Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443804
acer al2216w only active after text based update (fc9 b1)
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:37:47 EDT
Description of problem:
I did a full install on fc9 beta. when I rebooted I got the first boot screen,
and went through all that jive. Then I rebooted again, and ended up with a
black screen. I could ctrl alt f1 to a text screen and log in. I did a yum
update to manually update things and rebooted. Now I got a 600x400 screen for
everything. The monitor was listed as "autoconfigured".
I manually configured to the standard lcd 16080x1050 and now it works. Note
that there is also a al2216w on the monitor list with all monitors listed, but
that monitor will not save. That however is a seperate bug which I have reported.
This will never work for a production release, as you have to really be quite
the linux nerd to get to the point you have a working system.
can you attach your /var/log/Xorg.0.log
sounds like a lying monitor (yet another one..)
Created attachment 303612 [details]
Created attachment 303613 [details]
an older log if that helps
Here they are. The install seemed to at least work better under fc8.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
OK this one is a 50/50 fixed.
If I do an upgrade (pregrade or cdrom over net) everything works great.
If I do a scratch install I get to a situation where nothing works and I get a
hard hang. However, booting to single user and then deleting the xorg.conf and
then restarting brings the system up to a stable but incorrectly functioning
xwindows. It is in 600/400 mode --- yuck. The monitor type says autoconfig.
I can then go in with the admin and display settings screen second tab and set
the monitor. Now if I tell the full truth and select the exact model then it
won't save. This is a continuing bug I have reported a while ago. However if
I got into this screen and select the correct standard lcd monitor then
everything goes hunky dorry.
This seems to have gotten worse. Now I can't get this monitor to work at all regardless of what I do. Now the screen flashes several times and then you get a hard hang. This is a change that seems to have been brought on by some kind of an update.
With the new release I don't seem to have this problem.
Tried to make if crash on fc11b. Frankly this release has a whole lot more problems that previous beta releases, but this doesn't appear to be one of them. It appears to be time to close this one.
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I am not sure why this one is is still open.
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