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[Bug 1064924] Re: Please add LVDS quirk for the zotac zbox


Yes this bug remains an issue for me, the problem really is there is no
solution that works for everyone.

Just to recap the problem with these machines is that they have an
external HDMI encoder which is hooked up to the LVDS output of the GPU.
Linux itself doesn't support configuring that encoder, so unless you're
lucky enough that the bios/default hardware setup of the encoder matches
the equipment hooked up to it HDMI output doesn't work. Which leaves two

0) Add a no-lvds quirk, which disables the LVDS output alltogether
1) Not adding a quirk, which does mean HDMI out works if the stars align just right but causes issues for those not using HDMI 
     or those that are less lucky.

Linux upstream picked solution 1, as option 0 causes regression for
those folks which have correctly aligned stars. Which means i'll keep
seeing the issue as i'm not using the HDMI out.

The only real solution for this would be for someone to add support for
the external encoder to the kernel, which is a non-trivial amount of
work and is relatively unlikely to happen as it's a quite old chipset by

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  Please add LVDS quirk for the zotac zbox

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Bug description:
  The Zotac ZBOX SD ID12 claims to have an LVDS interface, but that's
  not actually hooked up, thus confusing X slightly

  This has been fixed upstream in:

  and then reverted:

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