Some doubts about drivers and configuration regarding hardware (LCD monitor) lifespan
A few days ago, vertical lines of stuck pixels started to appear on the right corner of my monitor.
Some weeks or maybe a bit more, I've finally adjusted correctly (I hope) xorg's config for this monitor, which would be 1800x1024, 75hz, according to some old knoppix-derivate generated xorg which I copied to my "non-live" install (Debian).
Before that, the resolution was 1152x864, I think, I don't remember the hz for sure.
Now with the vertical lines I was looking for some possible solution (apparently there is none :( ) and I've noticed two things:
- Nvidia Xserver Settings GUI says the monitor is CRT, when it's LCD (samsung syncmaster 940b)
- the just "nv" driver uses the same maximum resolution, but only 60hz.
Is this (nv's) setting preferable? Could the hz difference between the drivers have shortened the lifespan of the monitor? And what about Nvidia Xserver settings GUI saying it's a CRT? I can't find anything about CRT on xorg.conf, is this something that could have made a difference too, or it does not affect how the system treats the monitor in any way?
I've also noticed that there's a difference on how windowed videos play (mplayer). With the nvidia driver, there was some weird flickering of black horizontal lines on the edges or somewhere near the edge (this could be solved by resizing the window or watching fullscreen); some videos wouldn't even play properly, instead, they'd look more or less like slideshows, when rewinding or fast-forwarding it would jump a little then play for less than a second, and then stay still. Just replacing "nvidia" by "nv" on xorg.conf, everything else equal, solved these things.