Bug 159128 - monitor probe succeeds on i386, fails on x86_64
monitor probe succeeds on i386, fails on x86_64
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-05-30 07:42 EDT by Dan Hollis
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-30 23:11:13 EDT
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Description Dan Hollis 2005-05-30 07:42:37 EDT
Description of problem:
FC4T3 i386 correctly probes monitor. FC4T3 x86_64 on exact same machine fails.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run i386 installer. Probing for monitor type: PHILIPS 107S
2.Run x86_64 installer. Probing for monitor type: Unknown
Actual results:
x86_64 installer is unable to probe monitor. while i386 installer on exact same
machine works fine.

Expected results:
You would expect x86_64 to be able to probe.

Additional info:
Video card - GF4 440mx.
Monitor - Philips 107S
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-05-30 23:11:13 EDT
This is because the real mode monitor probing we do can only be done on i386 and
not x86_64.  Unfortunately, there's no generic, cross-platform way to do monitor
probing and the methods that do exist are all card-specific.  X has code for
doing this, but doesn't really export it in a way that can be used.  There's
another (old) bug for tracking fixing that at which point we can do something
Comment 2 Dan Hollis 2005-05-30 23:56:17 EDT
what's the bug number for tracking it? might be nice to make 159128 'depends on' it.

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