> On Mon, Sep 13, 1999 at 09:16:12AM -0400, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> > > Most of the hardware that windows 98 can find in your PC and SUPPORTED
> > > in Linux can be found quite easily. Try the latest distributions
> > > (Redhat Loxar, Caldera OpenLinux 2.3, SuSE 6.2 etc)
> > I pointed this out. Detecting the hardware all or most of the time isn't
> > the problem although sometimes detecting ram and clock settings seems
> > deficient.
> How does windows find these infos? Normally it doesn't even look for it. I
> have yet to see a Windows fresh install that does _not_ come up in
> Is there someone working on "Monitor PnP" (DDC?) or something?, that would
> probably be the way to go. Steal infos from Windows is not bad, but not
> everybody has Windows.
It is indeed DDC and the RedHat Beta (Lorax) currently uses ddc probing to
determine timings for your monitor.
-- Jeremy Katz http://linuxpower.org
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