Bug 443122 - F9PR x86_64 Live KDE: resolution not usable
F9PR x86_64 Live KDE: resolution not usable
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-vesa (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-18 14:10 EDT by Sandro Mathys
Modified: 2009-07-14 14:26 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 14:26:44 EDT
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KDE 4 with unusable resolution. (756.02 KB, image/jpeg)
2008-04-18 14:10 EDT, Sandro Mathys
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KDE4 starting with unusable resolution. (747.08 KB, image/jpeg)
2008-04-18 14:11 EDT, Sandro Mathys
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rhgb with unusable resolution. (656.21 KB, image/jpeg)
2008-04-18 14:12 EDT, Sandro Mathys
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after logout (562.42 KB, image/jpeg)
2008-04-18 14:13 EDT, Sandro Mathys
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grub working fine (775.50 KB, image/jpeg)
2008-04-18 14:14 EDT, Sandro Mathys
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Xorg.0.log (43.55 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-19 04:40 EDT, Sandro Mathys
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dmesg (38.29 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-19 04:41 EDT, Sandro Mathys
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lsmod (3.74 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-19 04:42 EDT, Sandro Mathys
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lspci (2.18 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-19 04:42 EDT, Sandro Mathys
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Description Sandro Mathys 2008-04-18 14:10:12 EDT
Description of problem:
I just booted F9PR (x86_64 Live KDE) on my Dell Inspiron 1720 and it was
anything but usable. The resolution is so small, even rhgb gets messed up (puts
the progress bar over the artwork). The pixels are that big, I can't read things
written in normal font size (KDE menu, display settings dialogs), because one
letter consists only of a few pixels.

Well, I really can't read something, so its hard to find anything out.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot LiveCD
2. "Enjoy"
Actual results:
Resolution unusable

Expected results:
At the very least 800x600, better 1024x768. 1920x1200 supported by hardware (and
working fine with nVidia's proprietary driver and F8). I remember to have F8
working without the proprietary driver as well - can't remember the resolution
back then, tho...but it was usable.

Additional info:
I then tried to logout, which resulted in a black screen with some pink/white
blinking bars (not always the same size/position/etc).

Oh, the component is a wild guess. I don't know which driver was used.
Comment 1 Sandro Mathys 2008-04-18 14:10:13 EDT
Created attachment 302915 [details]
KDE 4 with unusable resolution.
Comment 2 Sandro Mathys 2008-04-18 14:11:27 EDT
Created attachment 302916 [details]
KDE4 starting with unusable resolution.
Comment 3 Sandro Mathys 2008-04-18 14:12:00 EDT
Created attachment 302918 [details]
rhgb with unusable resolution.
Comment 4 Sandro Mathys 2008-04-18 14:13:16 EDT
Created attachment 302919 [details]
after logout

laptop switches off after some time (<1min), tho.
Comment 5 Sandro Mathys 2008-04-18 14:14:46 EDT
Created attachment 302920 [details]
grub working fine

...ok, that's been the last image. sorry for the bad quality, they've been made
with my mobile phone.

uh, I forgot to mention, that I didn't boot from CD but from liveUSB...sorry.
no persistence, tho.
Comment 6 Matěj Cepl 2008-04-19 04:01:01 EDT
Even though you have no true persistence is available you should be able to get
some files stored somewhere (scp, ftp, another USB drive, something). So, would
you be able to attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X
server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log, or maybe something in /tmp, I am not sure)
to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla
file attachment link below.

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.
Comment 7 Sandro Mathys 2008-04-19 04:40:15 EDT
Created attachment 302979 [details]

Xorg.0.log shows that no config file was loaded, and indeed. there's been no
xorg.conf. Even tried updatedb && locate xorg.conf and it only showed the man
Comment 8 Sandro Mathys 2008-04-19 04:41:36 EDT
Created attachment 302980 [details]

maybe some other infos will help, so I'll attach what came to my mind.

btw. the vt is working/usable, so I can do cmd line stuff to help solve this.
Comment 9 Sandro Mathys 2008-04-19 04:42:17 EDT
Created attachment 302981 [details]
Comment 10 Sandro Mathys 2008-04-19 04:42:35 EDT
Created attachment 302982 [details]
Comment 11 Sandro Mathys 2008-04-19 04:44:41 EDT
Comment on attachment 302981 [details]

actually this is the lsmod output. the "messages" file seems to be empty.
Comment 12 Adam Jackson 2008-04-25 13:59:08 EDT
Your laptop is made of lies:

(II) NV(0): LVDS native size 738x414

So we try to pick a mode that fits in that size.

What's the output of 'hexdump -C /proc/acpi/video/*/*/EDID' ?
Comment 13 Sandro Mathys 2008-04-25 17:32:33 EDT
How does it come then, that it worked fine with F8?

I've executed the above within my installed F8 and not within the live system, I
hope that's ok. Just tell me otherwise. Output is:
$ hexdump -C /proc/acpi/video/*/*/EDID
00000000  3c 6e 6f 74 20 73 75 70  70 6f 72 74 65 64 3e 0a  |<not supported>.|
Comment 14 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 05:40:10 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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