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Sun GDM-1962 monitor

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by Pablo, May 16, 2004.

  1. Pablo

    Pablo Guest

    I have a GDM-1962 old monitor and want to use it on a PC. I already
    have the 13W3 to VGA adaptor so I guess I only need to configure my
    XF86Config file. Can someone tell me if that is really all I have to
    do or I'm missing something?

    If I'm right, can somebody help me with the configuration?, what do I
    have to do?. I've read and old post about the vertical and horizontal
    frequency, but I'm really not very confortable messing with the
    XF86Config file, so help will be welcomed.

    Thanks in advance.
    Pablo, May 16, 2004
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  2. Isn't this a Linux software question, rather than Sun hardware?
    Shouldn't you mention what operating system you are using that
    includes XF86Config?
    A relatively modern OS that uses XF86Config will also have a software
    configurator for XF86, so you don't have to "mess with the XF86Config
    file" directly. You realize, I presume, that you won't be able to
    see the boot-time messages from the PC BIOS on this monitor.

    Carl Lowenstein, May 17, 2004
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  3. The GDM-1962 is a fixed-frequency composite sync monitor, so the
    great majority of 13w3 adapters will not make it work. There's a
    page on how to build a sync combiner circuit for it here:

    Personally, given the hassle involved in getting one of those monitors
    to work at all (and the limitations on how well it will work even when
    it is made to work), I wouldn't bother.
    the tree by the river, May 17, 2004
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