[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]
Re: Where does 8.0/amd64's X server get resolution from?
>> With that xorg.conf, it runs 1280x1024 if the monitor is connected
>> at X server startup time even if it wasn't at boot time.
>> Unfortunately it still does not make it run 1280x1024 if the monitor
>> is not connected at X server startup time.
Incidentally, I have discovered that I can, with xrandr, get the end
result I want, though for at least three reasons it would be
significant inconvenience to use RandR for this[%]. It looks as though
I may have to, though, since I have been unable to find a way to make
it do what I want on startup - apparently, between KMS and X, software
has been "improved" to the point where it can't do what used to be easy
(driving a specific resolution regardless of what is or isn't, or was
or wasn't, connected). It's great to be able to detect what's there
and potentially auto-adjust. It's..a problem..to be unable to do
otherwise. We've already had multiple reports from the field of issues
due to monitor cables that don't connect the EDID/DDC pins and thus the
software always acting as though nothing is conencted. The DOS version
handled this fine, just driving what the application told it to; fixing
that functionality regression is what I'm trying to do here.
[%] (1) The API is incompletely documented, and the parts that are
documented are documented badly; (2) there's no really good place
to add the code in the application; (3) different video hardware
uses different enough naming conventions for outputs that I have no
good way to tell which output(s) to use.
> Then we must go into uncharted area, I think - there is a couple of
> options that might help us:
> In section "Monitor":
> Option "IgnoreEDID" "true" - probably it leads to two more options
> then, according to expected parameters:
[ 62.578] (WW) intel(0): Option "IgnoreEDID" is not used
> Option "NoDDC" "true"
[ 228.529] (WW) intel(0): Option "NoDDC" is not used
Looking at intel(4), I see no NoDDC option, but I do see a boolean DDC
option. But, setting that to "false", I get
[ 340.141] (WW) intel(0): Option "DDC" is not used
None of these tests led to a 1280x1024 startup with no monitor
connected; they all started at 1024x768.
/~\ The ASCII Mouse
\ / Ribbon Campaign
X Against HTML mouse%rodents-montreal.org@localhost
/ \ Email! 7D C8 61 52 5D E7 2D 39 4E F1 31 3E E8 B3 27 4B
Main Index |
Thread Index |