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  1. #1

    find my monitor specs

    hello, i have a monitor that has no brand name, i got it my pc in 2001, could anyone suggest a program that finds the specifications such as some sort of brand name so i can configure it properly when installing vidalinux.

  2. #2
    All information you might need for your monitor is vert/horiz synch rate and max resolution. Usually you can see these specs on the sticker on the back side of the monitor.

  3. #3
    or in the instruction manual

    man moniter
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    Two suggestions:
    1) It's probably a plug-and-play monitor, so you could hook it up to a Windows computer. You can then find out it's characteristics by looking at the display settings.
    2) If that's no good, how about posting anything on any labels on the back of the monitor. Someone may be able to use that info to track it down.

    Sorry I can't give you the name of a program that'll do it.

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    The program you want to use is, I believe, 'ddcmon'. However, I have no idea how to use it and I couldn't find anything particularly useful with a quick Google.

    Looking at the sticker on the monitor would probably be much easier...
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    Mine are just on the sticker.

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