I've got the Fixed-Frequency Monitor (Hereinafter referred to as "The
Curse Of Cthulu") that I was asking about working, running X under
RedHat 6.2 without any problems.
It turns out, after much banging-head-against-wall, that the trick for
separate synch, fixed frequency monitors is to use just about any
valid modeline for the appropriate resolution levels that ends in
This last bit is crucial, and I couldn't find it in any documentation
anywhere. Wouldn't work at all before, worked first try after adding that
bit. After it's close enough to be legible, fine-tune the whole thing with
Having said that, I've got a 35$ ATI Rage Pro video card, and I understand
that this will work for any ATI (Rage or better) card.
I bought this 75-pound, bigger-than-Jesus, black and white monitor for
almost nothing at one of the departmental Get Rid Of All The Old *
sales here at Carleton U - this kind of thing is worth looking into, if
you're looking for something inexpensive and goddamn huge. You'd expect
the Curse of Cthulu to have that last quality, of course, but I'm still
impressed with it.
The specific monitor was a RasterOps SuperScan MC 21M. It runs at
1152x870, it's about two feet across, and it works like a charm.
Working Modeline(s) available on request. Sorry, but they're not handy.