Better MonitorLayout default for ATI-driven laptops?

Daniel Kasak dan at
Wed Oct 17 01:20:48 PDT 2007

On Mon, 2007-10-15 at 01:29 -0400, Alex Deucher wrote:

> On 10/14/07, Daniel Kasak <dkasak at> wrote:
> > I tried out the zero-config X thingy on the weekend ( doing a complete
> > re-install ), and found one show-stopper for zero-config operation on
> > ATI laptops. The driver defaults to CRT ( I think - at least it doesn't
> > default to the panel ) resulting in no output on the LCD panel. Perhaps
> > this should be reversed, so TDMS or LDMS ( or whatever it is, I'm not at
> > my laptop at the moment ) is the default. If I hadn't encountered this
> > before, it would have taken me *ages* to figure out what the problem
> > was.
> What version of the ati driver are you using?  That latest version of
> the driver should do the right thing (barring broken bioses and a few
> XPRESS chips).

Sorry for the late reply. Haven't had time to turn on my laptop in a

I'm using xf86-video-ati from git as of Oct 12.


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