Bug 20744 - Xconfigurator hangs probing monitor info
Summary: Xconfigurator hangs probing monitor info
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: Xconfigurator
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-11-13 05:06 UTC by Ed McKenzie
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-25 10:54:08 UTC

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Description Ed McKenzie 2000-11-13 05:06:16 UTC
Frequently, when I run Xconfigurator --preferxf4, it freezes the machine
solid while trying to scan for monitor parameters. It doesn't seem to
matter whether I have X running on another console or not. It has never
done this the first time I've run it after boot.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-11-13 07:12:48 UTC
What card type?

Comment 2 Ed McKenzie 2000-11-13 15:03:50 UTC
My video accelerator is a Matrox mgag200 AGP, 8mb

Comment 3 Ed McKenzie 2000-11-25 10:54:05 UTC
I got it to crash again, this time with a strace. It seems to go into an
infinite loop calling vm86 and recieving 'function not implemented' from the
kernel. after a few seconds of this scrolling by, the system locks with no
sysrq, as mentioned before.

Comment 4 Preston Brown 2001-01-29 21:18:31 UTC
some combinations of hardware do not like to be DDC probed.  This will probably
not get fixed (You can choose not to probe) until a rewrite of Xconfigurator
takes place.

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