Thanks for the patch. This does a fair job of avoiding an explicit crash whenever DDC is unavailable.
When that happens, restricting available modes to those that AMD considers safe i.e. Panel-friendly modes, is indeed a promising strategy. However, that strategy doesn't guarantee that the selected mode is something that the connected VGA monitor can handle. It's a shot in the dark and the mode we try, 1920x1440, is a large enough size (and an uncommon enough resolution) that we cannot consider that shot in the dark to be a safe one. Thinking out loud, 800x600, 1024x768 or 1280x1024 would probably be safer modes to attempt whenever DDC is unavailable, pretty much in that order. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Bugs, which is subscribed to Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/873942 Title: xf86-video-geode: driver initialization fails on Geode LX if DDC pins are configured for serial console To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/xorg-server/+bug/873942/+subscriptions -- ubuntu-bugs mailing list email@example.com https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-bugs