Re: (beta) nvidia-settings not detecting VGA monitor correctly
OK, to make things easier on anyone else needing an answer to this, I'll post what I did to finally make it work. Its actually very simple.
Since my CRT monitor was giving bogus EDID data (or so it seems, but it works fine in windows) I needed to replace it with real data. Now I'm lucky because I have two identical screens - one is sending accurate EDID data and one isn't. I used the nvidia-settings tool to export the accurate edid data using the AquireEDID button and save it to a file called en9110edid.bin. Then in my xorg.conf in the screen section I add this line:
Option "CustomEDID" "CRT-0:/home/zac/en9110edid.bin"
and bingo bango it works. It would have made things a lot easier if I were told of this ability when we first discovered that I was getting bogus EDID data!
Thanks much for your help, netllama.