|Summary:||Config tool fail to handle changing to new graphics card|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Jon Burgess <jburgess777>|
|Component:||system-config-display||Assignee:||Paul Nasrat <pnasrat>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2005-01-04 15:36:40 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Jon Burgess 2004-05-08 20:05:37 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4.1) Gecko/20031114 Description of problem: I first found a problem when I switched a hard disk containing an FC2T3 install between two machines. Kudzu sorted out most the differences between the machines, but X would not work and system-config-display could not fix the config file, even though it correctly detected the different graphics card. I strongly suspect the same problem will occur when a user swaps graphics card in a machine. I have a simple way to reproduce as below... Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): system-config-display-1.0.13-3 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Get a machine with a working X system running 2. Shutdown X with "init 4" 3. Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf, changing the "Driver" line to use a different chipset, e.g. swap ati for i810 etc. 4. Confirm that X does not start, which is expected 5. Try running "system-config-display". Actual Results: system-config-display detects the correct chipset to use but ends up reporting an error that X could not start. Looking at the /var/log/xorg.setup.log & the corresponding /tmp/tmp...xorg.config file shows that system-config-display still tried to use the old chipset. Expected Results: I expect system-config-display should be able to re-write the xorg.conf file to fix this problem. Additional info:
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2004-05-17 18:33:46 UTC
Does /etc/X11/XF86Config still exist on your system?
Comment 2 Jon Burgess 2004-05-17 18:55:46 UTC
Yes it did, so I just removed it and tried again but the problem still exists. I went to run level 3, editted /etc/X11/xorg.conf and changed the driver from correct one "glint" to "ati" and then ran system-config-display and it still failed: [root@localhost X11]# system-config-display * ddcprobe returned bogus values: ID: None Name: None HorizSync: None VertSync: None Trying with card: 3Dlabs Permedia2 (generic) Error, cannot start X server. [root@localhost X11]# If I delete the xorg.conf file containing the bogus driver info then it works OK.
Comment 3 Paul Nasrat 2004-08-12 10:20:53 UTC
Please retest this appears to be fixed for me using Fedora Core 3 test 1 system-config-display 1.0.17-1 Steps to reproduce: Shutdown X Change driver from ati to glint system-config-display It tries with config and then automatically tries using a fresh configuration which works.