I have been on a 3 year quest to dump my old Sony CRT monitor and replace it with an LCD monitor, but I keep getting sidetracked. I am looking for suggestions (recommendations really) for a high end/quality LCD monitor. Resolution must be 1920x1200 or higher (NOT 1080), and most likely 24in display. It would be really nice with dual-inputs so I can add both my desktop and laptop. A built in USB hub would also be pretty useful.
Recent versions of Linux and the Xorg X-Windows system have been engineered to require very little configuration settings to properly detect graphics options and display resolutions. In most cases graphics should “just work”. The Xorg system stores all its configuration options in the file: xorg.conf. Many distributions including Fedora and CentOS keep this file in the /etc/X11/ directory. In the past this file would contain a great deal of information that was not easy to setup.
When I built my server, I only used a CD-RW/DVD-ROM combination drive. Whenever I remotely downloaded a ISO using wget or bittorrent, I would have to copy the 2-4GB file(s) from my server to either my desktop or laptop. I finally caved, and bought a DVD-RW drive for my server (even though it will get minimal usage). (This was all on my CentOS 5 server, I executed these commands entirely remotely.
There was some discussion on the fedora-devel list about changing the default architecture for 32-bit Fedora. Which would mean that users running 32-bit Fedora with modern CPU’s will see some improvement, while older hardware will need to be supported by some secondary means or not at all. There are some good points in the thread, but the question I found myself asking was: “Why do I still run 32-bit Linux at all?
I am currently in the process of installing a new hard drive on my laptop. The 100GB was not enough. I have not had time to install Fedora on it. I found out I have some hardware failure on my desktop. This is where I did majority of my testing. I have not had time to find a new UPS since my main one failed a few weeks ago. This is probably a priority since I run my server on it.