Bug 128148 - system-config-display --reconfig --noui fails
system-config-display --reconfig --noui fails
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-display (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2004-07-19 08:09 EDT by Michael Young
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.0.16-1
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Last Closed: 2004-07-20 10:44:16 EDT
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Description Michael Young 2004-07-19 08:09:56 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I run the command
system-config-display --reconfig --noui
I get the error
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/system-config-display/xconf.py", line 412, in ?
NameError: name 'hardware_state' is not defined

The problem seems to be the lines 336-7
    if reconfig and loop_count == 0:
in /usr/share/system-config-display/xconf.py
which discards the first card in the card list. Since the system in
question only finds one card the configuration fails. If I comment out
these lines, the command works as expected.
Package versions are system-config-display-1.0.14-1 and rhpl-0.143-1
Comment 1 Michael Young 2004-07-20 10:44:16 EDT
Actually, it seems this bug is already fixed in the rawhide version.
Comment 2 Sindre Pedersen Bjørdal 2004-08-30 16:13:25 EDT
I really do think there should be an update for this for the current
release (Core 2). If users get stuck without X and this doesn't work
they're kind of lost. This is a severe bug IMHO. 
Comment 3 Barry K. Nathan 2004-09-02 00:21:27 EDT
I was just bitten by on a production system. :(

Here's a possible workaround though:

mkdir /root/old-x-files
mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf* /etc/X11/XF86Config* /root/old-x-files

rather than
system-config-display --reconfig

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