New widescreen monitor, old radeon card - will this not work?
odilist at sonic.net
Sun Sep 3 20:16:57 PDT 2006
Yes, you'd think, but no. I got a $50 GeForce 6200 LE/256M card and it works,
as long as I use the proprietary driver. With the standard nv driver that
xorgconfig came up with, it was just as bad as the Radeon.
The nvidia config utility did not add extra lines to the config file,
On Sunday 03 September 2006 09:12, Atom Powers wrote:
> I don't know of any reason a less-that-eight-year-old Radeon card
> couldn't support that resolution. I think you only need <64MB video
> memory to support that resolution at 32bit color. Some monitors need
> extra settings in the config line though.
> I have recently tested 1680x1050,32bit color with Nvidia 6600, 6800,
> 7900 cards. (On MS Win, linux though. )
> On 9/3/06, Oliver Iberien <odilist at sonic.net> wrote:
> > As usual, as soon as I post, I discover the correct search string to get
> > me to the answer:
> > http://www.mail-archive.com/freebsd-questions%40freebsd.org/msg147148.htm
> > This poster even bought the same monitor I did. Does anyone know: Will
> > newer nvidia cards generally work at this resolution? It seems safest
> > just to get the one he did.
> > > I have a new monitor with the following specs:
> > > Horiz 31-87 kHz
> > > Vert 56-75 Hz
> > > 1680x1050 at 60Hz
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