Bug 397151 - xinerama setup does not restore properly after comming out of sleep
xinerama setup does not restore properly after comming out of sleep
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11 (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Reported: 2007-11-23 13:06 EST by Stephen Adler
Modified: 2008-08-02 19:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-11-26 09:22:38 EST
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Description Stephen Adler 2007-11-23 13:06:35 EST
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Description of problem:
I have an nvidia 8600 gt and installed the nvidia driver from livna. I have two monitors configured in xinerama mode. I leave the system idle and the monitors go to sleep properly. When I enter my password to unlock the session, only the left monitor properly is restored, the right one stays shut off. The work around is to type ctl-alt-f1 then ctl-alt-f7 to go into text mode then back into video mode. When I go back into video mode, both screens properly restore and I continue using my dual monitor setup.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
fedora core 8

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go away from your computer for a while, and let the monitors go to sleep
2.wake up the system by wiggling the mouse, and then enter your password to unlock the session.
3.When the screen session restores, only the left monitor is active, the right one is still blank in hibernation mode

Actual Results:

Expected Results:
both monitors should come alive

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Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2007-11-26 09:22:38 EST
Thanks for the report. We are sorry that we cannot help you with your problem,
but we are not able to support binary-only drivers. If you would be able to
reproduce this issue using only open source software, please, reopen this bug
with the additional information, but in meantime I have no choice than to close
this bug as CANTFIX (because we really cannot fix it).

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unsupported 3rd party proprietary "nvidia" video driver, Nvidia provides
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