[ILUG-BOM] Problems with X (SiS 6215c and Sampo Monitor on
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Wed Sep 5 23:15:05 IST 2001
At 03:30 PM 9/4/01 +0530, Kinjal wrote:
>BTW, similar to using VESA mode for the Display card, can we use VESA
>monitors where we are not fully aware of exact details of monitor? If yes,
>which one will be the safest?
VESA is a standard for video bios. Most graphic boards support it. I dont
think VESA standard applies to Monitors. For monitors check the back side
of the cover to find if it is a VGA or SVGA. Even if you know this, the
clock rates and frequencies differ from model to model for various
resolutions. But there are a few common ones you could try. For eg. many
older monitors (like my Philips 14C) have 800x600 @ 56Hz. Newer monitors
may have 60Hz for that resolution. Monitors with different CRT sizes also
have different frequencies. So I guess it is best to refer to the Monitor
Manual as wrong settings may _physically_ damage it.
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