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  • #21
    Guys, sorry, I'll write a little off topic (did not find how to create new ones), but I'm very interested in the question of monitors and in particular how they will work with LINUX. I'm looking to buy a few monitors. Which one is better? Which advise me? I love widescreen screens. I hope you approve of these options. I was a bit stupid and left the link above, Thank you!

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    • #22
      Rad device.

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      • #23
        Originally posted by Leo Ice View Post
        Guys, sorry, I'll write a little off topic (did not find how to create new ones), but I'm very interested in the question of monitors and in particular how they will work with LINUX. I'm looking to buy a few monitors. Which one is better? Which advise me? I love widescreen screens. I hope you approve of these options. I was a bit stupid and left the link above, Thank you!
        [Meme: Not sure if ambitious spammer or just very ignorant]

        Normal monitors, which connect via DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, or VGA don't care what OS you're using. Those are standard interfaces and, as long as the PC can speak them, the monitor will work just fine.

        The only reason the ASUS ZenScreen is a problem is that USB DisplayLink is not a standard and, when it came out, the USB Type-C Alternate Mode option for connecting the ZenScreen was young enough for some Linux video drivers to not support it yet.

        Likewise, the only reason some large monitors used to have problems with Linux was because they presented themselves to PCs as multiple monitors wired up using DisplayPort v1.2's new Multi-Stream Transport option (multiple monitors plugged into a single port) and some drivers didn't support that yet.

        So, basically, you have two questions:

        1. "Is there any part of the DisplayPort standard that monitors are using but Linux drivers don't yet universally support?" (I don't keep up on this, but someone here should be able to answer this for you.)
        2. What monitor would you recommend? (This is *not* the place to be asking that and I suggest you remove your review link to make your post look less like a spammer disguising linkspam.)

        TL;DR: Unless you're planning to buy a monitor with some very unusual functionality (eg. hooking up over USB rather than a normal video cable or being huge enough to need to fake being two monitors), your question is better asked in the same kinds of places where Windows users ask for hardware advice.
        Last edited by ssokolow; 02-24-2019, 08:52 PM.

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        • #24
          Bah. Sorry, Michael. I got my previous post re-flagged as spam after you OKed it because I realized it really should have a TL;DR added.

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