Run X Windows On An LG L204WT FLATRON LCD Monitor
The new LG L204WT FLATRON LCD monitor comes with the usual Windoze drivers and info, but nothing about Linux. After a couple of hours of generating modelines with gtf I was able to get 1240 x 720 resolution with a 60Hz scan rate. I have connected the monitor to my NVIDIA GeForce FX card via DVI-D cable. The OS is Mandriva Linux 2006 x86_64.
I have now found a working modeline for LG L204WT
Tadaaa! After some frustration and a great deal of stubborness I have found a working modeline for this L204WT. :D The modeline is:
I calculated it with http://xtiming.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/xtiming.pl specifying only Visible Resolution to 1680x1050 and Dot Clock Frequenc to 140MHz. These setting works like a charm. The picture is fairly sharp and it looks nice.
Modeline "1680x1050@55" 140.00 1680 1712 2240 2272 1050 1071 1081 1103
Hopefully Stampeder and all you other guys stumbling upon this page in the quest for a working solution can have some use of this post.
BTW: Stampeder: You''ve got a email with the above modeline aswell!
Update: DVI is the problem, SVGA works beautifully
I've been trying and trying to make this work and was having constant failure with getting the native 1680x1050 resolution working. I got frustrated and switched video cards in the machine and discovered the problem:
My LG L204WT does not like the DVI input coming from my Nvidia card.
When I put in a different Nvidia card (which has no DVI output) I was immediately able to get the proper native monitor resolution working using a standard SVGA analogue connection. I swapped back the original Nvidia card and this time used the SVGA instead of the DVI and it worked perfectly to give 1680x1050.
DVI is broken, but SVGA works beautifully!