[CentOS] New monitor weirdnesses (CentOS 5.11)

Tue Dec 1 21:55:03 UTC 2015
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Tue, December 1, 2015 3:50 pm, John R Pierce wrote:
> On 12/1/2015 12:47 PM, Robert Heller wrote:
>> I just got a new monitor for my desktop system (the old one died
>> after*many*
>> years of service).  The new monitor is a high res 16:9 monitor, but the
>> VESA video
>> driver insists on using 1024x768 (which was the resolution of the*old*
>> monitor).  It does seem to detect higher, 16:9 resolutions but it is not
>> using
>> them.  I*think*  I need to set some low-level video mode thing, but it
>> has
>> been a long time since I have had to do that that I have totally
>> forgotten how
>> to do it.  And I have been unable to find it with a websearch either.
> I've never had much luck connecting HD 16:9 aspect 1920x1080 (or 16:10
> 1920x1200) monitors to VGA outputs, even on MS Windows systems.   they
> work much much better on DVI or HDMI or DisplayPort.

I did, and they worked. But I 100% agree, they will work better on DVI or
HDMI or DisplayPort.


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Valeri Galtsev
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