Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62765
anaconda doesn't detect Dell P1110 monitor anymore
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:42 EDT
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
autodected as was in Enigma install
Both kudzu and ddcprobe seem to detect the Vesa EID after rebooting
into the fresh install.
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)?
Yes, detection seems to work fine in framebuffer boot too.
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.
Funny thing is it used to work! Eg with Enigma the monitor was