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Re: [SLE] Benq FP731 TFT monitor
  • From: Gus Degreef <gustav97@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 17:12:12 +0530
  • Message-id: <f29c8dd30505100442667b95c8@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 5/7/05, Sjoerd Hiemstra <penguinista.frisiana144@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Gus Degreef wrote:
> > The new machine may include a Benq FP731 TFT monitor. I want to
> > install Suse 9.3 on it. Does anyone have any experience with this
> > monitor? Will it be supported?
>
> AFAIK, *any* TFT monitor can be used.
> If the Benq FP731 is not in the list of monitors shown during
> installation, then the horizontal and vertical frequencies can be
> entered manually.
> It looks like this:
>
> horizontal sync frequency: 30-60 kHz
> vertical sync frequency: 60-75 Hz
>
> The values for the Benq FP731 should be in the manual that comes with
> the monitor.
> The installation program (sax2) also offers the opportunity to use the
> CD that comes with the monitor.
>
> I have a TFT monitor myself that is not listed, with rather 'narrow'
> settings. When sax2 starts, the monitor often displays 'Out of range'
> and nothing else, so sax2 cannot be used.
> In this case, xf86config can be used instead of sax2; a text-based
> configuration utility where you can enter these values. It is also
> described in the Administration Guide.
>
> In one case, the screen was not perfect yet after using xf86config, but
> sax2 was at least visible, so I could use sax2 to further adjust the
> monitor and video card settings.
> In a second case, after using xf86config, the screen looked perfect
> immediately.
>
> S.H.

Thanks for your clear help and to quite a few others who replied on
and off the list. It is really encouraging to have such a good
response. I find the people on this list more supportive than on
other linux lists. Gustav Degreef.

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