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Re: HD TV as Monitor


Is it 720p or 1080i or 1080p?

The following modeline makes my 720p 32" HDTV happy:

|    SubSection     "Display"
|        Depth       24
|        Modes      "1680x1050"
|    EndSubSection


On Fri, 2009-03-13 at 16:04 -0400, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> I have a Samsung 42" HD TV. It has a connector for a computer monitor
> input, and I have been trying to get a computer hooked up to use it as
> a monitor with little luck. If the machine runs Windows it will use
> the monitor correctly as a display. If I run Damn Small it will
> display, but the bottom portion of the screen is below the bottom of
> the TV screen. Ubuntu, Knoppix, and Debian all produce "Mode Not
> Supported" messages on the TV but produce no display. If I try to use
> the Debian Install disk to create a new system, the boot up stuff
> displays fine, but when it gets to the first installation screen the
> text is diagonally ripped and unreadable.
> On one of my laptops, even in windows there is no display. (I assume
> that the graphics card in that machine doesn't support the screen
> modes necessary.
> On the machine where windows works, I assume the graphics card is
> capable, and I only need a functional MODE line in the config file.
> At work we use wide screen TVs as monitors in meetings where groups
> need to view the screen, but then we only have Windows machines
> there...
> Does anyone have any idea what the mode line should look like for these devices?
> I also want to take this time to thank you all for the great advances
> that Debian has made since I retired from the group the hardware
> detection and automated update processes are truly wonderful! And,
> thank you for keeping Spider in the distribution, I really appreciate
> it!
> Please CC me on all responses as I am not currently signed up to this
> mailing list.
> Luck,
> Dwarf

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