LCD Monitors and Fedora

William M. Quarles quarlewm at
Sat Nov 27 16:17:05 UTC 2004


Just curious, are you using the official nVIDIA DRI-ish drivers, or just 
the generic nv server?


Michael J. Pawlowsky wrote:
> My KDS LCD will simply display an out of range error with the ranges it 
> wanted and what was being delivered to it.
> I then went into /etc/X11/xorg.conf and modified the config to match.
> I had no choice to manually do all this because the GUI display manager 
> really did not do a good job for setting up my TwinView (2 monitor 
> setup) NVIDIA card. I simply would not start up X. ALso looking in 
> /var/log/Xorg.0.log is a great place to see what's happening if you do 
> have any problems.
> Cheers,
> Mike
> William M. Quarles wrote:
>> Caveat:  While the installation program correctly detected my 
>> frequency range, it picked the highest vertical frequency that it 
>> supported, which was not actually the optimum vertical frequency for 
>> my monitor's display.  I had to manually alter the frequency setting.  
>> Some monitors actually only support one vertical frequency.  LCD 
>> monitors are like little computers of their own, and my experience has 
>> been that they don't burn out like a CRT will if driven at the wrong 
>> frequency; they just won't display.
>> Hope that helps,
>> William

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