xf86-video-ati-6.7.195 - don't load my customized video mode - and seems to work only with the buggy DDC video modes.

wallak at free.fr wallak at free.fr
Tue Oct 23 03:35:50 PDT 2007

I've tried further using theses new options, but it still failed. When I look at
the log, the driver assign my VGA monitor as a S-video device and failed. (Logs:
'Output S-video using monitor section Compaq-15xxS'). The driver seems to
prevent the monitor to be seen as a VGA device. Using the old 6.6.3 ati driver,
everything work fine. Have you an idea where the bug can be ? I will try to fix

I've tried various options in the device section of my video card:
1)  Option          "Monitor-VGA" "Compaq-15xxS"
2)  Option          "Monitor-VGA-0" "Compaq-15xxS"
3)  Option          "Monitor-VGA-1" "Compaq-15xxS"

Best Regards,

J. Wallak

Quoting Alex Deucher <alexdeucher at gmail.com>:

> On 10/22/07, wallak at free.fr <wallak at free.fr> wrote:
> >
> > I've tried to use xf86-video-ati-6.7.195 with my classical analog VGA
> monitor.
> > And I can't use any of my customized video mode, they seem to be not loaded
> at
> > all. If I use 'Option  "NoDDC" "on"', Xorg failed getting any video mode.
> If
> > this option is not set, it uses the buggy DDC mode without taking account
> any
> > customization.  Otherwise 'Option "IgnoreEDID" "on"' is not implemented.
> >
> > Any patch, to get a more classical, and customizable behavior ?
> Configuration has changed a bit for randr 1.2 capable drivers.  you
> can add custom modes at runtime using the xrandr --newmode and xrandr
> --addmode commands, or you can add modelines to your config file,
> however the format has changed a bit.  See this page for more
> information:
> http://www.intellinuxgraphics.org/dualhead.html
> the page references intel cards, but the configuration options apply
> to any randr capable driver.
> Alex

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