Bug#673669: cdrom: CRT Monitor connected DVI>VGA not detected properly - unusable - EDID not properly obtained.
Justification: breaks the whole system
Hi. As per title, my monitor's EDID is not read correctly, and this leads to very
bad things on many linux distros. The debian live cd presents a flashing grey
screen instead of the desktop. Text login works (ctrl+alt+f1), but is not displayed.
Trying to launch in failsafe mode is even worse. The machine hangs with flashing
scroll-lock and caps-lock lights.
It's worth noting that WinXP on the same machine can use the monitor just fine.
This bug is not specific to Debian (Fedora, Ubuntu and Sabayon all have certain
I have filed a bug with UbuntuBugs, and I have a thread at Ubuntuforums about the
If you'd like specific debian generated logs (rather than the Ubuntu ones available
in the above links, I can get ssh installed on a live CD boot and get to them
remotely (submitting this report from there now), or if you need me to install it to
the hard disk (assuming it's possible), I'm happy to do so.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.4
APT prefers stable-updates
APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash