Bug 387651 - Fedora 8 xorg-x11-drv-vesa problems
Fedora 8 xorg-x11-drv-vesa problems
Status: CLOSED INSUFFICIENT_DATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-vesa (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
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Reported: 2007-11-16 16:06 EST by Al Takishita
Modified: 2008-01-31 16:36 EST (History)
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Description Al Takishita 2007-11-16 16:06:44 EST
Description of problem:
     I have a Great Quality ZX-5362(Fry's Electronics)laptop with AMD Sempron
3000+ and VIA S3 Unichrome Pro VGA Adapter.  During Fedora 8 clean install in
graphic mode the mouse/cursor was inoperative.  I used tab-arrow keys-enter to
make my selections, ie partition configurations, etc.  After reboot-Finish,
Fedora 8 would not boot into XWindow.  
     I edited /etc/inittab to change to runlevel 3 and /etc/X11/xorg.conf
videocard0 device 'via" to 'vesa".  After boot into XWindow display resolution
was at 800x600.  Selecting System-Admin-Display-Settings-Resolution showed
800x600 with 640x480 as other selection  available.  Selecting Hardware-Video
Card showed vesa-generic vesa.  Monitor type showed (autoconfigured).  I
selected "configure"-generic lcd display-1024x768.  XWindow restarted with
1024x768 resolution but there was no lower taskbar and rh edge.  Selected
System-Admin-Display and logged in.  The display settings gui did not appear. 
Restored 800x600 resolution by cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
     I had the same problem with Fedora 7 clean install in June '07.  My Linux
guru taught me the changes to boot into Xwindows.  After F7 install, yum updated    
xorg-x11-drv-vesa and I was able to adjust resolution.  
     I have reinstalled Fedora 7 and had no problems during install. Also no
problems adjusting resolution after editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf  device
videocard0 from 'via' to 'vesa'.
     I did find a bug fix for Red Hat Enterprise at:
         https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2007-0581.html   
      


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora8: xorg-x11-drv-vesa-1.3.0-10
Fedora7: xorg-x11-drv-vesa-1.3.0-8


How reproducible:
Clean install Fedora 8

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Clean install Fedora8
2.Edit /etc/inittab to runlevel 3,  /etc/X11/xorg.conf device videocard0 "via"
to "vesa"
3.startx
  
Actual results:
Display resolution at 800x600

Expected results:
Able to adjust resolution to 1024x768

Additional info:
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-01-31 11:30:08 EST
Thanks for the bug report.  We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.

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.
Comment 2 Al Takishita 2008-01-31 16:26:28 EST
Martej Cepl,
     I am currently in the process of preparing the laptop to give to my brother
and reinstalled XP.  I did find a solution to my problem.  I have included
before and after displays of /etc/X11/xorg.conf.  I edited xorg.conf=>Section
"Screen" => Subsection "Display".  I added the the line => Modes "1024x768"
"800x600"  The Section "Monitor" after rebooting after editing.
     I tried this after reinstalling Fedora 7; I copied /etc/X11/xorg.conf and
edited Fedora 8 /etc/X11/xorg.conf with Fedora 7 parameters.  Sorry for not
providing the log requested and not creating attachments.  

Thanks for your help
Al Takishita

--/etc/X11/xorg.conf  **Before editing**

# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Default Layout"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
	InputDevice    "Synaptics" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us+inet"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Synaptics"
	Driver      "synaptics"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto-dev"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
	Option      "SHMConfig" "true" 
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "vesa"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection


--/etc/X11/xorg.conf **After edit**

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "single head configuration"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
	InputDevice    "Synaptics" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us+inet"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Synaptics"
	Driver      "synaptics"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto-dev"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
	Option	    "SHMConfig" "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	ModelName    "LCD Panel 1024x768"
	HorizSync    31.5 - 48.0
	VertRefresh  56.0 - 65.0
	Option	    "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "vesa"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes     "1024x768" "800x600"
	EndSubSection
EndSection
Comment 3 Al Takishita 2008-01-31 16:32:00 EST
Martej Cepl,
     The line: "The Section "Monitor" after rebooting after editing." should read:
The Section "Monitor" appeared after reboot after editing.

Sorry,
Al takishita
Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2008-01-31 16:36:23 EST
OK, thank you for letting us know. I am sorry, but I have to close this bug as
INSSUFFICIENT_DATA.

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