Anita Lewis | 2 Jun 21:27 2005

Flat Panel Monitor

I have a chance to get a Dell E173FP, 17" Flat-Panel Monitor for 
$240-regularly $299.  Is that a good thing to get or would you have a 
better recommendation for a flat-panel.  I'm assuming that these things 
work fine with Linux.  Any special things I would need to know about 
configuring to use one?  Do they have horiz and vert rates like the old 
monitors I'm used to?

Thanks.  I only have til tomorrow to make a decision on this.

Anita
Steve | 2 Jun 23:27 2005
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Re: Flat Panel Monitor

Anita Lewis wrote:

> I have a chance to get a Dell E173FP, 17" Flat-Panel Monitor for 
> $240-regularly $299.  

I've never had a stand alone flat panel monitor, but they should be 
pretty much like a lap top screen. Both are LCD's (Liquid Crystal Display) .
All distros I've tried on my lap top have recognized it and installed 
with no problems. Changing monitors on an installed distro might be a 
bit different.
You might try booting in safe mode, switching to the LCD setting, shut 
down, swap monitors and reboot. Most of the LCD's seem to have a 
prefered mode and don't require tweeking the settings.

If you're feeling greedy -- TigerDirect has a 19" for $249

Steve Kist
(a.k.a. LittleBlue, RockHopper)
Howard Rosen | 3 Jun 02:53 2005
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Re: Flat Panel Monitor

Anita,

I don't know a thing about either this monitor (Dell E173FP) or whether 
Linux is okay with it, but I do know that a search on "Dell E173FP" in ebay 
will find you plenty of these monitors, new and a lot cheaper than the 
price you have shown below.  My own ebay recent experience bought me a 
Modem - the Robotics 5610B, which you recently suggested - for all of 
$37.00 and that price includes shipping charges.

Howard

At 03:27 PM 6/2/2005 -0400, you wrote:
>I have a chance to get a Dell E173FP, 17" Flat-Panel Monitor for 
>$240-regularly $299.  Is that a good thing to get or would you have a 
>better recommendation for a flat-panel.  I'm assuming that these things 
>work fine with Linux.  Any special things I would need to know about 
>configuring to use one?  Do they have horiz and vert rates like the old 
>monitors I'm used to?
>
>Thanks.  I only have til tomorrow to make a decision on this.
>
>Anita
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Sam Morgan | 3 Jun 03:14 2005

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Sam Morgan | 3 Jun 03:17 2005

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 r6

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 r6

Version 3.0 r6 of Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody) is out. "This is the
sixth and final update of Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (codename `woody') which
mainly adds security updates to the stable release, along with a few
corrections to serious problems."

http://www.debian.org/News/2005/20050602

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Randy Kramer | 2 Jun 23:32 2005
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Re: Flat Panel Monitor

On Thursday 02 June 2005 03:27 pm, Anita Lewis wrote:
> I have a chance to get a Dell E173FP, 17" Flat-Panel Monitor for
> $240-regularly $299.  Is that a good thing to get or would you have a
> better recommendation for a flat-panel.  I'm assuming that these things
> work fine with Linux.  Any special things I would need to know about
> configuring to use one?  Do they have horiz and vert rates like the old
> monitors I'm used to?
>
> Thanks.  I only have til tomorrow to make a decision on this.

I wouldn't let myself feel rushed--prices on flat panel monitors are coming 
down, and I've seen deals in this price range and lower in the last month or 
so (including places like tigerdirect, Isellsurplus, and local BestBuy / 
CircuitCity / Staples ads.

I looked into them a few years ago, and this is just from memory--at least 
some of them were set up or ideal for a certain resolution--if you use a 
different resolution things won't look as good.  You also want to pay 
attention to brightness and contrast, in general, those aren't as good (yet) 
as for a crt.

I don't think they specify horiz and vert scan rates, but instead focus on 
resolution, i.e. 1600x1200, 1024x768, or whatever.

Also, there is some question about their life expectancy, whether they'll last 
as long as a CRT or not.

Sorry, I don't like to answer when I'm not sure of what I'm talking about--my 
basic message is don't feel rushed, take time to look into specs and so 
forth, and try out the monitor under the conditions that you plan to use it 
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Howard Rosen | 3 Jun 03:58 2005
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Re: Flat Panel Monitor

Anita,

A Google search on E173FP and Linux revealed the following:

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/archive/index.php/t-38208.html

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2004-December/msg04670.html

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/320836

http://www.thisishull.net/archive/index.php/t-65519.html

I hope this list helps you with your decision to purchase the E173FP monitor.

Howard

At 03:27 PM 6/2/2005 -0400, you wrote:
>I have a chance to get a Dell E173FP, 17" Flat-Panel Monitor for 
>$240-regularly $299.  Is that a good thing to get or would you have a 
>better recommendation for a flat-panel.  I'm assuming that these things 
>work fine with Linux.  Any special things I would need to know about 
>configuring to use one?  Do they have horiz and vert rates like the old 
>monitors I'm used to?
>
>Thanks.  I only have til tomorrow to make a decision on this.
>
>Anita
>_______________________________________________
>LinuxBasics.org mailing list
>QnA@...
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Anita Lewis | 3 Jun 12:05 2005
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Re: Flat Panel Monitor

Thanks for the advice about not rushing on this.  As suggested, I did 
look around and found the same monitor for less and also a NEC that 
looks better to me.  I decided to remain with a 17" since I've been 
happy with it on CRT.

The NEC that I found lists the horiz and vertical rates and I see on my 
laptop that there are only generic horiz and vertical rates set in 
xorg.conf.  I had forgotten that the laptop has LCD; so that was good 
information.

The links were informative, too.  It looks like since I have the actual 
refresh rates for the model I am getting, I can just plug them in.

Thanks again everyone.  I'll let you know the outcome once I get the 
monitor.  I'm hoping I don't have issues with fonts like what I have 
read about.  I kind of doubt that since I don't have issues on the laptop.

--

-- 
Anita
http://linuxbasics.org

Stefan Waidele jun. | 3 Jun 13:02 2005

Re: Re: Flat Panel Monitor

Anita Lewis wrote:
> [...]
> I decided to remain with a 17" since I've been 
> happy with it on CRT.

Speaking of the visible screen -rea a 17" LCD is equivalent to a 19" CRT.

Stefan
Stefan Waidele jun. | 3 Jun 15:44 2005

Re: Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 r6

Sam Morgan wrote:
> Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 r6
> 
> Version 3.0 r6 of Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody) is out. "This is the
> sixth and final update of Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (codename `woody')

Shouldn't that read:
"...is the sixth final update..."

Like "Revenge of the Sixth" :)

Stefan

Gmane