Bug 136873 - system-config-display doesn't read driver from xorg.conf
Summary: system-config-display doesn't read driver from xorg.conf
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 133764
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: system-config-display
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Paul Nasrat
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-10-22 19:39 UTC by John A. Hull
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 19:06:34 UTC

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Description John A. Hull 2004-10-22 19:39:00 UTC
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Description of problem:
When starting system-config-display, it probes the video card and 
then automatically chooses a driver based on the card type. This is a 
problem when using the closed-source nvidia or ati drivers, because 
it will automatically replace that driver with an open-source driver. 
This prevents users from starting system-config-display and using it 
to configure their monitor and resolutions only, since it will change 
their X driver to something else. 

redhat-config-display was more useful in this regard, since it would 
change the driver only if the user chose to probe or pick a new video 
card. If would be useful if this functionality was included is some 
form in system-config-display also. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set the video driver in xorg.conf for an nvidia card from "nv" 
to "nvidia"
2. Start system-config-display
3. Press "OK"
4. Look in xorg.conf. Driver has changed back to nv

Expected Results:  system-config-display should not change the driver 
used unless explicitly told to do so. 

Additional info:

Comment 1 Paul Nasrat 2004-10-23 09:55:49 UTC
Already fixed in rawhide

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 133764 ***

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 19:06:34 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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