-4:
> 
> Section "Monitor"
>         Identifier   "Display 2"
>         VendorName   "Dell"		# Arbitrary string
>         ModelName    "Dell D1226H"	# Arbitrary string
>         HorizSync    30.0 - 95.0		# Get these from the spec sheet
>         VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0	# Get these from the spec sheet
> EndSection

recent versions of the hwdata package should have these monitors in
them already.  You may need a copy of hwdata from Fedora Core to be
sure though.

-- 
Matt Domsch
Sr. Software Engineer, Lead Engineer
Dell Linux Solutions linux.dell.com & www.dell.com/linux
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