[ubuntu-za] nvidia drivers giving big issues

Lee Sharp leesharp at hal-pc.org
Fri Apr 24 03:44:45 BST 2009

Reenen Laurie wrote:
> I googled *The EDID read for display device CRT-0 is invalid
> *This got me to someone who got a response out of a knowledable 
> expert... So suddenly I understood my problem.
> Apparently Xorg goes very conservative if it doesn't ID the monitor.  
> (Why it used to, and then not anymore, is probably nvidia driver's doing)

I was going to respond to this but came in late.  Yes, if the monitor 
does not identify itself in an expected way, an overly aggressive 
"falesafe gnome" takes over.  It gets ugly fast.


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