LCD Monitor recommendations

J. Stewart Schneider stew.schneider at
Sun Feb 11 03:05:41 UTC 2007

Lokeey wrote:

hey stewart, i had a similar issue, not as bad, though...mine was acting a
lil on the goofy side as well. i had about 8 or 9 different xorg.conf files.

Hehehe...I got 12!

so with that said, what have you done to this point? what kind of video card
are you using and have you updated your drivers and messed with the kernel
at all prior to all this?

I leave the kernel alone. That's too scarey! The machine is an older Gateway
with onboard graphics. Kubuntu detects the card as i810, and the driver as
i810. The monitor is a nice 17" labeled SYS, and Knoppix detects it as that.
Kubuntu just says "Plug 'n Play".

In terms of fixing things, the last few times it has fouled up, it has
"fixed itself" as I reported. Eventually, things work out. That's goofy and
bothers me a good deal. It just makes no sense that the boot sequence should
display properly, but when X starts, or at least, when I log in, things go
south and the screen goes black. Eventually, as I indicated, even that
resolves, and I'm back up and going.

Any hints?

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