Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it
Posted Mar 26, 2011 20:40 UTC (Sat) by roelofs
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Parent article: Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it
That was the big selling point of the expensive 'multisync' monitors -- you couldn't wreck them that way. :-)
"Expensive" being the key word... This was a multisync, but either it didn't have the circuitry to detect out-of-range signals, or else its parts were borderline. (It did survive my settings for at least a couple of months, and I believe its replacement did, too, though it's possible I tweaked things.)
Hmmm...just found a 1997 XF86Config:
Identifier "KFC 17-inch"
VendorName "Kuo Feng Corporation"
HorizSync 31-70 # multisync
VertRefresh 45-90 # multisync
# 67Hz 1152x864 mode (hsync = 63.1kHz, refresh = 67Hz)
HTimings 1152 1200 1296 1504
VTimings 864 866 869 904
Flags "-HSync", "-VSync"
# better 1280x1024 mode (hsync = 64kHz, refresh = 60Hz)
HTimings 1280 1288 1472 1712
VTimings 1024 1025 1028 1054
I had forgotten all about interlaced modes (one of the 1024x768 settings) and the need for special, lower-res modes to accommodate graphics cards that either didn't have enough memory to support 16bpp at full res (e.g., 2MB ATI Mach32) or couldn't crank up the dot clock high enough or both.
Good ol' days, indeed...
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