Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 136873
system-config-display doesn't read driver from xorg.conf
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:13 EST
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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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set the video driver in xorg.conf for an nvidia card from "nv"
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.
Already fixed in rawhide
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 133764 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.