After installing the latest updates, shutting down, unplugging my external
monitor, and starting up again when I got home, my screen - which used to work -
started up in a weird and low resolution video mode something like 768x314. The
X login screen was replicated several times, as was the cursor. My laptop's
internal display's native resolution is 1440x900, but this resolution did not
seem to be in the xrandr list; the maximum resolution available was 768x314 or
768x768 or similar.
Rebooting in 2.6.25-3 seems to have fixed the problem, but it's not clear if the
new 2.6.25-4 kernel was the cause, or if the problem was a transient one.
I note that I also had my lid closed during the problematic boot.
Ctrl+Alt+F<n> also did not work.
The only packages updated recently are the kernel and the geode video driver,
which I'm not using. The problem may have existed previously but only been
triggered by the lid being closed.
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Quadro NVS 135M (rev a1)
Not able to reproduce by simply shutting lid during boot.
Either there's a weird timing-dependent problem, or it requires the laptop first be in sleep mode before
displaying the X server, or it requires it was previously connected to an external display.
Will try those possibilities.
Lowering severity field to medium until I can prove it's more important.
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