Bug 1022863 - Second display is blank
Second display is blank
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-10-24 03:56 EDT by Marek Goldmann
Modified: 2013-11-05 02:44 EST (History)
7 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: kernel-3.11.6-302.fc20
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Last Closed: 2013-11-05 02:44:22 EST
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Description Marek Goldmann 2013-10-24 03:56:53 EDT
Description of problem:

When I boot my laptop connected to a dock, the second display correctly wakes up and shows the Fedora login screen correctly.

Although when I log in - the screen goes black. It's still turned on, but is totally black.

The laptop screen works perfectly all the time.

My laptop is a T430s with 1600x900 px screen and my second display is a 27" Dell 2713HM with 2560x1440 px. Second display is connected via dock and a Displayport cable.

When I open the display settings configuration - I'm able to make the second display working after doing a few steps like: rearranging the screens, changing the resolution, etc. I haven't found the perfect workaround yet.

I suspect this is somehow related to the resolution, which is pretty big.

This bug welcomes me every time I boot my laptop with a remote screen attached. Plugging out and in the displayport cable doesn't help.

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Comment 1 Marek Goldmann 2013-10-24 04:06:00 EDT
I have the feeling that this bug was introduced in with the below update on my system. I tried to downgrade xorg-x11-drv-qxl, but it didn't help.

I found a way to make the second display work:

1. Open display settings
2. Change the resolution of second display to 1900x1200, apply
3. Change the resolution of second display back to 2560x1440, apply

Update I mentioned:

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Begin time     : Wed Oct 23 08:45:56 2013
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User           : Marek Goldmann <goldmann>
Return-Code    : Success
Command Line   : update
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history info
Comment 2 Marek Goldmann 2013-11-05 02:44:22 EST
It seems that this issue was fixed by kernel upgrade to kernel-3.11.6-302.fc20. I don't see this issue anymore.

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