Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 183412
Sony Vaio VGN-FS790B laptop does not autodetect "monitor"
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:58:43 EDT
Description of problem:
Installing today's rawhide on a Sony Vaio VGN-FS790B laptop.
Reach firstboot, Display: "Unknown monitor with Intel Corp 915GM/GMS/910GML
Express Graphics Controller", available resolution:800x600 or 640x480.
I believe this laptop can do better resolutions that this; not sure what at the
(adding jeremy to CC as he was frantically hacking on this on the laptop in
question last time I saw him; please change the component to whatever is most
Okay, this doesn't export it's panel EDID information via acpi_video, unlike
most of the laptops out there. Setting the panel information manually works.
Of course, when ajax finishes killing xorg.conf, this won't matter ;)
(Generic LCD 1280x800 works for now, BTW)
ddcprobe/kudzu et al. are what does video card and monitor detection during
*shrug* if it's not in the video bios, there's not much we can do.
Reopening: The bios is unlikely to get fixed, but I think it's reasonable for a
user to expect this to work nonetheless. If the video bios is not reporting the
information, but is identifiable as this specific model, can we specialcase this?
What information would be needed? (output from dmidecode?)
The DDC probe has been removed from kudzu as of 1.2.41-1; X can do
autoconfiguration of monitors now.