Re: Monitor Displays "Invalid Mode"
On Thu 22 April 2010 02:31:53 pm dave boland wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Apr 2010 18:44 +0200, "Daniel Baumann" <email@example.com>
> > On 04/22/2010 07:19 AM, John L. Males wrote:
> > > Please be advised none of the V5.x Debian Live USB images have
> > > worked with the Dell LCD Model E152FPc and Wyse S50 video.
> > > The result is the same "Invalid Mode" display by the Dell
> > > LCD. All other distributions I have tried have had no problem
> > > working with the Dell LCD Model E152FPc and Wyse S50. It would
> > > be really helpful if this issue could be resolved. I really
> > > need to use a Debian distribution on the Wyse S50.
> > this is a problem of the xorg autodetection, nothing we can do about
> > here regarding debian live.
> > please test squeeze alpha 1:
> > http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/squeeze_live_alpha1/
> > if you can still reproduce it with that version, please report a bug
> > against the xserver-xorg package then.
> > Regards,
> > Daniel
> Would it be much trouble for the livecd to display a list of detected
> hardware so the user could tweak the settings? For example, "Debian
> Live detected a generic monitor. If that is not true, click on Change
> Monitor and select the correct one from the list."
> More work to be sure, but I don't see any advantage to Debian when the
> potential user can't use Debian and selects another distribution.
> dave boland
> http://www.fastmail.fm - Same, same, but different...
As Daniel said, this is not a livecd problem, but an x.org problem. Even if
livecd did run a hardware detection utility it still would have to be the
x.org system that acted upon the input. I've run into this from time to time
when installing a distribution. The only solution is to boot into a text
console and edit the xorg.conf file.
Agreed, it's not a good solution if you're trying to interest someone in
Linux, but the solution is not a cludge to livecd, but rather to (a) use a
display monitor that correctly identifies itself or (b) turn in a bug report
to x.org to update their display monitor database.
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