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I'm running Ubuntu and Gnome, but this should be generally relevant to any system using X11.

I had a look at the source of the Gnome tools that read monitor information. They all use the X RandR (Resize and Rotate) library under the hood to gather monitor information

The xrandr command line tool shows the raw data provided by your monitor

$ xrandr --verbose Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1280 x 1024, maximum 1280 x 1024 VGA connected 1280x1024+0+0 (0x3c) normal (normal left inverted right +x axis y axis) 338mm x 270mm Identifier: 0x3b Timestamp: 33753 Subpixel: unknown Clones: CRTC: 0 CRTCs: 0 1 Panning: 0x0+0+0 Tracking: 0x0+0+0 Border: 0/0/0/0 Transform: 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 1.000000 filter: EDID_DATA: 00ffffffffffff0010ac0ba0554a4632 110f010368221b78eecaf6a357479e23 114f54a54b00714f8180010101010101 010101010101302a009851002a403070 1300520e1100001e000000ff00553439 333135344b32464a550a000000fc0044 454c4c204531373346500a20000000fd 00384b1f500e000a2020202020200099

The EDID_DATA is particularly relevant to us. The read-edid project has utilities that turn the EDID information into something we can use:

$sudo get-edid 2>/dev/null| parse-edid 2>/dev/null| grep ModelName ModelName "DELL E173FP"

In reply to Re^4: How do I find my monitor type and model? by thunders
in thread How do I find my monitor type and model? by markseger

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