Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 230566
Xorg's DDC code probably has timing bugs
Last modified: 2008-05-06 21:15:35 EDT
I'm unable to get reasonable info by running ddcprobe on my laptop for LCD
display . This does not work even CRT monitor is connected. The result is that
I'm able to run X only 800x600 even 1024x768 LCD. I tryed another machines with
LCD displays with the same result.
I have VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8378 [S3 UniChrome] Integrated Video (rev 01) on
the notebook, on the second machine is nVidia Corporation C51PV [GeForce 6150]
(rev a2) and I'm not sure about the third machine but I'm able to check it.
As a second result, Anaconda is not using GUI on my laptop. Only when external
CRT monitor is connected.
ddcprobe is really just a thin wrapper around kudzu, which gets its information
from the info files provided by the driver. This is probably a problem with the
driver package itself, though it could be in kudzu too.
Don't we still have the terrible horrible no-good very-bad ddcprobe code to do
the VBE DDC call? I mean, if so there's not a lot we can do, but it would be
nice to get rid of if we can.
I guess the larger question is why you're limited to 8x6, which might not
actually be ddcprobe-related at all. Do you have an X config file and log file
from an affected setup that shows you being limited to 8x6?
Milan, thanks for the bug report. Could you please attach your X server config
file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug
report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file
attachment link below.
Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
This may provide some info:
While running ddcprobe I get
Monitor autoprobe results
Monitor autoprobe failed.
...and this gets printed in /var/log/messages:
python: obsolete kudzu ddcProbe called
I tryed my LCD display with another RHEL5 system and it worked fine 1024x768.
I'm unable to run it with 1024x768 on FC6 and on current devel
Created attachment 151156 [details]
X server log (without config file), lowres on 1024x768 LCD
Created attachment 151157 [details]
X config file
Created attachment 151158 [details]
X config file - working one
Created attachment 151159 [details]
X server log (with config file forced to 1024x768 mode but unsupported by LCD display)
You may check working X server logs in bug #234306 (another RHEL5 system
connected to the same LCD monitor with working autodetected 1024x768).
BTW: ddcprobe gives nothing even system-config-display correcly detect LCD
display name and supported resolution.
So the reason the other machine worked, and this one didn't, is that the other
machine was using VBE for the DDC call, and the BIOS got the timings right, and
our native I2C bus timings aren't too great.
*** Bug 234378 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fedora 7 test bugs should be filed against "devel", not against test1/2/3. This
isn't obvious, I know. Moving this report so it isn't lost.
This is a bulk message -- I apologize if this was actually meant to be targeted
against a different release. If so, please fix or let me know. Thanks.
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer
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Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled
these issues to this point.
The process we're following is outlined here:
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