[UFO Chicago] LCDs and Linux

Larry Garfield lgarfiel@students.depaul.edu
Sat, 04 Aug 2001 17:27:47 -0500

Elliot Shank wrote:

> Larry Garfield wrote:
> > Does anyone have any experience with LCD monitors under Linux?  Are
> > there any gotchas that I need to keep in mind?  My assumption is that
> > they're either as cranky as video cards or as easy as keyboards, but I
> > don't know which. :-)
> Not under Linux, but we've got an unbelievable quantity of NEC MultiSync
> LCD1830s at work running with Matrox G400s under NT4.  And let me tell
> you, I am disappointed.  I don't know about other displays, but stay
> away from this one.  Ghosting, burn-in (it's like the return of the
> bad-old days of CRT burn-in), pixels dropping out.  Yucko.  Stay away.

I'll remember that.  The monitor will be used on both a Mandrake box and a
Win2k box, as well.  Burn in is not good.

Another question, only slightly OT.  Does anyone know what "phase" is on an
LCD?  On several monitors I saw in the store, when I played with the phase
part of the screen went out of focus while another part was nice and sharp.
I could get one side of the screen in focus or the other, but not both.  On
others, at the right phase the entire image was perfectly clear.  What
exactly am I doing, and why the difference?

Larry Garfield

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