monitor loses DVI after KMS / EDID issue?

Benjamin Slade beoram at
Sun May 26 00:56:54 UTC 2019

I've acquired a couple of HP L1750 monitors, which have VGA & DVI inputs. The VGA inputs work without issue. However, the DVI input only works until Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) occurs, after which it declares it isn't receiving a signal and enters sleep mode. I've tested two different HP L1750 monitors, with different DVI cables and different DVI source providers (i.e. different video cards) and the same behaviour obtains.

I've also tried manually specifying the appropriate resolution via a kernel boot option, e.g.:

video=DVI-D-0:1280x1024 at 60e

As well as manually configuring xorg.conf (relying on the the output of `hwinfo --monitor`) to:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "DefaultDevice"

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "DefaultMonitor"
    HorizSync   24-83
    VertRefresh 50-77
    Option      "TargetRefreshRate" "60"
    Option      "DDC"   "off"
    Option      "DPMS"  "off"
    Option      "DefaultModes"  "on"
    Option      "PreferredMode" "1280x1024"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "DefaultScreen"
    Device      "DefaultDevice"
    Monitor     "DefaultMonitor"
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

The issue seems to be[1] that the DVI of this monitor is defective without a special Windows driver[2] to fix it.

How do I determine what the appropriate EDID should be? And how do I go about loading it into RAM after boot?


Benjamin Slade -
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