Besides the frustrating front panel buttons, it seems to be a really decent monitor, which I'd be really happy with if I could get Fedora Linux to drive it correctly.
Initially I was using the onboard Intel graphics, which simply refused to offer the resolution(s) I want to run at (2560 x 1440).
So I decided to try a seperate graphics card. After some reading that suggested it may be workable with Linux I went for a 4GB Gigabyte Radeon RX460.
[dafoot@bigfoot ~]$ lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Baffin [Radeon RX 460] (rev cf) [dafoot@bigfoot ~]$
Now under Fedora 25 there are included open drivers for this GPU and it appears my system has them installed:
[root@bigfoot ~]# lshw -c video *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: Baffin [Radeon RX 460] vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 version: cf width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=amdgpu latency=0 resources: irq:131 memory:b0000000-bfffffff memory:c0000000-c01fffff ioport:e000(size=256) memory:de300000-de33ffff memory:c0000-dffff [root@bigfoot ~]#
So now my 'select resolution' interface at least recognised the Radeon 460 and the monitor as Benq BL2710.
So that's progress.
Unfortunately, any time I select that resolution, it is unusable....all fuzzy/jaggy.
Curiously, I just took a screenshot to add to this post while the scrren was a mess like that and the image showed all the text perfectly clearly.
I wonder if DisplayPort will behave any better if I try that.