> Has anyone brought up X with Risc 6000 monitor
> 6091? It is a fixed frequency monitor which only displays
> 1280X1024. I would appreciate details if anyone has used
> this with a linux machine.
I sure have... I run two of them on my Linux box at the office.
Nice monitors. They are limited to:
1280x1024x60Hz (the way they are most often run on RS6k's)
1024x1024x? (weird geometry I've never tried on an RS6k or a PC)
1024x768x? (Why would I want to run such a low resolution? ;)
You'll need two things:
-Hardware that'll drive it. I've used a number of different PC video
cards to talk to these things, including Matrox Milleniums & various
Diamond cards -- the basic requirement is that it supports sync-on-
green signal output. You'll also need a special 15-pin-to-5BNC cable.
These aren't cheap; you can get them at a fair price from Software
Integrators at http://www.si87.com/
-Software configurations that'll work. For XFree you'll need a modeline
that'll drive it at the correct scan rate. Email me if you need it;
I have one that should do the trick. Either XInside's Accelerated X or
MetroLink's MetroX will be easier to get working than XFree (although,
I had to fix the "1280x1024x60Hz" MetroX modeline by hand -- AccelX's
worked first time).
Like I said, I'm running two of these on my desk. At 1280x1024x24bit
color, using two 4MB Matrox Milleniums. It almost makes my Linux box
feel like a real workstation ;)
Senior Systems Integrator
Progressive Computer Concepts, Inc