[nSLUG] monitor question

Tim Goodaire tim at momentumitgroup.com
Fri Mar 14 20:48:27 AST 2003

In recent versions of XFree86, I've had a lot of success with 

XFree86 -configure

to configure X. The only thing that I've had to set was DefaultDepth. 
Everything else was detected fine, on four seperate machines.

Perhaps you could select some kind of generic monitor, and then try this:

1. Make sure X is not running.
2. XFree86 -configure
3. XFree86 -xf86config XF86Config.new
4. Stop X and edit XF86Config.new until you're happy.
5. cp XF86Config.new /whereever/Mandrake/stores/the/config/file


On March 14, 2003 07:37 pm, Vikram wrote:
> It should have no problems under any linux distributions.  If you cannot
> find the exact model listed in the installation menu, then choose
> "custom type" and manually specify the vertical and horizontal frequency
> values.  You would find this information in the documentation that came
> with the monitor and also on the back of monitor.  Thats it.
> Hope that helps.
> Greetings,
> Vikram
> n Fri, 2003-03-14 at 19:19, Réjean Chamberland wrote:
> > Hi everyone!
> > I have installed Mandrake 8.0 on the second drive (2.0 Gb) of a computer
> > (500 Mhz) running Windoze 98 SE on the first drive (2.5 Gb).
> > Unfortunately it works only in terminal mode. I must have reinstalled it
> > at least 2o times since yesterday with always the same result. Once I get
> > into the post install stage and just before X gets configured I am asked
> > to choose my monitor (a KDS VS 555 High resolution monitor, which is not
> > mentioned on the list. They have 550 and many others which I have tried).
> > Right after my selection I get this message: /tmp/imm.o: init-module: No
> > such device.
> >
> > Now I just noticed this note in the booklet that came with the monitor
> > (which is just over a year old): " This monitor is designed for microsoft
> > window 95 when you select a monitor type please select "Standard monitor
> > types"". So my question is: Has anyone ever heard of some monitors that
> > would work only with windoze and not linux? I know about winmodems but is
> > there such a thing as a winmonitor? Any suggestion will be welcome.
> > Thanks in advance!
> > Rejean
> >
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