Re: Identifying monitor for XF86Config ?
On Wed, Sep 20, 2000 at 06:10:17PM +0200, Marcus Crafter wrote:
> Hi All,
> Well, finally got my hands on a Sun Ultra 1 which I've had immense fun
> with over the past couple of days!
> The Debian installation went fine, I'm really impressed with it.
> Last night I started to configure X, however I had one problem. I
> don't know the vert and horiz refresh rate of my (Sun) monitor, nor
> the amount of video ram on my card (Creator 3D). I've got X up and
> running with a borrowed configuration from a friend - but I don't know
> if it's optimal or not.
The Creator3D card has 3 banks of 5MB ram each (A&B buffers plus a Z buffer),
which is exactly enough to run in 32 bit color, double buffered, 1280x1024.
There is a 'highres' (unofficial?) hardware mode which will do 10MB of ram as
one buffer, but graphics operations are somewhat slower. I'd recommend just
> The only thing I can say about the monitor is that its an original
> 20" Sun monitor with model number GDM 20D10. (If there's some other
> way of identifying it please let me know).
> Does anyone know the refresh rates ? or have an XF86Config file that I
> could look at ?
The boot prom might know, actually. I think most of the monitors shipped with
Creator cards could do 76 Hz, and I know 66Hz was a standard refresh rate.
Jon Leonard (JonL on the Creator3D board)