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Old 05-15-10, 01:49 PM   #1
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Default Behaviour of ConnectedMonitor setting


since the current drivers won't start up anymore when no display device is connected I ran into some problem. Actually I want the X server to startup in any case. I can enforce this with ConnectedMonitor "CRT" option, as suggested in the readme. But actually this will also force the driver to use CRT out when a monitor is connected to DVI. This is different to the old driver behaviour where it only used CRT as a fallback.
Is it somehow possible to get that behaviour back?
Or even better: Can the driver remember of the last connected monitor and use that setting again in case it is not detected?

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Old 05-16-10, 10:38 AM   #2
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Default Re: Behaviour of ConnectedMonitor setting


I am using the following way to make sure the CRT monitor is connected:
You must find out which name the Nvidia driver is assigned to your monitor and get the EDID information from your Monitor.
I'd connected my CRT-1 with an DVI Cable (youcould do it somewhere else) and saved the bin file with the "Acquire EDID" option under my monitor Tab.

Then you must add these Options in your xorg.conf Screen section:
    Option         "UseEDID" "true"
    Option         "CustomEDID" "CRT-1:/etc/X11/EDID/Acer-T230H-edid.bin"
you could also try to just add a string like this in your Screen section:
    Option         "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT-1, DFP-0, DFP-1"
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