Bug 431362 - X doesn't start with laptop lid closed
Summary: X doesn't start with laptop lid closed
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-server
Version: 8
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-02-03 16:31 UTC by Feng Yu
Modified: 2018-04-11 12:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:38:41 UTC

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Xorg log (29.83 KB, text/plain)
2008-02-03 16:31 UTC, Feng Yu
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Description Feng Yu 2008-02-03 16:31:45 UTC
Description of problem:

X doesn't start with laptop lid closed. It panic without finding a screen.

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


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Power on the computer.
2. Close the display lid.
3. wait a long time (2 min on my T42) until fedora finish booting and start gdm
Actual results:
Instead of the gdm welcome window, what I saw is a blue screen which informs me
X failed to start and which tries to guide me to mess up my Xorg.conf.

Expected results:
When I open the laptop lid again, the gdm screen should be displayed.

Additional info:
It looks like a very deep problem in X. 
If the lid is closed, the video chip is shutdown or the video chip will report
the display device(aka screen) is unplugged. On my laptop the case is radeon
driver fails to set the display mode since no display device is connect. Then
our little X server is screwed. 

To avoid this, X need to obtain the ability to start with a dumb screen, and
switch to a new screen on the fly. I've heard that the latest X will support
dynamical device plugging. Maybe or not this new feature will help.

login as root
init 4
init 5

Comment 1 Feng Yu 2008-02-03 16:31:45 UTC
Created attachment 293837 [details]
Xorg log

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