Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 391441
graphical display manager makes xorg.conf useless
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:28:01 EST
Description of problem:
On Fedora 7 I had a custom xorg.conf file. When I upgraded to Fedora 8, I moved
the custom xorg.conf to the new installation. Under Fedora 8 the video settings
came out wrong, so I tried to use the GUI to reconfigure X.
The GUI display config utility created an xorg.conf that made X unable to start.
for the old, custom config file, the new config that the GUI produces, and the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Place above custom xorg.conf file in /etc/X11
2.Open System > Administration > Display
3.On settings tab, resolution is listed as 640x480 for primary monitor, which is
wrong. Real resolution is 1600x1200. Change resolution to 1600x1200.
4.Under Dual Head tab, util lists second video card as nvidia GeForce. This is
wrong. nVidia is primary card, ATI radeon is secondary card. Change secondary
card to ATI.
5. Resolution on second screen is listed as 640x480. Change to 1024x768.
6.Change Desktop Layout to spanning desktop.
8.Restart X. X fails to start with the errors listed at the URL above.
X fails to start.
X should start with new correct settings.
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