Getting monitor resolutions when xorg isn't running

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Fri Feb 19 08:19:25 PST 2010

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 9:53 AM, David Sveningsson <ext at> wrote:
> Hi, is it possible to get a list of supported resolutions for a monitor,
> similar to using xrandr, but even if xorg hasn't been started?
> It doesn't matter if it is an existing tool or if it is only possible by
> using some library routines. I could live with having to start some
> subset of xorg as long as it doesn't actually show anything on the monitors.

If you are using KMS, the edid is available via sysfs.


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