[Techtalk] Hardware Compatibility LCD Monitor

Maria Blackmore mariab at cats.meow.at
Tue May 20 13:19:53 EST 2003

On Tue, 20 May 2003, Raena Lea-Shannon wrote:

> I am looking for an LCD monitor. I have a very good deal being offered for a 
> Samsung173V TFT LCD Monitor I am running SuSE 8.1 and the Knowledge Database 
> has the Samsung 171M TFT LCD Monitor which seems to be the predecessor of the 
> 173V. 
> Does anyone know if the 173V will be compatible with SuSE 8.1 or for that 
> matter the Linux 2.4.19 kernel?


I cannot see how an LCD monitor can exactly fail to be compatible.  If I
were you, I'd be more worried about it being compatible with the graphics
card, and in turn the graphics card being compatible with your Linux
system :)

In general, if the LCD monitor has an SVGA connector on it, you will run
into no problems at all, short of resolution oddnesses.  If it has a DVI
input, then it very much depends on the graphics card and support for

Maria :)

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