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Old 07-14-2004, 08:45 AM   #1
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How to change primary monitor on thinkpad - SuSE 9.1


Hi all,

I recently moved from SuSE 9.0 to 9.1 on my thinkpad T30 (2GHZ, 2G RAM). I have an external LCD monitor (1280x1024x60Hxz) as well as the built in panel (1024x768x60Hz). Before, when I was running 9.0 or 8.x, all was well. Now, no matter what I've tried, the laptop will only run the external panel at the internal panel's resolution - result, terrible looking fonts and headaches.

Looking at the logs, I can that the external monitor is being detected, but the resolution chosen (1280x1024) is being rejected as out of range, as the server is setting the built in panel as the primary monitor.

Is there any way to tell it to use the external monitor as the primary one?

TIA,

Paul

lspci gives this for the video chip....
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]

and the XFree86 log file shows this....

<SNIP>
(II) Loading sub module "i2c"
(II) LoadModule: "i2c"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libi2c.a
(II) Module i2c: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.99.902, module version = 1.2.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.7
(II) RADEON(0): I2C bus "DDC" initialized.
(II) RADEON(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" registered at address 0xA0.
(II) RADEON(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" removed.
(II) RADEON(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" registered at address 0xA0.
(II) RADEON(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" removed.
(II) RADEON(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" registered at address 0xA0.
(II) RADEON(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" removed.
(II) RADEON(0): DDC Type: 2, Detected Type: 0
(II) RADEON(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" registered at address 0xA0.
(II) RADEON(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" removed.
(II) RADEON(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" registered at address 0xA0.
(II) RADEON(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" removed.
(II) RADEON(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" registered at address 0xA0.
(II) RADEON(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" removed.
(II) RADEON(0): DDC Type: 4, Detected Type: 0
(II) RADEON(0): Non-DDC laptop panel detected
(II) RADEON(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" registered at address 0xA0.
(II) RADEON(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" removed.
(II) RADEON(0): DDC Type: 3, Detected Type: 1
(II) RADEON(0): Displays Detected: Monitor1--Type 2, Monitor2--Type 1

(II) RADEON(0): Monitor2 EDID data ---------------------------
(II) RADEON(0): Manufacturer: PHL Model: 808 Serial#: 14377
(II) RADEON(0): Year: 2004 Week: 6
(II) RADEON(0): EDID Version: 1.3
(II) RADEON(0): Analog Display Input, Input Voltage Level: 0.700/0.300 V
(II) RADEON(0): Sync: Separate Composite SyncOnGreenSerration on. V.Sync Pulse req. if CompSync or SyncOnGreen
(II) RADEON(0): Max H-Image Size [cm]: horiz.: 36 vert.: 29
(II) RADEON(0): Gamma: 2.20
(II) RADEON(0): DPMS capabilities: StandBy Suspend Off; RGB/Color Display
(II) RADEON(0): First detailed timing is preferred mode
(II) RADEON(0): redX: 0.633 redY: 0.340 greenX: 0.295 greenY: 0.591
(II) RADEON(0): blueX: 0.141 blueY: 0.096 whiteX: 0.313 whiteY: 0.329
(II) RADEON(0): Supported VESA Video Modes:
(II) RADEON(0): 720x400@70Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 640x480@60Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 640x480@67Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 640x480@72Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 640x480@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 800x600@56Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 800x600@60Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 800x600@72Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 800x600@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 832x624@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 1024x768@60Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 1024x768@70Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 1024x768@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 1280x1024@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 1152x870@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): Manufacturer's mask: 0
(II) RADEON(0): Supported Future Video Modes:
(II) RADEON(0): #0: hsize: 640 vsize 480 refresh: 75 vid: 20273
(II) RADEON(0): #1: hsize: 800 vsize 600 refresh: 75 vid: 20293
(II) RADEON(0): #2: hsize: 1024 vsize 768 refresh: 75 vid: 20321
(II) RADEON(0): #3: hsize: 1280 vsize 1024 refresh: 60 vid: 32897
(II) RADEON(0): Supported additional Video Mode:
(II) RADEON(0): clock: 108.0 MHz Image Size: 359 x 287 mm
(II) RADEON(0): h_active: 1280 h_sync: 1328 h_sync_end 1440 h_blank_end 1688 h_border: 0
(II) RADEON(0): v_active: 1024 v_sync: 1025 v_sync_end 1028 v_blanking: 1066 v_border: 0
(II) RADEON(0): Serial No: HD 014377
(II) RADEON(0): Monitor name: Philips 180P2
(II) RADEON(0): Ranges: V min: 56 V max: 76 Hz, H min: 30 H max: 82 kHz, PixClock max 140 MHz
(II) RADEON(0): End of Monitor2 EDID data --------------------
(II) RADEON(0):
(II) RADEON(0): Primary Display == Type 2
(II) RADEON(0): Clone Display == Type 1
(II) RADEON(0): Panel ID string: 1024x768
(II) RADEON(0): Panel Size from BIOS: 1024x768
(II) RADEON(0): BIOS provided dividers will be used.
<SNIP>
(II) RADEON(0): Validating modes on Primary head ---------
(II) RADEON(0): Total number of valid DDC mode(s) found: 0
(WW) RADEON(0): Mode 1280x1024 is out of range.
(WW) RADEON(0): Valid modes must be between 320x200-1024x768
(II) RADEON(0): No valid mode specified, force to native mdoe
<SNIP>
 
  


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