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|Summary:||external vga display goes blank when xorg startes|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Gordon Hay <gordon>|
|Component:||xorg-x11-drv-ati||Assignee:||Dave Airlie <airlied>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2009-01-09 02:41:33 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Gordon Hay 2008-03-03 05:29:03 EST
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20080208 Fedora/220.127.116.11-1.fc8 Firefox/18.104.22.168 Description of problem: Booting F8, external display behaves normally at first, but when graphical stuff starts, it goes blank and stays blank. Laptop display continues to work normally. I'm only trying to display the same desktop simultaneously on both displays. No split desktops or double desktops, or anything fancy. It all worked properly with FC5, and subsequent upgrades to FC6 and then F7. Problem appeared only on upgrade to F8. All F8 updates applied. Everything still works normally if I boot Windows XP instead of F8. Also works OK (but slowly) if I specify VESA in xorg.conf instead of ATI or radeon. Config is: Compaq Evo N1020v laptop with Radeon IGP 340M graphics. External display is just an old Gateway EV500 15" CRT. Both displays are 1024*768. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-1.fc8 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Specify ATI driver instead of VESA 2.Restart X 3. Actual Results: External screen is blank. Expected Results: External screen should display same as laptop LCD. Additional info: xrandr reports "VGA-0 disconnected", but it certainly is connected, and both Ubuntu and XP can find it OK on the same hardware. I suspect a very recent ATI driver update has made this worse: xrandr used to find the screen, though it was blank. I could make it mirror the laptop display by saying "xrandr --output LVDS --mode 800x600" followed by "xrandr --output LVDS --mode 1024x768" But now nothing seems to work... Laptop attached to docking station, and through that to the external display.
Comment 1 David Wood 2008-03-03 07:10:33 EST
Me too with a Compaq nx9010, same graphics card. I can make the external display work by forcing installation of these packages over the rawhide versions: xorg-x11-server-Xorg-22.214.171.124-40.fc8.i386 xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.7.196-2.fc8.i386 It certainly doesn't work with these f9 packages: xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-2.fc9.i386 xorg-x11-server-common-126.96.36.199-0.26.20080227.fc9.i386 xorg-x11-server-Xorg-188.8.131.52-0.26.20080227.fc9.i386 I suspect the step from the ati-6.7.* driver to the ati-6.8.* driver broke it.
Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2008-03-03 08:00:15 EST
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue. Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below. Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug /var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please. We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information. Thanks in advance.
Comment 3 David Wood 2008-03-03 08:14:46 EST
Created attachment 296587 [details] xorg.conf with external display working
Comment 4 David Wood 2008-03-03 08:15:42 EST
Created attachment 296588 [details] Xorg.0.log with external display working
Comment 5 Gordon Hay 2008-03-03 09:16:28 EST
Created attachment 296602 [details] xorg.conf -- fails This xorg.conf uses the "radeon" driver, and leads to a blank VGA external screen. Changing "radeon" to "vesa" bypasses the problem.
Comment 6 Gordon Hay 2008-03-03 09:18:16 EST
Created attachment 296603 [details] Xorg.0.log created when no xorg.conf exists -- fails
Comment 7 Gordon Hay 2008-03-03 09:42:43 EST
I have dropped back to: xorg-x11-server-Xorg-184.108.40.206-40.fc8.i386, and xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.7.196-2.fc8.i386 Screen is still initially blank, but now I can again wake it up with: "xrandr --output LVDS --mode 800x600" followed by "xrandr --output LVDS --mode 1024x768"
Comment 8 David Wood 2008-03-03 09:54:20 EST
Created attachment 296612 [details] Default xorg.conf file - external display not working This is the default file created by system-config-display using the rawhide xorg installation. The external display fails to work whether this file exists or not.
Comment 9 David Wood 2008-03-03 10:00:06 EST
Created attachment 296613 [details] Xorg.0.log - external display not working
Comment 10 David Wood 2008-03-03 10:01:34 EST
Created attachment 296615 [details] xrandr output - external display not working Note that the external display has been detected by xrandr and a legitimate mode has been selected. However, the VGA-0 display is still blank.
Comment 11 David Wood 2008-03-03 10:47:09 EST
Update: To roll back from rawhide xorg to a working f8 setup I actually had to force install a few more components: The two files in comment 7 plus ... xorg-x11-drv-evdev-1.1.2-5.fc8.i386.rpm xorg-x11-drv-keyboard-1.2.2-2.fc8.i386.rpm xorg-x11-drv-mouse-1.2.3-1.fc8.i386.rpm xorg-x11-drv-vesa-1.3.0-10.fc8.i386.rpm xorg-x11-drv-void-1.1.1-6.fc8.i386.rpm I don't know if all are required or if one of these fixes the external display problem, but if I don't replace these, xorg crashes when trying to start.
Comment 12 Matěj Cepl 2008-03-03 11:42:41 EST
Might be duplicate of bug 435382, but I am not sure about that.
Comment 13 todd_lewis 2008-03-03 22:21:39 EST
Might be the same issue, but after the xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-1.fc8 upgrade, although my X display still works, my virtual consoles are extremely dim. I thought they were blank at first, but bumping up the contrast and brightness all the way shows very faint consoles. My virtual consoles were working fine before the xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-1.fc8 upgrade, and they work fine until X starts. Stopping X and dropping back to, say, runlevel 3 has no effect -- the console displays are extremely dark (detectable, but unreadable).
Comment 14 David Wood 2008-03-27 06:47:15 EDT
Just booted this laptop (compaq nx9010, Radeon IGP 340M graphics) with the F9 Beta Live-CD release and I get nothing at all on the VGA-0 output, not even text output. xrandr reports it as disconnected, which seems worse than my rawhide version which at least reports the presence of the external display even if though it still fails to display anything. My working setup still requires these F8 components to be overlaid onto the F9 installation: xorg-x11-drv-void-1.1.1-6.fc8.i386 xorg-x11-drv-mouse-1.2.3-1.fc8.i386 xorg-x11-server-Xorg-220.127.116.11-42.fc8.i386 xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.7.196-2.fc8.i386 (not the later 6.8.0 version) xorg-x11-drv-keyboard-1.2.2-2.fc8.i386 xorg-x11-drv-vesa-1.3.0-10.fc8.i386
Comment 15 David Wood 2008-04-04 08:20:32 EDT
Ongoing problem with the current rawhide (destined to be F9). The void and vesa drivers aren't needed to fix the problem. So, to summarize the current position: 1. Fully update system to rawhide. External (VGA-0) display goes blank as soon as rhgb starts. Display returns if I switch back to text mode with ctrl-alt-f1 2. From text mode, use "rpm -ivh --force" to install these four F8 packages: xorg-x11-drv-keyboard-1.2.2-2.fc8.i386 xorg-x11-drv-mouse-1.2.3-1.fc8.i386 xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.7.196-2.fc8.i386 xorg-x11-server-Xorg-18.104.22.168-44.fc8.i386 The last one now also requires --nodeps because mesa-libGL needs the F9 server package. 3. Restart the x-server using "init 3" and "init 5". VGA-0 display now works fine. Note that using the xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-1.fc8.i386.rpm doesn't work.
Comment 16 Dave Airlie 2008-05-08 04:55:49 EDT
any chance of trying the latest F9 driver?
Comment 17 David Wood 2008-05-08 05:42:45 EDT
Laptop fully updated from rawhide today. External monitor (HP L1906) connected, both displays show text output. External monitor goes to sleep as soon as rhgb starts. From the laptop display I can see that xrandr reports that VGA-0 is connected and it lists the correct display modes but there is no * against the 1280x1024 60.0 + mode. Typing "xrandr --output VGA-0 --auto" puts a * against this mode but the external display remains asleep. Following steps 2 and 3 in comment #15 gets me back to a working external monitor (although I still need to type "xrandr --output LVDS --off" to put the gnome panel at the bottom of the 1280x1024 external display).
Comment 18 David Wood 2008-11-07 04:25:19 EST
No problems with F10 (from rawhide). Both displays work and are easy to configure with the screen resolution tool.
Comment 19 Matěj Cepl 2008-11-07 10:45:12 EST
Reporter, are you still able to reproduce this problem with the latest packages?
Comment 20 Gordon Hay 2008-11-09 06:07:03 EST
Problem was reported on FC8, and is still readily reproduced. Since reporting the problem, I have installed all updates as they became available. No change.
Comment 21 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 04:59:50 EST
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Comment 22 Gordon Hay 2008-12-06 14:06:45 EST
I have not installed FC10 on the affected hardware, but have booted the Live CD and find the problem to be apparently the same as on FC8. Symptoms identical, workaround identical, by issuing xrandr --output LVDS --mode 800x600 followed by xrandr --output LVDS --mode 1024x768 Ubuntu 8.10 behaves the same as FC10, but Windows XP continues to see the external display without apparent difficulty.
Comment 23 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 02:41:33 EST
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.