[GLLUG] Can a AOC VDU be addressed by Linux?

James Courtier-Dutton james.dutton at gmail.com
Mon Mar 10 21:16:43 UTC 2014

On 10 March 2014 15:10, Don Williams <buzzy.bonzo at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Any knowledge? A birthday pressie: Packard Bell (Acer) iMedia desktop pc
> running w8.1 with an AOC i2369 full HD 23" LED monitor (using HDMI or DVI).
> All very fine, but I want to install Linux.
>         I tried (after avoiding secure boot) with Mint 16, but a window
> opened to show a report on X.org failing. Too lengthy to write down nor
> ability to send it somewhere to allow printing-out. Um.
>         Apparently the monitor reads from the AMD E1-2500 APU with Radeon HD
> 8240 graphics.
>         Are there any with experience in this quarter, or how-tos governing
> this process, or am I permanently lumbered with windoze?

It is possible but very unlikely to be the LED monitor.
Can you do lspci -vn and post the section about the VGA card here?
We can then work out whether it is currently supported or not in the
Linux kernel.

Kind Regards


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