Bug 20744 - Xconfigurator hangs probing monitor info
Xconfigurator hangs probing monitor info
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: Xconfigurator (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-11-13 00:06 EST by Ed McKenzie
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-25 05:54:08 EST
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Description Ed McKenzie 2000-11-13 00:06:16 EST
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 02:12:48 EST
What card type?
Comment 2 Ed McKenzie 2000-11-13 10:03:50 EST
My video accelerator is a Matrox mgag200 AGP, 8mb
Comment 3 Ed McKenzie 2000-11-25 05:54:05 EST
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 16:18:31 EST
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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