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Old 07-11-2006, 04:00 AM   #1
daniel_owen_uk
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Modeline LCD Issue


Ok I have a problem that has been doing my head in since Friday.

I have an LCD TV connected via VGA.

Problem is I have two VGA cables a 15 pin (that carries EDID) and a 14 pin (that doesn't). You can guess which one is long enough.

So I have been trying to figure out a modeline that works. Unfortunately I am having zero luck.

Is there any way I can capture the EDID information and create a modeline for it?
 
Old 07-12-2006, 02:49 PM   #2
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Your distribution doesn't show (you can put it in your profile and it will), but if you're using a Debian-based distro, you might take a look at:

http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/read-edid

I believe this is exactly what you're looking for.
 
Old 07-13-2006, 03:38 AM   #3
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I actually tried to install that a while back (without a great deal of success).

I have since discovered the graphics card I was using doesn't have the power to play 1080i so I am moving the LCD TV to my 6800ultra which only has DVI.]

As a result I have had to buy a new cable which I made sure has 15 pins.

I will post back if I can't get that to work.
 
  


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