Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 448280
Deprecation should be mentioned in Release Notes as well as way how to replace it with xrandr
Last modified: 2008-09-04 08:40:43 EDT
Description of problem:
Using a xinerama display in F8, upgrade to F9, X just crashes after a few
seconds (I can see the greyed pattern on both screen and move the nouse
around both screens).
# Option "Xinerama" "on"
allows to start gdm, log in and work, but without Xinerama.
I tried initally with NVidia AGP nv driver + Matrox Millenium PCI,
then reproduced this with just 2 Matrox Millenium PCI cards. I don't
have any AGP dual head card to try.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
systematic if I have a Section "ServerLayout" with Option "Xinerama" "on"
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Option "Xinerama" "on"
2. startx watch the screen go grey on both screens
3. goes back to text mode without clear error
X does not start with
Option "Xinerama" "on"
X starts if said option is disabled
X does not start with Xinerama
Appending the Xorg.log ... no error found
Created attachment 306609 [details]
log file for the Xserver
Created attachment 306610 [details]
The server configuration file
I tried many variations like:
- with the Nv driver for the Videocard0
- the DRI and Extensions sections at the end are just
things I tried to get this to work
Only if I disable Xinerama startx actually bring a server which stays on
in the new wonderful RANDR world we don't like Xinerama, anymore, try to setup
it with xrandr(1), please.
I only found now Ulrich post about it.
I'm still impressed that deprecating such a feature didn't even
got something in the Fedora 9 release notes...
And the fact the X server don't complain about it but just shutdown
after a few seconds is really crazy. It *does* work ... for 2 seconds.
I won't be able to test until I go back to Grenoble.
I did however use the XRandr administration tool, clicked on
the detection button but it didn't list anything.
SShing to the box I see
[root@paphio ~]# xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1680 x 1050, maximum 1680 x 1680
DVI0 connected 1680x1050+0+0 473mm x 296mm
1280x1024 75.0 59.9
1024x768 75.1 60.0
800x600 75.0 60.3
640x480 75.0 60.0
Advice welcome on how to use 2 different cards, i hope it will
work with my old PCI Matrox cards.
You are right, this should be in Release Notes.
When the wiki goes back to writable later today, please add a note to the
appropriate relnotes beat:
In the commit comment please note that this is for an F9 update. We don't have
an update of the site or package planned, but are more likely to do one when
content such as this is included.
This is meant for F9 Release notes, not Rawhide.
(In reply to comment #7)
> This is meant for F9 Release notes, not Rawhide.
Right, just add it to the wiki here:
... and note in the change comment that it is intended for a Fedora 9 relnotes
(In reply to comment #4)
> SShing to the box I see
> [root@paphio ~]# xrandr
> Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1680 x 1050, maximum 1680 x 1680
> Advice welcome on how to use 2 different cards,
Sorry, I totally forgot to answer this question: you missed "-q" parameter of
xrandr. See Ulrich's blogpost -- it should be
which lists all available configuration options.
> i hope it will work with my old PCI Matrox cards.
Unfortunately, I am doubtful about this (and ajax, when I asked him, was
non-optimistic as well).
This appears to be fixed, the current release note beats reflect the change. Any reason we can't close this bug?
Did this make an update for the F9 release notes? I don't see it here:
Just updating the website should be good enough, since the on-disk notes reference the on-line notes as the latest.
Jason -- let me know if you want to do the fix (in XML), rebuild, and publish of the update, or any part of that. I'll be glad to pick up and finish whatever is needed at this point.