Is IgnoreEdid broken?

James C. Georgas jgeorgas at
Fri Oct 12 18:42:59 PDT 2007

Somewhere between versions 6.6.* and 6.7.*, xf86-video-ati stopped
honouring my IgnoreEdid option in xorg.conf.

I used to be able to override EDID supplied modelines by specifying:

        Option "IgnoreEdid" "yes"

in the "Device" section, and specifying a new modeline for the
resolution I wanted to override (plus manual sync and refresh ranges),
in the "Monitor section.

Now (as of today's git image), the server just ignores my directives and
gives me the EDID supplied modeline.

Is this actually broken, or did the syntax just change?


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