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Old 03-24-05, 03:56 AM   #1
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Default X.org & DVI==>VGA-adapter: no-go

I used to have my LCD-screen connected via DVI from my GF FX 5900 to my computer. And X worked without problems. But I now had to hook up the monitor to the same computer using a DVI=>VGA-adapter (nothing else has changed), and X doesn't work anymore. As the machine boots, it displays the startup-messages (so the computer and the monitor do talk to each other), but when it's supposed to go to X, all I get is a black screen. Any ideas as to how to fix this? What should I change in xorg.conf?
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Old 03-24-05, 05:30 AM   #2
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Default Re: X.org & DVI==>VGA-adapter: no-go

Do you have anything like:

Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP"

or maybe

Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "CRT"

In your xorg.conf file? If so, delete these and see what happens, or even change connectedmonitor to CRT and remove IgnoreDisplayDevices.
If they're not there, I wouldn't know.
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Old 03-24-05, 06:27 AM   #3
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Do you have anything like:

Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP"
I did have this. IIRC is had a value "DFP". I replaced the value with "CRT" (found in on Google), but it didn't help. I'll try removing it entirely and see what happens.
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Old 03-24-05, 06:30 AM   #4
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And why do you need a DVI to VGA adapter when both the video card and the monitor work fine with the DVI?
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Old 03-24-05, 06:48 AM   #5
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And why do you need a DVI to VGA adapter when both the video card and the monitor work fine with the DVI?
My monitor has both DVI and VGA-connections. Earlier, I used my PC through the DVI-connection. But I now bought a Mac Mini to play around with. The Mini has a well-known flaw which means that it works very well with DVI, but using VGA (through an adapter) produces a dark and fuzzy image. I thought that my PC will propably handle VGA alot better than Mini does, so I decided to use DVI with the Mini, and VGA with my main-machine. And since my monitor has both DVI and VGA-connections, I can have both machines plugged in in the same time. The problem is that my vid-card only has a DVI-connection.
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