Sun Ultra 1, Sparc Station 5 Video Resolution with new Planar WS231 23" LCD Monitor
Posted on 2004-09-11
I am in a big bind!
I have purchased 6 new WS231 23" LCD Monitors to attach to a sparc station 5 and ultra 1 workstation. I had new dell 2001FP 20.1" LCD monitors on them but the operators wanted something a little bigger.
When i attached the new Planar ws231 to both of these, i have about a 1" black border around the screen that i cannot tune out with the OSD controls on the monitor. I have never seen the ability not to resize the horizontal and vertical on a monitor, well now i have. I called Planar, they said it only has vertical and horizontal adjustments, but no resizing of vertical or horizontal. So, when i try to move the horizontal over to the left, i can never get it far enough over not to have a 1" border on the left side.
I started researching the video card on the sparcs, and see that you can do a
setenv output-device screen:XXXX on the card to change the resolution, but i have had no luck doing it.
I'm unclear if this is a video card problem (all have cgsix frame buffer cards on them) or a monitor problem that will just not work with these. I don't know if i should go get different monitors ($$$ on sending back and unclear if another model will work), or buy another video card for sparcs. I don't even know if i can get a different video card for sparc station 5 and ultra's using the Sbus slots.
The monitor works fine on my PC.
Can anyone give me advice if they have seen this before and what they did to solve it, or recommendations. The operators are telling me they would rather have the 20.1" monitors back, then to have a 1" black border around the left side on a 23" monitor. I'm now gunshy about ordering a new monitor and guessing if it will work.
I do have a 13W3 to VGA converter on these.