Carlos E. R. said the following on 01/03/2013 12:54 PM:
El 2013-01-03 a las 06:32 -0500, Anton Aylward escribió:
So it buzzes an hour or two until you finish installing. Is that a real problem?
And then I carry the machine up from the basement and plug it in in the office with the 'production' setting, the LCD, and ... well, no, it won't see the EDID and settles for 800x600 and won't shift. I've tried editing the boot line, the grub/gfxboot and the xorg.conf to include 1024, 1280 with various modelines. NADA.
So, not even the CRT works.
What's the thing that on all those test failures remain the same? One the cable, two the card. All those failures have that hardware in common. Either your cable or your card is broken, so change at least one of them to try! Gosh!
Perhaps I didn't make it clear - there are TWO environments
1. The "bench" in the basement" with the "closet of anxieties", that is a cupboard full of odds and sods. There's an anecdote related to that which is not relevant here. The crappy old monitor(s) and other retired equipment of dubious quality lives there, hence the name.
2. The "Office" (or pig-pen or cubicle farm...). That's where work gets done, when it does. See Scott Adams and Dilbert cartoons. Good looking equipment (aka dust free). There's supposed to be a dress code. No CRTs here, all LCDs.
Most places I've worked have had a "production" and "workbench" setting.