[xubuntu-users] more video trouble

Andrew Kane googoleyes at gmail.com
Sun Aug 24 22:55:49 UTC 2008

> I never saw a 17" CRT (cathode ray tube, that is), which displays
> 1280x1024 properly, are you sure?

    Yes, quite certain. You can look up the specs for "ViewSonic 17PS"
if you like, but as mentioned I've been running this monitor at that
resolution for several years without trouble. Before that I had a MAG
multisync (don't remember the model name though) also run at

>> That's a good idea, but this particular card has no DVI out. I don't
>> know the actual vendor since the card came with the machine and has no
>> labeling to speak of.
> Strange. I do have a stripped down version (9200 SE) in use (actually
> I removed it from my Linux box to a windows PC, since ATI supports
> windows way longer than Linux ;-( )
> And even this lowest cost, lowest performance 9200 has DVI out.

Oops, my bad! I was pretty certain there was no DVI out, but went and
looked at the back of the machine anyway- and sure enough there is
one. Duhhhh...
Of course, I'm pretty sure this monitor does not support DVI but it
will be nice to have when / if I switch to an LCD. Also someone has
given me another MAG of about the same vintage which may or may not
have DVI in- it seems unlikely but I haven't examined it yet.

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