Startup annoyance of X with Intel driver

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Fri Jul 20 11:08:51 PDT 2007

On 7/20/07, Yves Glodt <yg at> wrote:
> On Friday 20 July 2007, Keith Packard wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-07-19 at 21:58 +0200, Yves Glodt wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > always when I start/restart X, it takes a notable time to startup, and
> > > it seems to make several "attempts" to find the good resolution (which
> > > is 1280x800 in my case),
> >
> > It does two passes -- one to 'detect' the present monitors and discover
> > what modes they support, and a second pass to actually configure them.
> > Between these two passes, the hardware is restored to startup
> > configuration. This is not optimal; we should be able to get rid of the
> > extra reset phase during startup, but it's a bit complicated.
> Can I not switch of this discovery, and hardcode my resolution into xorg.conf?

you could edit the code :)
You could also change the order a bit.  In the radeon randr driver for
example, we check DDC first then fall back to load and register based
detect mechanisms.


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