New 19" Viewsonic Widescreen LCD Monitor

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Update: See howto configure Viewsonic VG1930WM 19″ widescreen LCD for 1440×900 resolution under Linux.

I’ve been thinking to post about this for a while. My old 15″ CRT monitor died three weeks ago. I decided to replace the faulty monitor with the 19” ViewSonic and I’m glad I did.

The monitor works with Ubuntu Linux with little tweaks in X.ORG configuration file.. It is a remarkable monitor with a decent price tag.

I’m using 1400×900 screen resolutions and I’m quite happy with this display unit. Now I can view MRTG graph, monitor routers and server on a large screen. At work place I’ve 24” widescreen LCD monitor.
New 19″ Viewsonic Widescreen LCD Monitor
However my desktop system is quite old. It has Intel Celeron 1.7Ghz with 512+256 MB RAM. I’m thinking to upgrade this box with AMD 64 X2 5600+, MSI Diamond motherboard with RAID 5, SATA II, 2 Gig DDR2, and 512 MB graphics card. If you know better hardware configuration please add your thoughts in comments!


Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

12 comment

  1. viewsonic brings the grand wide screen effect wit a 16:10 ratio more amazingly its cheaper than other monitors of the same protege…

  2. How do i put the screen resolution to 1400 X 900. I too have the same monitor but there is no option of the required resolution. Please help me since i am a noobie.

  3. This is what I got from my dealer a couple of days back. Model numbers not mentioned though.

    17″ View Sonic : Rs.8100
    19″ View Sonic : Rs.9500
    22″ View Sonic : Rs.12500 to Rs.13500

  4. Anjanesh,

    Actually, my friend brought 19″ for 8700/- last week only. I don’t know shop name but it was from Lamington road for sure.

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