Monitor autodetection (was: my experience with testing flight
ubuntu at paul.sladen.org
Tue Mar 14 14:56:50 GMT 2006
On Mon, 13 Mar 2006, Martin Kreiner wrote:
> > I don't see how it is possible for your monitor to convey to the X
> > server the fact that the recommended resolution is 1280x1024.
The DDC protocol (see 'ddcprobe') is able to convey the capabilities of the
monitor to the host device.
> - try to figure out if its LCD or CRT ("ddcprobe" and "hwinfo")
> - if LCD: use highest supported resulution (=native LCD resolution)
> if CRT:
> - get the size of the monitor ("ddcprobe" and "hwinfo")
> - calculate a "suitable" default resolutions (e.g. 19'' -> 1280x1024)
'xresprobe' is currently what's used. It is installed by default for setup
and calls many of the utilities above---including starting an X server to
grep the output for useful data-points.
It might be best to look at extending that. It's all written in shell and
the various components are in:
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