Bug#441181: xserver-xorg-video-ati: does not detect monitor
On 9/10/07, Michal Suchanek <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 07/09/2007, Brice Goglin <Brice.Goglin@ens-lyon.org> wrote:
> > Debian Live user wrote:
> > > Package: xserver-xorg-video-ati
> > > Version: 1:6.6.3-2
> > > Severity: normal
> > >
> > >
> > > I connected EIZO FlexScan L465 to the vga connector an an DVI+VGA radeon
> > > 9200 card. The screen is detected but wrong mode is selected.
> > > Maybe it is a dexconf bug that it sets up the xorg.conf incorrectly.
> > > However, selecting a mode larger than the panel size seems wrong even if
> > > the frequncies are specified incorrectly.
> > >
> > > 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon
> > > 9200 SE] (rev 01)
> > >
> > >
> > xserver -xorg-video-ati 1:6.6.3-2 is very old, lots of changes were made
> > since then, but no new stable version has been released. So there are 2
> > major release candidates that you could try:
> > * 1:6.6.193-1 is the natural successor of 1:6.6.3-2 with several fixes,
> > it is available from http://people.debian.org/~bgoglin/ati-for-sid/
> > * Then the driver got a large rework, especially in the area regarding
> > monitor/mode detection, with randr-1.2 support. So 1:6.7.192-1 is
> > available for unstable from
> > http://snapshot.debian.net/archive/2007/08/05/debian/pool/main/x/xserver-xorg-video-ati/
> > Please try with any of these versions.
> I tried with a Radeon 9250. This time dexconf got the monitor right,
> it did not include bogus refresh rates and limited the resolution to
> 1280x1024 by explicitly naming some resolutions in a display
> After removing this subsection the problem was the same: a mode larger
> than the physical resolution was chosen.
> I tried installing the new driver (looks like only 1:6.7.192-1 is
> available by now) and this time only the ddc modes were used. However,
> the log messages do not look too reassuring. The built in modes are
> rejected because of bad clock/interlace/doublescan, nothing is printed
> about screen physical resolution.
What seems to be the problem? The monitor's preferred mode is 1280 by
1024 and the physical size is according to the edid from the monitor:
II) RADEON(0): Supported additional Video Mode:
(II) RADEON(0): clock: 108.0 MHz Image Size: 317 x 254 mm
(II) RADEON(0): h_active: 1280 h_sync: 1328 h_sync_end 1440
h_blank_end 1688 h_border: 0
(II) RADEON(0): v_active: 1024 v_sync: 1025 v_sync_end 1028
v_blanking: 1066 v_border: 0