Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 15217
XConfigurator: add support for Olidata monitors.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:57 EDT
I know you'll probably close this bug/rfe without further action or maybe
declass it to "enhancement/low priority", but I have to try... and I
consider this a bug because if you can't get a release as rh70 to detect
and properly setup your monitor this is a bug for me.
In Italy Olidata has a big market share. Its monitors are taiwanese
(maybe) stuff rebranded as Olidata. Since rh6.x (never tried rh < 6.x), I
could not install a rh release that properly detected these monitors.
Everytime I have to hack XF86Config, whose complete syntax I don't want to
learn (I don't have neither the time nor the will to do it), to get
something. But it's always something not usable for a long time (ie.: few
resolutions, few colors, flickering, ...)
Tell your Italian engineers to contact Olidata (www.olidata.it) and
arrange for Olidata to give you the real taiwanese specs so that you can
include support for their monitors; maybe you'll find out you already
support these monitors under their real taiwanese names.
If your Italian engineers cannot do such a thing (add support for Italian
specific things to the Red Hat distro) who can do it?
I _repeat_: Olidata has a great market share in Italy.
I intentionally don't give you details about my monitor because I want
this to be solved for all of us (Olidata users) and not just for me (my
Certainly I can get the specs from my monitor's manual, and chose "custom"
in XConfigurator, but what you get is maybe 640x480 if you I'm lucky, or
800x600 with color/trembling problems.
The monitor is capable of 800x600@85
For you info, randomly Xconfigurator detects my monitor as I]L6525 with
wrong frequency ranges.
A very frustrated user.
Sorry, but we really need to have the data to add it and I don't think we have
engineers in Italy.