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CluelessInSeattl(R)

Seattle, USA,
10.08.2013, 16:25
 

MS-DOS Driver for Flat Panel Monitor? (Users)

Hi! As some of you may recall, I'm an old guy who still runs MS-DOS 6.21 on old hand-me-down computers.

Over the last couple of years I've received some hand-me-down flat panel monitors and now have three(!) of them.

I'm wondering if it's possible to use one of these flat panel monitors with my old 486 PC running MS-DOS 6.21.

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Will in Seattle
a.k.a. "Clueless"
Running MS-DOS 6.21

glennmcc(R)

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North Jackson, Ohio (USA),
10.08.2013, 23:00

@ CluelessInSeattl

MS-DOS Driver for Flat Panel Monitor?

> Hi! As some of you may recall, I'm an old guy who still runs MS-DOS 6.21
> on old hand-me-down computers.
>
> Over the last couple of years I've received some hand-me-down flat panel
> monitors and now have three(!) of them.
>
> I'm wondering if it's possible to use one of these flat panel monitors with
> my old 486 PC running MS-DOS 6.21.

No drivers are needed.

Just plug it in and use it.

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http://glennmcc.org/

CluelessInSeattl(R)

Seattle, USA,
11.08.2013, 04:11

@ glennmcc

MS-DOS Driver for Flat Panel Monitor?

> No drivers are needed.
>
> Just plug it in and use it.

Thanks, glennmcc! That's great news.

The monitor I was thinking of using with the old 486 has an odd connector plug on the end of the cable.

But after reading your post I examined the back of the monitor and discovered that there was a second connector that a VGA cable will fit into. So I'm ready to give this a try.

(Well, I'll be ready to give it a try tomorrow. I tire easily and it's already past seven in the evening, so I'm heading to bed now).

Thanks again for that encouraging info!

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Will in Seattle
a.k.a. "Clueless"
Running MS-DOS 6.21

RayeR(R)

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12.08.2013, 16:55

@ CluelessInSeattl

MS-DOS Driver for Flat Panel Monitor?

For best image quality is good to use graphics card with DVI-D (e.g. some GeForce 4 or newer) out and monitor with DVI-D input but VGA is also usable...

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