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LCD Display Problem

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December 26, 2008 2:22:34 AM

Hi,

I have bought a new Samsung SyncMaster 2242LNX (or 2243LNX ?) TFT LCD monitor, I have put it on my old ASUS K8V-MX MOBO which has on-board video (VIA K8M800) and Linux uses VIA graphics driver for that.

As long as I work on command-line it works fine but I can't run X. When I run X then whole screen starts to flicker randomly and the quality of X is too poor to look at. I only got quick set-up guide which says 1680x1050 of optimum resolution at 60 Hz, no manual where I can see Vertical and Horizontal refresh rates :(  . Now since I don't have any Vertical and Horizontal refresh rates what to put in /etc/X11/xorg.conf , which requires a range to be specified.

What could be wrong ? My old Samsung 17 inches CRT monitor works fine on it.

My MOBO has PCI and AGP8x slots only, so I am getting ATI Radeon X1650 card. I thought on-board VGA card does not support that higher amount of resolution, so buying this card will solve my problem ?

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December 26, 2008 2:46:40 AM

I have had mb's with similar Via chipsets . The range of resolutions offered doesnt come any where near 1650 x 1050 . Im not sure if its a chipset or driver limitation , but there were no updated unicrap drivers to even run a 1440 x 900 .

I suspect the only option you have is to install a gfx card
December 26, 2008 5:42:23 AM

Outlander_04 said:
I have had mb's with similar Via chipsets . The range of resolutions offered doesnt come any where near 1650 x 1050 . Im not sure if its a chipset or driver limitation , but there were no updated unicrap drivers to even run a 1440 x 900 .

I suspect the only option you have is to install a gfx card


Bad new for me, there is only one AGP8x based gfx card in the whole computer market, X1650 with 512 MB or RAM and I don't know wheteher it supports 1680x1050 of resolution *specifically*, though the web-site says it supports 4kx4k. I don't know whether it works on Linux or not, Linux is the only OS I use. 2nd, my mobo supports 1.8 volts cards (not 3.3 V).

If the new card does not work then I am blown as buying a new MOBO will make an AGP 8x based card useless, as all new ones have PCI-Express slots , plus new expanses for CPU and RAM too .. ocuh... it hurts ...
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