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Old 11-05-09, 08:31 PM   #18
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Arrow Re: G210m Blank Laptop Display

SUCCESS!! (happy b/c I don't have to return my laptop)

Extracting the edid from windows works great. You just have to add the following lines to the device section of a minimal xorg.conf.

Option  "ConnectedMonitor"  "DFP-0"
Option  "CustomEDID"         "DFP-0:/path/to/edid.bin"
Where the path is to your edid.bin file that you extracted from within windows. I used the program softMCCS to extract the edid. Make you you save it as binary (.bin). I can attach the EDID I got for the VPCCW tomorrow when I have the laptop set up (I am posting this from another computer).

The only quick so far is that when you quit X the console is not restored for some reason.

edited to add my full xorg.conf for clarity. I am using HAL to autodetect most hardware, so it is minimal:

Section "Device"
   Identifier         "Device0"
   Driver              "nvidia"
   VendorName    "NVIDIA Corporation"
   Option            "ConnectedMonitor"   "DFP-0"
   Option            "CustomEDID"          "DFP-0:/etc/X11/sonyedid.bin"
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