Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1316716
NVIDIA Optimus not working in F23, worked in F22
Last modified: 2016-12-20 14:23:01 EST
Created attachment 1135049 [details]
Description of problem: With the NVIDIA proprietary driver installed on Fedora 23, with Xorg-X11-Server-Xorg-1.18.0-2 installed does not display certain menus, and firefox only starts in a small window.
This is a regression from Xorg-server 1.17 to 1.18, with the xrandr package.
This bug has been submitted by others upstream to FreeDesktop, but is not yet released. See https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=92313.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.18.0-2.fc23.x86_64.rpm
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 23 with GUI (I used Xfce Environment)
2. Install NVIDIA proprietary driver from Nvidia.com
3. Modify xorg.conf and xinitrc script as recommended by NVidia.
4. Start XFCE
5. Launch Firefox.
Actual results: Firefox will start in a small window. Resizing to a normal size, the configuration menu will not display.
Expected results: Firefox will start to the previously used size, and the menus will display correctly.
Additional info: See attached xrandr.patch for the fix, originally posted by Jan Burgmeier in two parts on FreeDesktop.org bug.
I have tested this fix against the xorg-x11-server-1.18.0-2.fc23.src.rpm package with Xorg server 1.18.0, and have tested against version 1.18.1. Both successfully fixed the issue.
To be clear, version 1.18.1 does not fix the issue, but the patch can be applied to v1.18.1 as well as 1.18.0. This patch has not been included upstream yet.
Upgraded to xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.18.1-3.fc23.x86_64, same problem persists. The supplied xrandr.patch can be applied in xorg-x11-server-1.18.1-3.fc23.src.rpm as well.
Patch has been included upstream in version 1.18.2, which fixes the issue. I tested by updating the SPEC file from xorg-x11-server-1.18.1-3.fc23.src.rpm, to manually build xorg-x11-server-1.18.2-1.fc23.
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