X11 Monitor Database?

Jason Henson jason at ec.rr.com
Wed Jan 19 13:00:48 PST 2005

On 01/19/05 09:18:56, John wrote:
> OK, I've been having a good time installing X.org on laptops, now
> I've got around to a workstation with a "traditional" monitor.  I was
> spoiled in the past by being able to browse a database of known
> monitors,
> where I pretty much always found what I needed.  There is no
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/doc/Monitors with X.org. :(
> I've looked at the handbook, tried to find information on both
> X.org and Xfree86.org (a monitor for one in a monitor for the other),
> but have not had any luck.  Am I just missing it?  I've also done  
> some
> web searches, but they keep returning stuff about designing a monitor
> database. :)  Not quite what I meant.
> --
> John Lind
> john at starfire.MN.ORG

There is a dmcp(or something) setting in your xorg.conf file that  
enables autoconfig by asking the moniter what it wants.  If you check  
your xorg log file I think it spits outall supported modes in there.

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