Subject: Re: 'unusual' resolutions on X
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/08/2005 20:16:20
In message <>, Peter Seebach writ
>In message <>, David Laight writes:
>>On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 08:21:33PM +0100, Timo Schoeler wrote:
>>> i'm about to purchase a new LCD monitor but before doing this i really
>>> want to prove my CRT (which is a high end 22" Diamondtrom NF) crappy
>>> enough to justify spending the money :D
>>Buy a 20" LCD, you won't regret it....
>Seconded.  I got a Samsung SyncMaster 213T, and I have never been so happy
>and productive in my life.  It is a thing of wonder and joy.

One slight demurrer: my Dell 20" flat panel -- plus the controller with 
a Dell 8400 -- did not work under XFree86; I had to switch to Xorg.  
The impression I have is that the issue was XFree86's ability to get 
the resolution right; it worked, but at too low a resolution.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,