4040Re: external input/output
- May 7, 2001Brian,
I have the 15" SXGA+ screen which is why the modeline lists the
I also remembered something else: I think I might not be using
XFree86 4.0.3 as downloadable. I think I recompiled the r128.o module
because the more recent code has better support for the LCD/CRT
combination. Not positive though.
--- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., Brian M Dial <bdial@r...> wrote:
> Thanks for the info. What configuration are you using these values on?
> I have an i8k with the UXGA display, and have slightly different values
> than you. If you have the same configuration I may give them a shot and
> see if it's any better.
> dan@k... wrote:
> > Brian,
> > Mouse: no idea about this. For me, I have an external PS/2 keyboard
> > and USB mouse so I haven't run into any problems. Actually, I do have
> > a PS/2 mouse, but that's used with the docking station/port replicator
> > which has both a mouse port and a keyboard port so no splitter is
> > Monitor: with XFree86 4.0.3, you should be able to define the external
> > frequency you want. For example, I use:
> > Section "Monitor"
> > Identifier "Monitor0"
> > VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
> > ModelName "Monitor Model"
> > # Option "DPMS"
> > HorizSync 30-150
> > VertRefresh 50-250
> > Modeline "1400x1050" 159.0 1400 1464 1784 1912 1050 1052 1064
> > 1098 -HSync -VSync
> > EndSection
> > This is 76Kz. You also need the device option:
> > Option "UseBIOSDisplay"
> > What this does for me is if the monitor is attached, it will boot on
> > it with a refresh of 76Hz. If no external monitor is attached, it
> > uses the LCD. If I want symultanious mode, I boot with the monitor
> > and hit Fn-F8 to cycle, but this results in the monitor at 60Hz. This
> > is fine by me as a rarely use symul mode. When I'm at my desk, I want
> > the monitor only.
> > I can post my entire config if needed.
> > Enjoy!
> > Dan Kulp
> > dan@k...
> > --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., Brian M Dial <bdial@r...> wrote:
> > > I recently got a Inspiron 8000 laptop. After a bout with the pcmcia
> > > (which made me discover this list) everything is working peachy.
> > > that I'm using this as my primary workstation at work, I felt
> > > to attach a few devices to it to make working easier. I've run
> > > few issues though I was wondering if others had experienced.
> > >
> > > 1. keyboard/mouse
> > >
> > > I *hate* the touchpad, and the little keyboard stick. The first
> > > tried was using one of what my coworkers said was a splitter for
> > > laptops that would allow me to use both an external ps2 keyboard and
> > > mouse in the one ps2 port on the inspirons. I plugged it in,
> > > very jerky and scrambled problems using the keyboard and mouse. It
> > > wasn't too much of a problem, since I could hook a USB mouse up
> > > use the ps2 for keyboard. I'm curious if this is an issue with
> > > perhaps my coworker lied to me about the usefulness of this
> > >
> > > 2. Monitor
> > >
> > > I've hooked up a viewsonic PS790 to my laptop, and it works fine.
> > > However, I know that the refresh rates I have for the laptop,
> > > from a user-submitted XF86Config posted here and other places,
> > > right for the monitor. The image is still useable, but I've noticed
> > > that my eyes seem to be a bit more taxed. Is there any solution
> > > problem other than maintaining 2 XF86Config files based on
> > > using an external monitor or not?
> > >
> > > I appreciate any input.
> > >
> > > -Brian
> > >
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> > > Brian M Dial
> > > UNIX Systems Administrator
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