Bug#699731: issue resolved

Michel Dänzer daenzer at debian.org
Thu Feb 14 05:50:51 PST 2013

On Don, 2013-02-14 at 13:19 +0100, Andreas Glaeser wrote: 
> Upon reinstalling today and doing no text-mode configuration at all to Xorg, I put
> 'video=LVDS-1:d" boot option into /etc/default/grub, 'linux-firmware-nonfree' was
> installed, then 'update-grub' was done. Although it was a bit tricky to guess, where the
> 'Apply'-button was and to click on it, because it was mostly outside of the visible area
> of the default 640x480 screen, when changing the Displays-setting to higher resolutions
> under System-Settings.'Mirror displays' was deselected and 'Laptop' too.
> Now blanking of the virtual terminals still appears and the X-display is not affected by
> this, as before, so it is clearly not necessary to create an xorg.conf-file.

I think the best solution would be to add a quirk to the kernel to
permanently disable the LVDS output on this hardware. Then you wouldn't
even need video=LVDS-1:d.

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |                   http://www.amd.com
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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