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11:07 am hardware

Got brand new Dell 2407WFP-HC. Great stuff – great image, color, everything… The only thing which slightly annoys is that the image is horizontally wrapped (in Linux only, not in MacOS). Either DDC provides wrong info (no modelines in xorg.conf) or the adapter (or nv driver) are broken somehow…

6 Responses

  1. Faidon Liambotis Says:

    I’m a happy owner of 2407WFP myself.
    Don’t mean to spoil you, but do you experience any issues wrt ghosting?

    Have a look at this:
    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/dell_2407wfp-hc.htm

  2. Sergey Udaltsov Says:

    Well, it did not strike me into the eyes – but I’ll check tonight… Thanks for the word of warning, anyway:)

  3. FunkyM Says:

    The ghosting shows/disappears under certain settings of brightness/contrast. After endless reading I decided on this model and have to say that it is great (seriously those shortcomings noted everywhere are minor and compared to my other 3 19″ displays this one is superior in ghosting issues/colors by far). Anything better is in a different price category.

    The display works fine for me with “nvidia” in Linux.

    You should try xcalib to load ICM Profiles for the monitor which gives you calibrated colors.

    xcalib:
    http://www.etg.e-technik.uni-erlangen.de/web/doe/xcalib/

    ICM Profile here:
    http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=31&threadid=2002685&FTVAR_STKEYWORDFRM=&STARTPAGE=1&FTVAR_FORUMVIEWTMP=Linear

    Also nice to test yourself:
    http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/

  4. Eric Anholt Says:

    If you don’t have xserver 1.4, the sync polarity swapping is a common cause of issues like yours.

  5. Sergey Udaltsov Says:

    Eric, IIRC Ubuntu 7.10 does not have xserver 1.4. So what would be the workaround?

  6. Sergey Udaltsov Says:

    Faidon: I checked yesterday, could not find that ghosting. But may be I just could not reproduce the conditions…