[clug] testing monitor resolutions

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Thu Feb 10 00:29:26 GMT 2005

In my experience, fading and contrast seem to be a more
common problem with used monitors (than blurring).

Bring up a reasonably detailed continuous tone image, and
check the brightness/contrast. You will find that the
brightness and contrast are probably set to maximum, if
it's still pretty dim... Yes well...

Then bring up a white sceen (like a Solaris boot screen),
look for burn-in (like departmental logos).

Even so, my current monitor performs OK, and I don't mind
since it cost me very little.

Remember that some monitors can take a while to warm up,
(especially if they've been in storage for a while?).


-----Original Message-----
From: Tony and Robyn Lewis [mailto:beakysnugger at yahoo.co.uk] 
Sent: Wednesday, 9 February 2005 10:34 PM
To: CLUG mailing list
Subject: [clug] testing monitor resolutions

Feeling a bit splurgy, I'm thinking of upgrading my ageing monitor, with a second-hand one from auction this weekend, but I want to test the quality of the image first, of course.

Is there a linux tool that can easily cycle through different video resolutions and display an image so I can check for blurry picture tubes and the like?

Google came up dry.  The best I can think of is knoppix, and letting it reboot and redetect the monitor and video card, and that would give me a subset of possible modes, but I'm more after being able to to be more definitive with the modes I want to show, and to switch between them easily



Tony and Robyn Lewis <beakysnugger at yahoo.co.uk>

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