I am currently suffering from a video card related bug (S-video output doesn't work in Natty) which causes my TV screen to flicker every 10 seconds. According to a Launchpad contributor, this is probably caused by the system running a regular xrandr probe.
Is there any way to safely disable this probe while I wait for a bugfix?
I want to be able to:
- run my machine as normal when the S-video cable is not plugged in
- plug in the cable and choose to output to the TV using the Monitor Preferences tool
- unplug the cable and switch back to normal resolution
- (low priority) boot up with the cable plugged in and have it be detected and used
- not mess everything up
Is this possible? A system setting would be preferable, but a script/command to run after I've got the TV hooked up is acceptable.