Bug 443804 - acer al2216w only active after text based update (fc9 b1)
Summary: acer al2216w only active after text based update (fc9 b1)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-sis
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-04-23 13:56 UTC by Ray Todd Stevens
Modified: 2009-07-14 17:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-07-14 17:37:47 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
the log (32.72 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-24 11:36 UTC, Ray Todd Stevens
no flags Details
an older log if that helps (25.83 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-24 11:37 UTC, Ray Todd Stevens
no flags Details

Description Ray Todd Stevens 2008-04-23 13:56:45 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Dave Airlie 2008-04-24 06:17:29 UTC
can you attach your /var/log/Xorg.0.log

sounds like a lying monitor (yet another one..)

Comment 2 Ray Todd Stevens 2008-04-24 11:36:48 UTC
Created attachment 303612 [details]
the log

Comment 3 Ray Todd Stevens 2008-04-24 11:37:31 UTC
Created attachment 303613 [details]
an older log if that helps

Comment 4 Ray Todd Stevens 2008-04-24 11:38:51 UTC
Here they are.   The install seemed to at least work better under fc8.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:00:48 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 6 Ray Todd Stevens 2008-06-02 20:21:12 UTC
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.

Comment 7 Ray Todd Stevens 2008-08-04 17:53:47 UTC
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.

Comment 8 Ray Todd Stevens 2009-04-02 17:58:00 UTC
With the new release I don't seem to have this problem.

Comment 9 Ray Todd Stevens 2009-04-15 16:45:15 UTC
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.

Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 00:22:44 UTC
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Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 11 Ray Todd Stevens 2009-06-10 03:10:56 UTC
I am not sure why this one is is still open.

Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 17:37:47 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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