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Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:38 am 
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Hi!

My old 19'' sgi/sony monitor is dead. As I've to buy a new one, I'd prefer to choose a LCD, and if possible a wide aspect ratio one.
I'm very interested in this model: BenQ FW202W (http://www.benq.com/Products/product.cfm?product=608&page=features)

I suspect there will be some troubles using it with my Octane MXE. Am I right? And if not, can you please explain me how to configure the graphic board to display 1680x1050?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Raphaël


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I've built a custom 1680x1050 res at 60Hz which works fine with my Dell 2005FPW. There's a tar file here with three files in it: the .vfs, which is the description of the format, the .sdb, which is the compiled format and should go in /usr/gfx/ucode/MGRAS/2RSS/ and a script call_vfc which runs VFC to turn the .vfs into the .sdb should you want to modify the format. You'd need vfc installed to do that.

Just stick the .sdb in with all the other .sdbs in the folder above and the format should appear in Display Properties.

You might want to check if that screen supports sync-on-green, which it needs to to run off an SGI. That said Dell makes no mention of that but mine works fine... your mileage may vary :-)


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If you run IMPACT at 1600x1200, you use so much videoram for the framebuffer that you loose the Z buffer, I believe. There was an issue like that that kept me from running my Indigo2 MaxImpact above 1280x1024, at least
Don't know about 1680x1050, but it would be a shame if your MXE were reduced to a 2D framebuffer. You may want to try such a mode (with or without a monitor attached) and run glxinfo to see what you've left, before you spend money on such a display...

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Thanks a lot for THE answer!

I will check asap if sog is "enabled".

I will report here the sog capabilities for 2 or 3 monitors if anybody else is interested.


Raphaël


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On Octane MXE there doesn't seem to be a memory issue with any sensible resolution, even up to 1920x1200. Certainly my 1680x1050 format runs with Z and double buffering.


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Here are the result of my research (still not complete):

philips 200W6CS: SOG, separated, composite
benq FP202W: waiting for an answer
dell 2005FPW: SOG (after lewis)
dell 2001PF: not found yet.

Have a good day


Raphaël

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BetXen wrote:
Here are the result of my research (still not complete):

philips 200W6CS: SOG, separated, composite
benq FP202W: waiting for an answer
dell 2005FPW: SOG (after lewis)
dell 2001PF: not found yet.

Have a good day


Raphaël


Any luck with the Benq?

I'm thinking of pickup up one myself ..


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Hello thunng8

Non. I haven't received answer to my two mails. But of course I'm interested to read your feedback if you finally choose one of them.

Good luck.


Raphaël

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:A3504L: :A3504L: 16xItanium2 1.6, L2 9MB (neon)
:Fuel: R16k 800 V12, 2Gb, M-Audio, 36+147GB HD, 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Classic (nitrogen)
:Octane2: Dual R14k 600 V6, 2Go, HD (173Go, 34Go) (carbon)
:Octane: R10k 400 MXE, 1280Mo (lithium) / 2xR10k 300 SSE,... (fluorine)
:O2: R10k 195, 512Mo (hydrogen) / R5k 180, 512Mo (sodium) / R5k 180->200 motherboard and PM only
:Indigo2IMP: R10k 195, HighImpact, 160Mo (helium) / R4400 125, Extreme, 160Mo (boron)
:O200: :O200: twin O200, 4xR12k 270, 2Go, HD (4x18Go) (beryllium)
:Indigo: R4k 100, 80Mo, LG1, 9GB HD, Python 25601 tape (magnesium])
:4D70G: 4D70GT... my very first one (now property of musée bolo and the foundation mémoires informatiques)
See the hinv/gfxinfo posts here.


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BetXen wrote:
Hello thunng8

Non. I haven't received answer to my two mails. But of course I'm interested to read your feedback if you finally choose one of them.

Good luck.


Raphaël


Thanks for your reply .. but I don't think I've buy that monitor if its not verified to work with an Octane.


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Has anyone had success with these adaptors on a non-SOG monitor?

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/SGI-13W3-Octane- ... dZViewItem

The listing claims it will work on any monitor as long as the resolution is supported Maybe it will work on a Benq FP202W even if it is not SOG?


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