Monitor Detection via DDC
notting at redhat.com
Thu Aug 17 08:58:26 PDT 2006
Martin Owens (doctormo at gmail.com) said:
> Is there a way I can access this information from X through HAL or some
> other nice interface? I've not seen anything like that.
Not specifically. If you're *in* X, X may put the EDID as a root
> Your thinking that the only reason for detection would be to configure X,
> which in this case it's not.
OK then. It's still really messy, as you need to either run real-mode
code, or run a x86 emulator. Moreover, many modern displays don't
support being probed in this manner.
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