View Full Version : [ubuntu] Hannspree HF259H monitor install - success

January 1st, 2009, 02:10 PM
I purchased a new Hanspree monitor from Best Buy yesterday, $259 special, 24.6" LCD 1920x1080 resolution, and spent some time before I could get it to work at full resolution. But with help from this forum and others I prevailed. The final setup:
Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
Radeon 9600 graphics card (old but not ancient), DVI output jack
GPL ati driver

The three last changes between doesn't work and success were:
1. Changed from the proprietery flgrx driver to the ati one
2. Added "virtual 1920 1080" to the display subsection, based on a post that said one may lose resolutions due to memory + overly large defaults
3. Added the lines below to my xorg.conf, which came from get-edid. Note that the get-edid program complains that the EDID file it is reading does not look right and is 'likely invalid'.

Which of the 3 was responsible for success I don't know, but thought that the xorg file might be useful to others. The only glitch wrt to the 19" CRT it replaces is that the screen is blank during bootup, i.e., I see the grub messages, but then nothing more until the login screen.
I had no success using any of the point&click tools; had to fix up /etc/X11/xorg.conf and reboot.
After turning the brightness down to 60 (default was 100) I am quite pleased with the image quality.
Terry T

output of get-edid | parse-edid (less warning messages)
# EDID version 1 revision 3
Section "Monitor"
# Block type: 2:0 3:ff
# Block type: 2:0 3:fd
# Block type: 2:0 3:fc
Identifier "HF259"
VendorName "HSD"
ModelName "HF259"
# Block type: 2:0 3:ff
# Block type: 2:0 3:fd
HorizSync 24-75
VertRefresh 56-70
# Max dot clock (video bandwidth) 140 MHz
# Block type: 2:0 3:fc
# DPMS capabilities: Active off:yes Suspend:yes Standby:yes

Mode "1920x1080" # vfreq 59.934Hz, hfreq 66.587kHz
DotClock 138.500000
HTimings 1920 1968 2000 2080
VTimings 1080 1083 1088 1111
Flags "-HSync" "+VSync"
# Block type: 2:0 3:ff
# Block type: 2:0 3:fd
# Block type: 2:0 3:fc