Re: Modern myths

From: Martijn van Buul (
Date: 1999-04-22 10:41:51

Marko Mäkelä wrote:
> My Data General fixed-frequency monitor (75 kHz/70 Hz) confirms what Bill
> is saying: It tolerates (terribly wrong) VGA frequencies pretty well.  It
> just won't sync before SVGATextMode or XFree86 sets the proper
> frequencies.

Yup; same here with a SUN monitor - fixed frequency, inverted SYNCs,
and about half a day fiddling around untill I found a working 
XFree86 modeline. As far as I can tell, no damage has been done..

Could someone please tell me that at least -one- of these Urban
Legends is true ? (the one that nearly every PC can be blown up
by software when the processor and the DMA controller access the
data/addressbus simultaniously)

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