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TFT/LCD Monitors

Brand Model Autodetected Maximum Resolution SUSE Linux Release Remark
Acer AL1715 Icon-checked.png 1280x1024 10.0, 10.2, 10.3, 11.0, 11.1
Acer AL1723 Icon-checked.png 1280x1024 10.2
Acer AL2021 Icon-checked.png 1600x1200 10.0, 10.1
Acer AL2002W Icon-checked.png 1680x1050 10.3, 11.0
Acer AL2216W Icon-checked.png 1680x1050 11.0, 11.1 * May present issues with the refreshing speed/rate.
Acer AL707 Icon-checked.png 1280x1024 11.1
Acer AL922 Icon-checked.png 1280x1024 (probably much more) 9.2, 9.3, 10.0 in Sax2's monitor database as "ABO ACER AL922" since 10.0, horizontal:30-80 vertical:43-75
Acer H233H Icon-checked.png 1920x1080 10.3, 11.0, 11.1, 11.2
Acer K272HUL Icon-checked.png 2560x1440 42.3, 15.0, 15.1, Tumbleweed
Acer X203W Icon-checked.png

Icon-checked.png autodetected 11.2 and higher
1680x1050 10.0, 10.1 10.2, 10.3 11.0 11.1

11.2 11.3 11.4

12.1 12.2 12.3

13.1 13.2

Leap, Tumbleweed
This LCD monitor is shown in the VESA video timing list by default, incorrect aspect ratio, dimensions, resolution and wrong H-Frequency/V-Frequency. Sax2 monitor database didn't have it listed under Acer. Initially, it was shown under VESA list but should have been under LCD.

Manually added and tweaked: H-Frequency: 31kHz-83kHz V-Frequency: 56-75Hz, Dimensions: Size: 20.0" Wide, 481(width) x 375(height)
openSUSE 11.1 default settings after installation showed "1280x1024" resolution. Reran SaX2 and selected "1680x1050". Graphics card used: Nvidia GeForce 8600GTS

Since the release of openSUSE 11.2, the monitor is now autodetected. It is listed under ACR rather than Acer. H-Frequency: 31kHz-83kHz and V-Frequency: 56-75Hz.

Acer X223W Icon-checked.png 1680x1050 10.4 Incorrect resolution during install, fixed automatically after install.
Asus [1] PB279Q Icon-question.png 3840x2160 13.2 Set by monitor menu to DP 1.2 to enable 60Hz 3840x2160. Stable operation with NVidia GTX750Ti (x11-video-nvidiaG04).
Asus VW222S Icon-cross.png 1680x1050 10.3 Detected with incorrect settings, this monitor is shown by Sax2 as Vesa 1280x1024@60Hz. Changed it to LCD 1680x1050 and set: H-Frequency: 31kHz-80kHz V-Frequency: 56-75Hz, Size: 22.2" Wide. With this settings the monitor works fine. (NVidia 8600GT)
Asus MW221U Icon-cross.png 1680x1050 11.0 When Yast is asked to configure it as a generic 1680x1050 LCD, it accepts that input, but does NOT take it into account and pretends to give a 1600x1024 screen on the test screen, which gives fuzzy characters and screen distortion as well. Moreover, the screen OSD says that the real resolution used is in fact 1240x1024 :-( (NVidia 7600GS)
Benq FP567 Icon-checked.png 1024x768 10.0
Benq FP91G X Icon-checked.png 1280x1024 11.2, 11.3
Benq FP937s+ Icon-checked.png 1280x1024 9.2, 9.3, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 openSUSE 10.3 uses 1024x768 for default. If 3D acceleration is activated 1280x1024 can be used. Perhaps it's a problem with the graphics card: G256P Connect3D ATI X1300XT 256 MB DVI/TV
Benq FP951 Icon-cross.png 800x600 11.0, 11.1 openSUSE uses 800x600 as default, claims to change to the default to 1280x1024 during install resulting in a nearly unreadable screen at 800x600. Installer detected properly at the start. Not selectable in Sax/YaST or thus far configurable. Only major distro that has had trouble with this monitor regardless of video card out of the box (ATI FireGL 3100 (RV37Q) 586+(PC IE))
Dell 1707FP Icon-checked.png 1280x1024 13.1 (x86_64) Works perfectly fine, no issues that I could see.
Dell 2000FP Icon-checked.png 1600x1200 10.0, 10.2
Dell 2001FP Icon-checked.png 1600x1200 10.0, 10.1 Select the "DELL 2001FP (DIGITAL) in YaST config.
Dell 2001FP Icon-checked.png 1900x1200 10.0 VertRefresh incorrect, should be 56-60
Dell 2405fpw Icon-checked.png 1920x1200 42.3, 15.0, 15.1, Tumbleweed
Dell 3007WFPHC Icon-checked.png 2560x1600 11.2 (x86_64), 11.3 (x86_64) incorrect resolution during install, fixed after install
Dell u2414h Icon-checked.png 1920x1080 13.2, 42.1(Leap)
Dell U2913WM Icon-question.png 2560x1080 42.3, 15.0, 15.1, Tumbleweed Only offers manual input selection among DisplayPort, DVI-D, HDMI and VGA. Includes DisplayPort MST (daisy-chain) output. Two inputs can be simultaneously displayed side-by-side. Due to its configurability it is easily made to output a different physical aspect ratio than expected, e.g. 2560x1080 resolution in a 16/9 physical space, or 1920x1080 in a 21/9 physical space (fullscreen).
IC power cm2015 Icon-checked.png 1024x768 10.0 plug it in and go.
Eizo [2] FlexScan S1901 Icon-checked.png 1280x1024@60Hz 10.1
Eizo [3] FlexScan S1910 Icon-checked.png 1280x1024@60Hz 10.1
Eizo [4] FlexScan S2110W Icon-checked.png 1680x1050@60Hz 10.1
Envision [5] H1981 Icon-checked.png 1280x1024@75Hz 11.2 Works out of box
Fujitsu-Siemens P19-2 Icon-checked.png 1280x1024@75Hz 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 11.0, 11.1
Gateway GWY HD1700 Icon-checked.png 1440x900 Range H30-81Hz V50-76Hz 10.3,11.0,11.1
Hanns.G HU172DP 17" Icon-checked.png 1280x1024@60Hz 10.2 Yast2 detected monitor during installation, also set up resolution and refresh rates
Hanns.G HU196D 19" Icon-checked.png 1152x865@75Hz 10.2 Yast2 detected monitor during installation, also set up resolution and refresh rates
HP 1702 at boot, but not as to the model and resolution 1280x1024 10.0, 10.1 Used generic LCD settings for 1280x1024. Does not allow rotate to portrait view. Works fine besides that
HP 1740 Icon-checked.png 1280x1024 10.3
HP f2105 Icon-checked.png 1680x1050 13.1 Works with the nouveau and nvidia drivers, can use full resolution.
HP f2304 Icon-checked.png 1920x1200 10.2, 10.3 Required nvidia drivers for generic LCD settings for 1920x1200.
HP L1945w Icon-checked.png 1440 x 600 11.0 Using ATI 2400 Pro, perfect recognition and setup at this recommended resolution.
HP L2045w Icon-cross.png 1680 x 1050 11.0 Using ATI 2400 Pro card. Required vendor setup disk (included) which somehow miraculously worked! Good at current resolution. Could probably go higher.
HP W2408 Icon-checked.png 1900 x 1200 11.1 Worked out of the box with radeonhd and also fglrx driver. Audio via HDMI works too, after tinkering
Hyundai ImageQuest Q17 Icon-checked.png 1280x1024 10.0
Iiyama AS4316UTC Icon-checked.png 1280x1024 10.0
Iiyama AS4315 Icon-checked.png 1600x1900 10.2 Works just fine, @ 75 mghz, Aspect 4/5
Iiyama E1902WSV Icon-checked.png 1400x900 10.3 Works just fine after one-click install, @ 60 mghz, Aspect 16/10
Iiyama E1902WSV Icon-checked.png 1400x900 11.0 Resolution not supported by Nvidia drivers. Success by adding modeline Nd modes to /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Iiyama Prolite E2209HDS Icon-checked.png 1920x1080 11.3,11.4,12.1 D-Sub and DVI worked out of the box with most ATI and nVidia graphics cards under test. However "Input Not Supported" boot-time error messages appeared with a Radeon 9550 AGP card when connected via via D-Sub but all subsequent screens were OK. Connecting via DVI solved this problem completely. HDMI connection was not tested with openSUSE.
Lenovo L2251x Icon-checked.png 1680x1050 42.3, 15.0, 15.1, Tumbleweed
Lenovo L2440pwC Icon-checked.png 1920x1200 42.3, 15.0, 15.1, Tumbleweed
LG E2240T Icon-checked.png 1920x1080 11.4
LG L245WP Icon-checked.png 1920x1200 11.1

If detected as HDTV and starting in HDMI 1080p mode, follow the steps below to set the correct resolution.

  1. shutdown (required to fully reinitialize graphics output)
  2. connect flat panel to graphics card using old-fashioned vga (DSUB) cable
  3. start linux, login to X and start nvidia-settings
  4. run Acquire EDID and save edid.bin to some directory
  5. add the following line to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf in Section Device for graphics adapter:
  6. Option "CustomEDID" "DFP-0:/full/path/to/edid.bin"
    DFP-0 is Digital Flat Panel connected to 1st DVI connector on your nvidia card
  7. be sure to put proper path to edid.bin
  8. reboot
Lucky Goldstar Flatron 17 Icon-checked.png 1280x1024 10.0
Lucky Goldstar Flatron M203WX Icon-checked.png 1680x1050 10.0 Requires video card with card driver which supports this mode
MITSUBISHI RDT178S 1280x1024 10.0 horizontal:31-81 vertical:56-75
NEC MultiSync EA243WM Icon-checked.png 1920x1200 42.3, 15.0, 15.1, Tumbleweed
NEC MultiSync LCD1970NXP Icon-checked.png 1280x1024 10.0, 10.1, 10.2 horizontal:30-81 vertical:50-75
Philips 190S Icon-cross.png 1280x1024 10.3, 11.0, 11.1 Its not autodetected but from the Yast database the 109S(109S1) is a good selection. Horizontal: 30-83 kHz, vertical: 56-76 Hz.
Samsung SyncMaster 171s Icon-checked.png 1280x1024 10.2, 11.1
Samsung 712N Icon-checked.png 1280x1024 10.0
Samsung 930B Icon-checked.png 1280x1024 10.2, 10.3, 11.0, 11.1 Horizontal: 30-81 kHz Vertical: 56-75 kHz
Samsung 931cw Icon-cross.png 1280x1024 10.3 You must select a low resolution using F3 during installation, you can update the settings after installation. Use VGA=normal in bootloader. I used LCD-->1280x1024 in sax2 but did not test widescreen resolutions.
Samsung 997DF SyncMaster Icon-question.png Icon-question.png 11.1 Horizontal: Icon-question.png Vertical: Icon-question.png
Samsung 2043BW Icon-checked.png 1680x1050 11.1 - 11.4
Samsung 206BW Icon-checked.png 800x600/1680x1050 10.3, 11.0, 11.1 Works fine if set to "-->LCD 1680X1050@60HZ"
Samsung 2232GW Icon-cross.png 800x600/1680x1050 10.2
Samsung 2220WM Icon-cross.png 800x600/1680x1050 11.0,11.1 Not autodetected and had to use a CRT monitor for the instalation of 11.0 & 11.1,because the frequency is not the recommended one (60Hz), so I used a CRT monitor to install the OS, but after installation it can be loaded from the disk it comes with
Samsung 225 BW Icon-cross.png 1680x1050 11.0 Required editing a text file. You must select a low resolution using F3 during installation, you can update the settings after installation.The default configuration possibilities given by SuSE are invalid and result in screwy display. I modified the "Monitor" section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf to read:

 Section "Monitor"
 DisplaySize  474 296
 HorizSync    30-81
 Identifier   "Monitor[0]"
 Option       "DPMS"
 VendorName   "SAM"
 VertRefresh  56-75
 Modeline     "1680x1050"  146.2 1680 1784 1960 2240 1050 1053 1059 1089

Also, replace all "Modes" entries in the "Screen" section (depending on what you've chosen before, e.g. "1280x1024") by "1680x1050". The section "Modes" which may be present and contain a modeline defining the mode you want to replace may be commented out or deleted.

Then after rebooting the computer the display was absolutely perfect. Be sure to make a back-up of the original xorg.conf file before making any modifications.

Samsung 226 NW/BW Icon-checked.png 1680x1050 NW: 10.2/10.3/11.0 BW: 10.3/11.0-3
Samsung 2443 BW Icon-checked.png 1920x1200 11.1
Samsung 2343 BWX Icon-checked.png 2048x1152 11.3 Worked correctly after install. No additional configuration needed.
Samsung 2493HM Icon-checked.png 1920x1200 11.1/11.2
Samsung 940NW Icon-cross.png 1440x900 10.3/11.0 None of sax2, nvidia-settings (test done with a 7600GS, NVidia proprietary driver) or YaST seem to work, so edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf, set ModeLine "1440x900" 106.5 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 and add the "1440x900" everywhere including Option "PreferredMode" "1440x900"
Samsung SyncMaster P2270 Icon-checked.png 1920x1080 12.1 Works out of the box.
Samsung T260 Icon-cross.png 1920x1200 11.1/11.2 WVXGA 16:10 Wide screen 25.5". Works well.
Yusmart 198IP workable from previous CRT settings at boot 1440x900 10.1/10.2/10.3/11.00 Configure via Yast. Select generic LCD 1440x900. I had nVidia drivers installed for my graphics
Sharp LL-M17W1U Icon-checked.png 1280x768 10.1 Autodected as a generic LCD. Inserting the utility disk and doing further configuration in Yast allows autodetection of the model as well
ViewSonic VA1703wb Icon-checked.png 1400x900 11.0 Just run "sax2 -r" and reboot after the driver is installed.
ViewSonic VA902b Icon-cross.png 1280x1024 10.1 After install and reboot, KDE outputs an unsupported signal. FYI: Monitor supports these Refresh Rates: Horizontal: 30~82kHz, Vertical: 50~85Hz. I found a solution... Will add it soon
ViewSonic VG500 Icon-checked.png 1024x768 10.3
ViewSonic VX922 Icon-checked.png 1024x768 10.2

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CRT Monitors

Brand Model Autodetected Resolution SUSE Linux Release Remark
Envision EN-780e Icon-checked.png 1024x768 10.0, 10.1 Refresh rate defaulted to 88Hz, max supported by monitor is 85. I didn't realize this, until over time the monitor was dying. First the display would jump from taking up the full screen to taking up more, or less than the full screen (the sides being expaded or cut off). Then one day, the monitor didn't work at all on this configuration, but did work under proper configuration.
LG F700B Icon-checked.png 1024x768 10.0 VertRefresh and HorizSync are incorrect, should be 50-160 for VertRefresh and 30-71 for HorizSync. Refresh rate is also incorrect, should be 85Hz for optimal 1024x768 resolution. I had to put # before "UseModes "Modes[0]"" line in xorg.conf to fix refresh rate.
Philips 107T5 Icon-checked.png 1024x768 10.1 No problems noted.
Samsung SM997MB Icon-checked.png 1280x1024@73Hz
10.0 lower resolutions are at 73Hz too, but maybe it can be configured somehow.
(SM stands for SyncMaster)
Sony CDP-420GS Icon-checked.png 1152x864@75Hz 9.2
Viewsonic GA771 Icon-cross.png 1280x1024@60Hz 11.1 Does not autodetect, but can be selected and works fine.
Viewsonic PF77 OptiSync Icon-checked.png 1280x1024@60Hz 11.0, 11.1 Autodetected and works perfectly