Bug 429932 - The system_config_display will mess the xorg.conf - "Modes" & "Monitor"
Summary: The system_config_display will mess the xorg.conf - "Modes" & "Monitor"
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-display
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-01-23 20:53 UTC by Ivo Sarak
Modified: 2009-01-09 07:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:37:10 UTC

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Description Ivo Sarak 2008-01-23 20:53:46 UTC
Description of problem:

When ever I change the "resolution" in system_config_display application it will
bring havoc to /etc/X11/xorg.conf file:
a) if the selected resolution is less than maximum resolution listed in Modes
line then all larger resolutions will get removed from the Modes line;
b) if the selected resolution is larger than listed in Modes line then the Modes
line will be removed from the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.

Monitor changing within system_config_display will not manifest itself in the
/etc/X11/xorg.conf file - nothing will get saved.

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC8;
2. Try to change monitor settings & screen resolution;
Actual results:

1. Selected resolution 1152x864:
Modes    "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" "640x400"

2. Selected resolution 1024x768:
Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" "640x400"

3. Selected resolution 1152x864:
Modes line is missing.

4. /etc/X11/xorg.conf has:

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        ModelName    "ViewSonic P95f+"
        HorizSync    30.0 - 200.0
        VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0
        Option      "dpms"

Select Hardware->Monitor->Generic LCD Display->LCD Panel 1024x768

After the system_config_display supposedly saves the xorg.conf file it will
still list:

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        ModelName    "ViewSonic P95f+"
        HorizSync    30.0 - 200.0
        VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0
        Option      "dpms"

Expected results:

If 1. & 2. are correct then 3. should be:
Modes    "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" "640x400"

4. What ever it should be, it can not be 

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        ModelName    "ViewSonic P95f+"
        HorizSync    30.0 - 200.0
        VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0
        Option      "dpms"

Additional info:

I've tested this issue on 3 different systems and everywhere it is acting this way.

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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 07:37:10 UTC
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