The situation I have run into is that when X restarts when the TV is switched to a different input the DVI connection is not connected and X fails to start. I have not tested with the TV off yet.
However, a minor modification to the driver (which is not a fix, just a test from other tickets) allows X to start. When X does start it is able to get EDID information from the TV. The retrieval of EDID info tells me that part of the connection is seen by the driver.
I am currently using xf86-video-intel-188.8.131.522
Two Xorg logs are attached. Xorg.0.log (unmodified code) and Xorg.0.log.Unknown (modified code to allow X to start, showing that it is able to get EDID info)
This may duplicate https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14611 but in my case the display is connected just not switched to the proper input.
PS to get X to start I did the following since I know that the DVI is connected.
Changed XF86OutputStatusDisconnected to XF86OutputStatusUnknown on line 1098 of src/i830_sdvo.c
Created attachment 15790 [details]
Xorg with untouched code where X fails
Created attachment 15791 [details]
X log when X is able to start with code change. Shows that the driver does see the DVI connection and gets EDID info.
Created attachment 15792 [details]
Xorg conf file
Would you please attach the xorg log with option modedebug turned on?
It should be the same problem as bug 14611.
When you switch the TV to other input, our driver can't detect any active output attached to SDVO tmds-1 output (using the hotplug detection mechanism but it seems that we can still get EDID from the DDC channel to your TV).
Please try the patch in bug 14611.
Created attachment 16317 [details]
Logfile with ModeDebug set to true.
I tried the referenced patch and setting the enable option did not help.
Created attachment 16339 [details] [review]
force enable output -2nd
Would you please make sure that you are using the new X server (with patch applied)? I've tried you xorg.conf file with my patch, it works.
Attached patch is the same with the 1st, except I've added some debug messages.
This will make sure whether you are using the newly patched X server. Would you please try this patch and repost the xorg log?
Billy, any feedback for comment#8? Thanks.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 14611 ***