Bug 30651 - ATI rage mobility (mach64) laptop cannot run X when connected to a external monitor
Summary: ATI rage mobility (mach64) laptop cannot run X when connected to a external m...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 27148
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
high
high
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
URL:
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Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2001-03-05 15:56 UTC by Chris Runge
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-03-17 20:37:46 UTC


Attachments (Terms of Use)
log using anaconda-generated config file (20.23 KB, text/plain)
2001-03-05 15:57 UTC, Chris Runge
no flags Details
log generated from Xconfigurator-generated config file (19.18 KB, text/plain)
2001-03-05 15:58 UTC, Chris Runge
no flags Details
log generated during Xconfigurator test (19.45 KB, text/plain)
2001-03-05 16:01 UTC, Chris Runge
no flags Details
anaconda-generated config file (3.69 KB, text/plain)
2001-03-05 16:03 UTC, Chris Runge
no flags Details
config file generated by Xconfigurator (1.84 KB, text/plain)
2001-03-05 16:04 UTC, Chris Runge
no flags Details

Description Chris Runge 2001-03-05 15:56:24 UTC
7.1 RC2

hardware:
- Dell Latitude CPx (8MB Rage Mobility)
- externel Dell 19in monitor

problem:
X works great when the PC is not connected to an external monitor; when
connected to the monitor it refuses to start and complains about a lack of
valid screens. This problem did not exist under RHL7. X works when the
external monitor is not attached.

background:
install was done using pcmcia.img and NFS. The machine was connected to the
external monitor at the time via a docking station. The graphical
installation (default) was chosen and worked well. I noticed, however,
during the X configuration phase that it detected the flat panel instead of
the attached Dell monitor. The X test failed (or more properly the screen
blanked and then returned to the X configuration screen).

Post-install "startx" failed with an error about a lack of valid screens.

I then ran Xconfigurator. Xconfigurator detected the attached Dell monitor.
I selected for possible resolutions 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480, all at
8bpp, 16bpp, and 24bpp. The test failed.

Exiting Xconfigurator "startx" failed again with a similar error.

Attachments (to be included):
- XFree86.0.log-orig [the log from the original "startx" attempt post-install]
- XFree86.9.log-Xconfigurator [the log generated during the Xconfigurator
attempt post-install]
- XFree86.0.log-postXconfigurator [the log from the "startx" attempt
post-Xconfigurator]
- XF86Config-4.orig [the original XF86Config-4 file generated by anaconda]
- XF86Config-4.xconfigurator-monitor [the XF86Config-4 file generated by
Xconfigurator]

Notes:
- the XF86Config-4 file generated by Xconfigurator has some problems with
it (it added 1600x1200 as a possible resolution for 24 and 16bpp, but not
8bpp--this resolution was not chosen)

Comment 1 Chris Runge 2001-03-05 15:57:31 UTC
Created attachment 11802 [details]
log using anaconda-generated config file

Comment 2 Chris Runge 2001-03-05 15:58:36 UTC
Created attachment 11803 [details]
log generated from Xconfigurator-generated config file

Comment 3 Chris Runge 2001-03-05 16:01:28 UTC
Created attachment 11804 [details]
log generated during Xconfigurator test

Comment 4 Chris Runge 2001-03-05 16:03:45 UTC
Created attachment 11805 [details]
anaconda-generated config file

Comment 5 Chris Runge 2001-03-05 16:04:37 UTC
Created attachment 11806 [details]
config file generated by Xconfigurator

Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-13 04:03:57 UTC
What release of XFree86 are you using for all of this? If you aren't allready,
please try XFree86-4.0.2-11.4.0, Mesa-3.4-11 and the latest rawhide kernel.
Does this fix it for you?

Comment 7 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-17 20:37:42 UTC
Ok, we are looking into this and corelating it with other similar bug reports.

Comment 8 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-17 20:42:02 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 27148 ***


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