[clug] Linux mobo - good and cheap

rpeters at pcug.org.au rpeters at pcug.org.au
Sat Jan 3 07:28:12 GMT 2009

I'm inclined to view this as a hardware problem.

I use three CRT monitors routinely with the openSUSE boot CD.  All have
BNC connectors on the cables.  In that situation, they don't signal DDC to
the PC and xorg should default to a fail-safe resolution.  All swork
correctly.  One reports the resolution of the boot process, which is text
on a splash background, as 640x400 at 70Hz and the second stage, which is an
X-windows based install process, as 800x600 at 60Hz.  If an LCD monitor can't
hack those then maybe it is time to retire it to CCTV duties.

I don't own an LCD monitor, but a bunch of Mitsubishi 17" ones I use
routinely in a class room have no trouble with the openSUSE install


> Algis Kabaila <akabaila at pcug.org.au> writes:
> [...]
>> 3. I would not mind putting in a video card, if it would ensure
>> compatibility
>> with Linux AFA video is concerned.  Actually, I did buy on impulse an
>> Asus video card EAH3450 in the markets for $50.  Tried to google
>> information about it, but did not get anything encouraging and have
>> not come around of putting it in a box. The card is not very useful in
>> its cardboard box.  :) Any suggestions there, bearing in mind that 3D
>> games are of no interest to me?
> Plug the card it, and it should work out of the box without drama, using
> the open source drivers — both 'nv' and 'radeon' drive the 2D parts of
> modern video cards, albeit slowly in some cases...
> I am surprised, I confess, that SuSE don't work nicely with the hardware
> out of the box, but I guess I have been spoiled by using distributions
> that do have solid, and pragmatic, detection and management of modern
> hardware.
> Regards,
>         Daniel

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