This article is a short tutorial on how to get the QX2710 to work well on Linux.
Fixing X11 with Nvidia
By default, on some graphics drivers, the QX2710 will enter a debug mode and flip through colors when you start up X. The reason for this is that the driver is having issues reading the EDID from the monitor.
- Copy the edid file to
/etc/X11/edid(create the directory)
- Remove any nvidia-generated xorg configs in
- Find the ID of the monitor through the following command
$ nvidia-xconfig --query-gpu-info
Another possibility is to look up the monitor id in the xorg.conf file that the nvidia-settings UI offers to create.
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/60-qnix-edid.confand add the following to it (remember to change DFP-0 to your monitor ID)
Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Option "CustomEDID" "DFP-0:/etc/X11/edid/qx2710.edid" EndSection
- Save the file then restart X. Your monitor should now be working.