F-18 display setting problem -

David dgboles at gmail.com
Sat Mar 2 00:43:12 UTC 2013

On 3/1/2013 7:11 PM, Bob Goodwin - Zuni, Virginia, USA wrote:
> On 03/01/2013 06:41 PM, David wrote:
>> You could use  "system-config-display"  to do this. But Fedora dropped
>> it several releases ago.
>> And now is when you will get message after message chock full of helpful
>> 'try this' suggestions that won't work and many 'what does some cryptic
>> CLI command say? Followed by more 'try this' suggestions that won't work
>> either.
>> Or?  You could use  "system-config-display" to do this. But as I said
>> Fedora dropped it several releases ago.
>> Or? You could try Mageia which will find a generic monitor that will
>> offer the correct resolution for you. And you can actually use their
>> configuration suite so that you might actually find the *exact* monitor,
>> by the name and the model and then find a series of *exact* resolution
>> settings for your exact monitor.
>> Or? You can stay here and deal with 'something that almost works'.
>> -- David
> Yes, I understand your point but I have nothing better to do and it's an
> interesting problem, I may learn something messing with it too.
> If I can't make it work acceptably I can switch monitors around or
> perhaps even buy another one. Problem there is that this ViewSonic
> monitor has been laying around here unused for a couple of years and it
> needs to do some work.
> Thanks for responding.
> Bob


But before *I* bought (read *pay my money for here*) another monitor to
replace one that I already own (read already paid for but does not work
here), which might (read maybe) configure, or might not (read creditable
chance to fail), I would try a different Linux distro (free and
similar), that costs nothing to download and try with my already paid
for hardware. Which 'some guy' (me) told me might, probably would, work
without me spending money to replace still working hardware.

Your choice of course.

Me? I would try thr 'free' path first.

Good luck.



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