[Intel-gfx] X not starting - Output VGA disconnected message on DH55HC VGA output
Alan W. Irwin
irwin at beluga.phys.uvic.ca
Sat Jan 23 16:57:57 PST 2010
On 2010-01-23 15:53-0800 Mark Knecht wrote:
> First post here. Thanks in advance.
> I purchased an Intel DH55HC motherboard with a Core i5-661
> processor a couple of days ago and am attempting to bring up X at this
> time. The machine is functional, running Gentoo 64-bit, and seems
> quite fast. The only monitors I own are standard old-style VGA so I'm
> attaching to the old-style analog VGA connector on the motherboard. I
> have no PCI or PCI-X graphics adapters in the machine. My problem
> seems to be that xorg-server is not recognizing that the VGA is
> actually hooked up:
I also have a CRT monitor where historically there was difficulty in getting
recognition of VGA with a g33 chipset. I dealt with this issue three years
ago based on someone else's advice by inserting the following line in the
xorg.conf Device section.
Option "Monitor-VGA-1" "Monitor_ID"
where "Monitor_ID" is the string used to identify the monitor. That xorg.conf
has worked ever since, and I believe the above line is still required because
my X log file has the following information:
(II) intel(0): Output VGA disconnected
(II) intel(0): Output VGA-1 connected
Anyhow, if you have some version of VGA that is connected (e.g., VGA-1 for
my g33), the above Option lets you choose it rather than using the
disconnected VGA by default. To learn more look up the Option
"Monitor-outputname" using "man xorg.conf".
Hope this idea helps.
Alan W. Irwin
Astronomical research affiliation with Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Victoria (astrowww.phys.uvic.ca).
Programming affiliations with the FreeEOS equation-of-state implementation
for stellar interiors (freeeos.sf.net); PLplot scientific plotting software
package (plplot.org); the libLASi project (unifont.org/lasi); the Loads of
Linux Links project (loll.sf.net); and the Linux Brochure Project
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