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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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