Bug 118211 - does not configure my laptop screen correctly---ddc probe not complete
Summary: does not configure my laptop screen correctly---ddc probe not complete
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-03-13 17:43 UTC by Don Hardaway
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-07-08 12:32:38 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
lastest log attached (62.31 KB, text/plain)
2004-03-15 17:09 UTC, Don Hardaway
no flags Details
here is the log for the r128 driver (37.48 KB, text/plain)
2004-03-15 18:38 UTC, Don Hardaway
no flags Details
attached is a manually modified config file (3.03 KB, text/plain)
2004-03-15 19:03 UTC, Don Hardaway
no flags Details
lastest log after all changes (37.28 KB, text/plain)
2004-03-15 19:04 UTC, Don Hardaway
no flags Details

Description Don Hardaway 2004-03-13 17:43:46 UTC
Description of problem:
anaconda/kudzu still does not do the ddc probe correctly to be able to
configure XFree86 to work on my laptop.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Linux version 2.6.3-2.1.253 (bhcompile@porky.devel.redhat.com) (gcc
version 3.3.3 20040216 (Red Hat Linux 3.3.3-2.1)) #1 Tue Mar 9
13:35:40 EST 2004

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.do a install
Actual results:
can't identify screen

Expected results:
it configures XFConfig correctly.

Additional info:

With every version starting at 9 I have to manually configure XFree86
to make my laptop screen work correctly.  Also the r128 may have
problems also--not sure--I have learned to always use vesa or my
screen may go white and lock my machine up. mharris has been saying
over the past two years he can not identify with hardware--dell or
redhat should help their engineers--it is impossible for them to do
their job without proper support.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-03-15 16:28:17 UTC
Can you attach an XFree86.log?  We do some log parsing to try to
auto-setup LCDs but it's possible the output has changed subtly.

Comment 2 Don Hardaway 2004-03-15 17:09:29 UTC
Created attachment 98540 [details]
lastest log attached

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2004-03-15 17:22:11 UTC
I need a log when running with the ati driver, not the vesa driver. 
The vesa driver doesn't have the card-specific knowledge to do bit
twiddling and determine what the TFT is.  Also, 'Option "nodri"' in
the video card section is likely to be effective at fixing your
problems with the screen going white and not coming back while not
having the performance penalties associated with the vesa driver.

Comment 4 Don Hardaway 2004-03-15 18:10:26 UTC
do you want the ati driver OR the r128. r128 has been the driver that
was used in the past.

Comment 5 Don Hardaway 2004-03-15 18:24:54 UTC
just tried again using the 'Option "nodri"' option---No luck--screen
still goes white when logging out

Comment 6 Don Hardaway 2004-03-15 18:38:33 UTC
Created attachment 98548 [details]
here is the log for the r128 driver

my screen now will not go down to 1024x768 resolution even though in the
display program it says 1024x768.

Comment 7 Don Hardaway 2004-03-15 19:03:07 UTC
Created attachment 98549 [details]
attached is a manually modified config file

Look at what i had to do with the vertical refresh and horizsync upper limits
to get the screen to do 1024x768. Also had to reduce colors from 24 bit to 16
bit.  The config program does not figure any of this out.  You have to manually
do it. I have sent XFConfig files to about 30 people over the last year who
have the c800 dell laptop -- all having the problem with the screen.  I hope
you can fix it.  Somehow windows does it correctly.

Comment 8 Don Hardaway 2004-03-15 19:04:49 UTC
Created attachment 98550 [details]
lastest log after all changes

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