Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 40554
Dell CPx docking station and X
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:13 EDT
Description of Problem:
Under 7, the Dell CPx laptop could be configured to use the Generic LCD
1024x768 monitor which would work standalone and with the Dell docking
station. I did a network upgrade using the docking station, and anaconda
worked flawlessly with the external monitor (Dell UltraScan P991), but
after reboot the docking station/monitor combination no longer worked.
This is stock 7.1 using XFree86-4.0.3-5.
The CPx uses this video chip:
driver: Card:ATI Rage Mobility
desc: "ATI|Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x"
Steps to Reproduce:
1. W/o an external monitor, use Xconfigurator to configure the video
2. Shutdown, place laptop in docking station w/ external P991
3. Startup in an X runlevel.
X and gdm attempt to start, but instead the screen flashes 4-5 times, waits
a few seconds, and then attempts to respawn X/gdm again, w/o success.
I should be able to use the same X settings standalone and with the
external monitor and docking station.
This does work with version 7 and XFree86-4.0.1-1.
Same problem that others have been reporting. We supposedly fixed
this I thought prior to our final release of Seawolf. Maybe not..
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 40109 ***