desperately seeking "IgnoreEDID"

Konstantin Svist fry.kun at
Thu Sep 25 16:45:17 UTC 2008

Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> Quoting Konstantin Svist <fry.kun at>:
>> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>>> Quoting Konstantin Svist <fry.kun at>:
>>>> Try using fglrx instead of radeon driver. It has much better support
>>>> for recognizing bad EDID. At least it works
>>>> properly on my external monitor (while radeon and radeonhd
>>>> fuck up the resolution)
>>> ok, but keep in mind we're not talking about "bad" EDID,
>>> just *unwanted* EDID which might be perfectly valid.  what
>>> i'm hoping is that fglrx will honour the "IgnoreEDID"
>>> directive in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
>> Right, I meant exactly that. My StarLogic monitors return some EDID that
>> causes radeon* drivers to display a lower resolution.
>> fglrx works perfectly for me.
> excellent, i'll give that a shot first thing tomorrow morning.  i'm
> guessing that my system won't have the flgrx module, so i'm assuming
> i'll have to track it down.
> rday

I'm curious what the result is. Were you able to try it?

If it works right, we need to give another kick in the ass to the
radeon[hd] people so they'll fix it.

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