Bug 62765 - anaconda doesn't detect Dell P1110 monitor anymore
anaconda doesn't detect Dell P1110 monitor anymore
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-04-05 03:51 EST by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-09 22:43:24 EDT
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Description Jens Petersen 2002-04-05 03:51:35 EST
Description of Problem:
on a fresh install, a Dell P1110 wasn't detected.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Steps to Reproduce:
1. graphics card is an ATI Mach64GM (4MB)
2. Dell P1110 monitor
3. graphical custom install

Actual Results:

Expected Results:
autodected as was in Enigma install

Additional Information:
Both kudzu and ddcprobe seem to detect the Vesa EID after rebooting
into the fresh install.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-08 17:53:47 EDT
This *shouldn't* affect things at all, but does it still detect with
ddcprobe/kudzu if you boot in framebuffer mode (vga=788 is what anaconda uses,
but others should be similar)?
Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2002-04-09 22:43:19 EDT
Yes, detection seems to work fine in framebuffer boot too.
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2002-04-11 14:24:06 EDT
The monitor detection code is based on a call to the video BIOS and is not 100%
reliable.  We cannot do much about this until XFree86 exports the information it
can probe in a form we can use w/o starting up the server.
Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2002-04-12 03:29:55 EDT
Funny thing is it used to work!  Eg with Enigma the monitor was

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