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Author:  mattbatt [ Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:11 am ]
Post subject:  How do I get Xorg.conf to survive a reboot? Intel

My MythTV goes HDMI from the PC to an Amplifier to the TV. When the TV and Amp are on Xorg configures correctly. If the power goes out or my toddler pushes the green glowing power button the PC boots back up but receives no EDID data from the TV or amp because it's off. I have found lots of tutorials on how to do this with an Nvidia Card and the Nvidia tools but not how to do it with Intel.
To fix my overscan issues I have already installed intel-gpu-tools from the Arch repository. Do you think there is enough demand to add intel-gpu-tools to the LinHES rep? There was a complication when it was looking for a Python3 dependency and LinHES is still on Python2.
How do I configure the Xorg file based on current settings and save it out to survive a reboot?

Thanks,
MattBatt

Author:  knappster [ Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How do I get Xorg.conf to survive a reboot? Intel

I'm not sure how you export the configuration you need, but it appears that the configuration need to be stored in:
/etc/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/

Maybe this post can help shed some light?
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=24676&p=141631&hilit=xorg.conf#p141652

Author:  bobmyth [ Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How do I get Xorg.conf to survive a reboot? Intel

I am using NVidia hardware, but the procedure appears to be the same for Intel. As the previous poster mentioned, you'll want to capture the EDID data and have Xorg use that instead of trying to probe.

Here's an excerpt from the man page (Debian 9 / Intel driver 2.99.917):
Code:
       Option "CustomEDID" "string"
              Override  the  probed  EDID on particular outputs. Sometimes the
              manufacturer supplied EDID is corrupt or lacking  a  few  usable
              modes and supplying a corrected EDID may be easier than specify‚Äź
              ing every modeline. This option allows to pass the path to  load
              an  EDID from per output. The format is a comma separated string
              of             output:path              pairs,              e.g.
              DP1:/path/to/dp1.edid,DP2:/path/to/dp2.edid

              Default: No override, use manufacturer supplied EDIDs.


Reply if you need more guidance.

Author:  mattbatt [ Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How do I get Xorg.conf to survive a reboot? Intel

Ok so I started working on it today and I've made some progress. I'm trying to keep detailed notes to share here just in case I need to do it ever again.

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