Bug 85268

Summary: Can't configure correct monitor resolution
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Tracy Garner <traysee>
Component: XFree86Assignee: Mike A. Harris <mharris>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description Tracy Garner 2003-02-27 03:11:44 UTC
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Description of problem:
We have 2 identical Compaq Proliant servers.  1 is running RedHat 7.2, the 
other 8.0.  Both are on a KVM switch.
7.2's monitor/resolution works just fine. (Viewsonic Optiquest Q95).  
When we set the monitor/resolution on the 8.0 box the following happens:
We can choose 800x640 256,15,16 bit color or 800x600 256,15,16 bit color. When 
we choose 800x600 15 or 16 bit color the server starts - but the windows are 
HUGE.  When we try to choose 1024x768 we can only choose 256 color. When we 
restart with 1024x768 or 800x600 256 color the menus and windows are covered 
with small black squares.  
What's up with this?!
OH, and another thing - when we initially installed 8.0 - it actually goes 
into the BIOS and marks the second processor as corrupted and with a lot of 
work I figured how to resolve that issue.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install 8.0

Actual Results:  After the first time we tried to update the resolution - when 
the box restarted the screen when black at the login prompt. We then restarted 
it in single user text mode and edited the XF86config file and that got the 
box to restart.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mike Chambers 2003-02-27 03:24:48 UTC
It would be helpfull if you could attach your XFree config file and log file in
a plain text format so it can be viewed (paths below).  What type video card are
you using?

/etc/X11/XF86Config & /var/log/XFree86.0.log

Also, you mentioned using a KVM switch.  How does the system work if you took
out the switch and were connected straight to the monitor?  Does it at least
work correctly then?

Comment 2 Tracy Garner 2003-02-28 02:14:45 UTC
I was able (after 2 more attempts at the installation) to get 7.2 installed.  
The monitor and picture work great with this version.

Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2003-05-13 08:43:13 UTC
I just discovered that the bug reporter put this bug report into the DEFERRED
status for reasons unknown.  Reopening bug report and changing status and

Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2003-05-13 08:43:36 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76124 ***

Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:52:00 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.