Re: Apple Cinema Display on Fedora Core 1?
From: Joel Jaeggli (joelja_at_darkwing.uoregon.edu)
To: fedora list <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 16:46:21 -0800 (PST)
The reall issue with apples newer displays is the the pull 28volts dc over
the dislay cable to power the monitor. no video-card will accomidate that
without the appropriate connector on the card and mainboard, and a
suitable power supply (basically a mac). alternativly you can use a
suitable dvi-adc adapter (http://www.smalldog.com/product/41337)with a
video card with a dvi output. for linux with open source drivers an ati
radeon 9000pro is a nice card...
personally I found the studio 23" monitor to be somewhat underwhelming
compared to some of the alternatives in that price range but displays are
a highly individualized taste.
On Wed, 10 Mar 2004, David L Norris wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-03-10 at 01:01, Christopher Bottaro wrote:
> > well, it took a month for me to realize that i like linux much better
> > than os x (gimmie back my kde and gnu stuff, damnit! ;) and now i want
> > a linux machine again.
> Install Linux on the Mac? (YellowDog? Debian PPC? I'm sure I read
> something about someone using some version of Fedora Core on PPC.) The
> obvious disadvantage is that you may have to rebuild third party
> packages from SRPM and Intel-binary-only software would not work.
> > correct me if my terminology is wrong or whatever. but its a DV
> > monitor and only accepts DV input. so to use with a standard SVGA
> > graphics card, i need some kinda converter cable or a video card with
> > DV output. can anyone suggest a good, cheap video card to do this? or
> > should i not bother and go with the converting cable?
> Which model monitor? Are the screen dimensions 4:3 or is it 16:9
> Maybe you could use one of the ATI Radeon AGP cards sold for Macintosh
> systems? I've used ATI's VGA video cards on my PowerMac with no problem
> (under Linux). That's an expensive maybe, though.
> > the problem the IT guys had was with the xserver (of course). the
> > display worked fine until the xserver started, then it just displayed a
> > bunch of noise.
> Sounds like they came close to making it work. Maybe you need some
> special modelines in the X config. Also, you may need to boot the
> kernel in framebuffer mode (vga=something). My laptop's HPA display is
> full of magenta colored snow if I don't boot into a framebuffer, for
> Here's some info on the 23 inch Cinema:
> Google finds a bunch of modeline info floating around:
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