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Samsung 20" LCD Monitor 205BW

Samsung's 205BW 20" LCD monitor has a native resolution of 1680x1050 and will work at native resolution with Xorg.

Technical specifications

LCD Panel

Power

Weights

xorg.conf

I had particular problems getting the sync and refresh rates correct. If they are not specified correctly the monitor will work reasonably in resolutions up until native, at which point it will operate in a lower resolution while Xorg appears to operate at native (Check reported resolution from Xorg compared to the monitor's OSD reported resolution). This results in abysmal text display. The configuration below works fine for me.

Monitor Section

Section "Monitor"
       # ID Cruft
       Identifier "Samsung205BW"
       VendorName "Samsung"
       ModelName "SyncMaster 205BW"
       # Sync and refresh
       HorizSync    31.5 - 31.5
       HorizSync    37.9 - 37.9
       HorizSync    37.5 - 37.5
       HorizSync    35.2 - 35.2
       HorizSync    48.4 - 48.4
       VertRefresh  70.1 - 70.1
       VertRefresh  60.0 - 60.0
       VertRefresh  72.1 - 72.1
       VertRefresh  75.0 - 75.0
       VertRefresh  60.0 - 60.0
EndSection

Or you can try:

Section "Monitor"
       Option "DPMS"
       Identifier "Samsung205BW"
       VendorName "Samsung"
       ModelName "SyncMaster 205BW"
       HorizSync 31.4 - 80.0
       VertRefresh 56.000 - 75.000
       Modeline "1680x1050" 146.25 1680 1784 1960 2240 1050 1053 1059 1089
EndSection
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