On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 08:26:45PM +0200, Erik Trulsson wrote: > On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 06:29:01PM +0200, Roland Smith wrote: > > On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 06:46:33PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote: > > > > > > I've changed my mind:: if I go to 20" i can get widescreen > > > with 1680x1050, so my current 1284x1024 would fit. IFF > > > xorg know what kind of beast this is:-) > > > > Xorg can "talk" to modern monitors using the ddc2 protocol (but only > > with a DVI connection, AFAICT). > > No, ddc/ddc2b works just fine over a standard analog VGA-connector as well > (assuming both monitor and graphics card supports it, which just about all > devices you can buy today does.) >
This is the "gotcha." I bought a new, high-end SoundBlaster for my Dell; it didn't fit. Dell only works with certain, proprietary cards -- I don't know which ones. So whether or not my Dell 8200 can even be upgraded is a question. (My Ubuntu desktop is the only new computer; it was custom built in '05; I have never popped the cover. It is strictly generic. ...) > > Effectively the monitor tells Xorg what > > it's capable of WRT resolutions, rehresh rates etc. It's pretty neat. > > > > Roland > > > -- > <Insert your favourite quote here.> > Erik Trulsson > [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"