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Bug 459602 - Lowering resolution kills X
Summary: Lowering resolution kills X
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-08-20 13:45 UTC by Brad Smith
Modified: 2009-07-14 17:26 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 17:26:25 UTC
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Description Brad Smith 2008-08-20 13:45:18 UTC
Description of problem:
Lowering the screen resolution via gnome-display-properties from my Thinkpad T60's native 1680x1050 kills X and drops back to a gdm login.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Always (at least on my hardware)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open gnome-display-properties
2. Select new resolution 
3. Click Apply
Actual results:
X server dies as if ctrl+alt+backspace were hit

Expected results:
Resolution changes

Additional info:
Admittedly this is using an unusual resolution. Haven't tested on other hardware.

Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2008-08-20 13:59:45 UTC
That's a bug in X, it shouldn't crash when selecting another resolution. Reassigning to xorg-x11 so they can ask you for whatever's needed to solve this problem.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 02:31:04 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 17:26:25 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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