Apple 30" Monitor
dsavage at peaknet.net
dsavage at peaknet.net
Tue Jun 26 00:52:48 UTC 2007
Software anti-aliasing may not work in all cases. Even in Windows I've
seen several flat panel monitors whose displays look terribly pixelated
and "stair-steppy" when set to display any resolution less than their
designated max. When a video signal syncs up 1:1 with the horizontal and
vertical pixels in the display, voila! If your Apple's video card can
support 2560x1600 (even if only 16-bit), I'd give it a try. (That's a
16:10 aspect ratio rather than 16:9, if it matters.)
Fairview Heights, IL
Not sure about the actual resolution, but as far as fuzzy fonts go, you
> should change anti-aliasing setting.
> In Control Center go to Appearance & Themes -> Fonts. There's a
> Configure button next to "Use anti-aliasing for fonts". Play around with
> those settings and see which one works better for you. My favorite is
> Use sub-pixel hinting RGB and Hinting style set at Full.
> Note that only newly-launched applications will use these settings.
> Also, I'm using FC6 with KDE, so apologies if you don't have the applet
> in the same place.
> As far as resolution, have you tried adding your resolution to Display
> subsection like so:
> SubSection "Display"
> Viewport 0 0
> Depth 24
> Modes "2560x1600"
> Michael J. McGillick wrote:
>> I'm running Fedora 7 on a Mac Pro with an ATI Radeon X1900 XT and an
>> 30" HD Cinema LCD monitor. I've been doing a lot of reading on how to
>> properly set up my xorg.conf file, however, I've not been able to get
>> far. I'd appreciate any help, or pointers in the right direction.
>> The problems I'm having are:
>> - The highest resolution that the I can set through System >
>>> Display is 1920 x 1440 (This monitor supports 2560x1600).
>> - In all resolutions, the font is incredibly fuzzy. I have to leave the
>> monitor set at 1280x1024, as any higher resolution and the text is
>> - The background graphics and images are also fuzzy.
>> To date, here is what I've done:
>> - Installed Fedora - In the Gnome desktop, if I go to System >
>> Administration > Display, on the Hardware tab, I'm told that the monitor
>> type is Cinema HD (autoconfigured) and the Video Card is ATI
>> Inc R580 [Radeon X1900 XT] (Primary). This leads me to believe that the
>> Fedora installer recognized my hardware.
>> - Examined xorg.conf - If I look in xorg.conf, I see a listing for vesa
>> instead of the Radeon driver. I did some reading and apparently there is
>> problem with the current 8.37.6 version of the ATI driver in that it
>> segfaults the X server. (Please correct me if my understanding is wrong)
>> - Followed several different threads that talk about similar problems
>> mine, but never a solution posted. In many cases, the user had the same
>> graphics card as mine, but not the same monitor.
>> - Researched how to configure an LCD monitor in xorg.conf only to learn
>> that most LCD monitors do not have a refresh rate in the traditional
>> and so you can leave the entire monitor section out of xorg.conf.
>> Apparently it gets detected automatically.
>> I'm a new user and would really like to be able to get up and running.
>> As with any new user, I'm frustrated that I haven't been able to figure
>> out on my own. At this point, I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, and
>> really use some help.
>> The xorg.conf that got created was:
>> # Xorg configuration created by system-config-display
>> Section "ServerLayout"
>> Identifier "single head configuration"
>> Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
>> InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
>> Section "InputDevice"
>> Identifier "Keyboard0"
>> Driver "kbd"
>> Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
>> Option "XkbLayout" "us"
>> Section "Device"
>> Identifier "Videocard0"
>> Driver "vesa"
>> Section "Screen"
>> Identifier "Screen0"
>> Device "Videocard0"
>> DefaultDepth 24
>> SubSection "Display"
>> Viewport 0 0
>> Depth 24
>> Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
>> - Michael
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