[oclug] Wide monitor?
oclug at kernelpanic.ca
Mon Aug 14 17:07:15 EDT 2006
On Mon, Aug 14, 2006 at 04:36:31PM -0400, mlist at safenet-inc.com wrote:
> Is anyone using a wide-format display?
yes. This laptop has a 1920x1200 display
> b) if the WXGA is nicely/transparently supported by current Linux distros (I
> have SUSE 10.1).
You may have to dig up a modeline for it. Google for it. Most video
cards made in the last 5 years should support it. LCD screens look
much better with DVI. Consider a cheap DVI capable card you don't
already have one.
> Anybody? Is there any risk of images and other stuff being horizontally
> stretched, or is the aspect-ratio stuff pretty well automatic and a
> non-issue (as is seems to be with dual-head)?
Generally it is a non issue.
> a higher-resolution wide-screen and have loveliness, but I'm just wondering
> if there's any advantage to wide,
You might benefit from wide screen. It depends on how you use your
computer. Most of my computer us involves a single window
maximized. Widescreen is next to useless for this. One the other hand
I can fit two 80 col xterms side by side with no overlap and use a
good legible font. Widescreen is great for any sort of development
work. You can read the docs on one half of the screen and work on the
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