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Bug#243575: X configuration should allow to let out monitor frequencies and allow DDC to get them.

On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 01:24:57PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 03:57:31AM -0800, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 12:50:11PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > I would recomend that the X debconf questions about monitor frequencies allow
> > > for the entering of an empty string, which would leave out the frequency
> > > option of the config files, and the text above it be modified to inform the
> > > user that he can let this entries blank if he has a monitor capable of DDC.
> > 
> > Yes, and I believe these questions should not even be asked per default.
> Notice that only x86 has read-edid, so there is hardly a way not to ask these
> questions. Furthermore, just leaving the frequency lines out breaks horribly
> for the older monitor with broken or inexistend DDC/EDID support.

amd64, i386 and powerpc have working DDC probe support (the former two
via VESA's VBE, the latter via /proc), and there are very, very, very,
very, very, very, very few monitors out there that people actually use
that don't have working DDC/EDID.  Trust me, I've been there, and found

Daniel Stone                                                <daniels@debian.org>

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