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SubjectRe: NVidia Driver Support - 1680x1050 mode

--- Kyle Moffett <mrmacman_g4@mac.com> wrote:
> Marc, please choose a more appropriate list next
> time. LKML is not
> for user questions about "Why doesn't my monitor+GPU
> work?"
>
> On Jun 27, 2007, at 05:49:20, Daniel J Blueman
> wrote:
> > On 27 Jun, 04:40, Marc Perkel <mperkel@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> >> Trying to get my Asus M2NPV-VM motherboard and my
> Samsung
> >> SyncMaster 215tw Digital to work in 1680x1050
> mode but 1280x1024
> >> is the most I can get. Chip Set is GeForce 6150.
> >>
> >> Looking in Xorg.0.log it ssems to think that the
> panel size is
> >> 1280x1024 in spite of my setting telling it
> differently.
> >>
> >> Sorry if this is off topic but I thought that the
> smart people
> >> would be here. In Windows I just plug it in and
> it works. So I
> >> figure Linux should work too. :)
> >
> > Wrong list, but anyway...
> >
> > If you're using a DVI cable, ensure it is
> dual-link.
>
> Uhh, no; 1680x1050 does not require a dual-link DVI
> port/cable. As
> to a good GPU which "Just Works(TM)" out of the box
> and still has at
> least passable render performance (although not for
> some modern
> games), the R200-series Radeon cards (listed below)
> work extremely
> well. They even support a 3d-accelerated
> merged-framebuffer Xinerama-
> style; you can split a 3d-accelerated window across
> both monitors.
>
> R200-series cards:
> R200: Radeon 8500/8500LE/9100, FireGL 8700/8800
> rv250: Radeon 9000/9000Pro
> rv280: Radeon 9200/9250/9200SE
>
> More info here:
> http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/
>
ATIRadeon#head-9161ac9470497d94f1a4f79794697347b20d5170
>
> Cheers,
> Kyle Moffett
>


Quite frankly, I don't understand why digital LCD
monitor even have scan rates in the first place. It's
not a CRT that actually has an electron beam. You
would thing that it would have a digital interface
where the computer told the monitor what to draw and
the monitor deals with it.




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