FYI: DDC should detect the monitor type on instillation if the monitor
and display card support it.
Short for Display Data Channel,
a VESA standard
for communication between a monitor and a video adapter. Using DDC, a monitor can
inform the video card about its
properties, such as maximum resolution
and color depth. The video card can
then use this information to ensure that the user is presented with
valid options for configuring the display
This should be picked up by Fedora.
On Sat, 9 Sep 2006, Thufir wrote:
From: Thufir <hawat thufir gmail com>
Subject: screen resolution
I'm just starting to research screen resolution. I want to safely
increase my screen resolution, but first need to make notes on how to
recover, via the fedora rescue CD, in the event things go wrong.
At this point I'm just thinking aloud, but please do chime in! :)
'If you want resolutions above 800*600, you will need to Change it from
generic monitor, to generic 1024Ã—768 Monitor (or whatever resolution
you want), and then you will be able to select higher resolutions from
the drop down list.'
So, apparently, I just need to change the monitor type. To confirm,
FC5 is the first Fedora version to use modular X? I'm running FC5.
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