Bug 40109 - Dell Lattitude Loses Video capabilities when docked
Summary: Dell Lattitude Loses Video capabilities when docked
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
: 40554 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-05-10 18:02 UTC by Rodd Johnson
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-06-01 01:47:22 UTC

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Description Rodd Johnson 2001-05-10 18:02:46 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
When running version 7, the LCD and CRT via a docking station worked 
flawlessly on my Dell Lattitude CPi. With 7.1, XConfigurator now shows no 
entry for X Server and refuses to sync the monitor, even though probe 
finds the correct video card settings and the monitor is recognized 

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start XConfigurator
2.Press OK for PCI Probe (Note - no X Server present)
3.Press OK for Monitor Probe for a monitor that is recoqnized
4.Press Probe and OK
5.Press Use Default (16 bits per pixel, 1024x768)
6.Press OK to test configuration
7.Watch screen disconnect and start to flash the power light, indicating 
no signal.


Actual Results:  The monitor shows no input signal and switches to 
disconnected state. Tried two monitor vendors, identical behavior 
(Viewsonic MB90, Proview 770)

Expected Results:  Should have shown sample GNOME interface

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-05-11 05:12:14 UTC
XFree86 isn't quite mature for this sort of stuff.  Try adding
the following to your XF86Config-4 in the options section:

Option "crtscreen"

If that doesnt work, I need you to file attach using the link below, your:
XF86Config-4, and your X server log.

Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2001-05-15 04:42:13 UTC
*** Bug 40554 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-06-01 01:47:18 UTC
Please supply the requested information.

Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2002-02-09 08:05:05 UTC
It's been 8+ months without feedback or troubleshooting information, so
I'm closing the bug report.  If this problem still exists in rawhide in
the XFree86 4.2.0 release, please attach 4.2.0 X server log and config
file, and reopen the report, and I can try to troubleshoot it further.


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