[ILUG] [OT]VGA adapters
paul at clubi.ie
Wed Nov 1 02:14:13 GMT 2000
On Tue, 31 Oct 2000, Niall O Broin wrote:
> Physical adapters are not the problem, although they will be expensive. The
> problem is that old Sun (and I think Indy as well - both the same or very
> similar Sony monitor AFAIR) monitors are fixed frequency, and won't sync
> with the output of modern graphics cards, unless you have a very tweakable
> card and write an XF86config file to persuade the card to output just the
> right frequencies, and even then, you'll have no display until you go into X.
well, though Sun/SGI computers might just use a st of fixed frequency
modes - the monitor /might/ still be multi-sync capable (esp. if it
les than 5 years old). My Indy's Sony 20" is multi-sync capable.
Eg SGI monitors have been multi-sync capable for quite a few
years. (Sony aren't going to bother stripping out the multi-sync
logic for the Sun/SGI OEM production runs).
so the monitor /might/ be multi-sync capable even though it doesn't
need to be.
course then you run into the sync-on-green problem.
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie
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