Re: Corel Setup Design Proposal
On Sat, 8 May 1999, Oliver Elphick wrote:
> Brandon Mitchell wrote:
> >On Fri, 7 May 1999, Andreas Jellinghaus wrote:
> >> pretty easy: every recent graphic card is pci or agp, so it's detected as
> >> pci device and listed in the /proc file...
> >>From what I understand, this would only give you the video card. The
> >other half (and the more painful part in my opinion) is the monitor. Is
> >there some way to auto-detect a monitor, or is this a lowest common
> >denominator problem (i.e. small resolution and refresh)?
> Would it be in any way feasible to ask the user to put in his manufacturer's
> floppy and get the necessary data out of that? The format must be known,
> because every manufacturer must supply data for the Windows registry.
For Corel, maybe. For Debian, I doubt it. It would severly limit the
number of monitors supported (I have 4 around here, no disks, and no
M$ to be seen). Simple resolution, vsync and hsync work for me. When I
don't know, a conservative guess would work. I believe Red Hat does this.
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