[Nouveau] is there a way to override EDID detection? (for monitor with broken EDID)
csillag.kristof at gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 21:51:10 PDT 2011
Dear Nouveau users,
I am stuck with a bogus (but otherwise, great) monitor that can no
longer properly reports back it's EDID block via a digital connection.
(With most of the video cards, anyway. I suspect a low-level (maybe
voltage) issue here.)
I can get it to work with the proprietary NVIDIA driver by specifying
the "ConnectedMonitor" option (to override detecting the monitor, which
also fails most of the time), and the "CustomEDID" option (to pass in
the binary EDID info I have captured using one of the rare cards that
could drive it properly).
With this setup, it works reliably and flawlessly.
The question is, can I do the same thing with free Nouveou driver somehow?
The current statis is that when I try to load the nouveau kernel module,
it fails to read the EDID, and then the monitor is no longer available.
(The box does not crash, I can still login via the network, and read dmesg.)
Could you please advise me how to proceed?
(Other that replace than fixing the hardware error, which is something I
can not do now, because of various reasons.)
Thank you for your help:
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