Probe for monitor (32" LCD TV)
I have a machine that has an Nvidia based video card.
I have a demo unit of a TV from a factory in China that is a 32" LCD.
I also have a 32" ViewSonic LCD TV.
The ViewSonic will display WXGA resolution ,1366x768, no problem in either Windows or any Linux. No issues there.
The demo TV can do WXGA in Windows XP (after nvidia driver install) but, I cannot get any Linux distro to work at all with this unit. An Ubuntu 8.04 live cd will use 1024x768 and just stretch it to make it wide screen. I assume that this is because of the chipset used to provide the VGA input on the TV.
If Windows can do it, then Linux should be able to as well right?
Does a monitor require a driver, or just correct probing for configuration (ie. refresh, horizontal sync, vertical sync)?
Is there a way I can glean the required info from the running Windows to use to configure X on Linux?
Any links to good howtos on this topic?
Any help appreciated.