Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 467592
Fedora 9 & 10 - SiS unable to acheive 24bpp at 1280x800
Last modified: 2009-02-20 11:30:50 EST
Description of problem:
Doesn't display at 24bpp despite having the setting and reporting to be running at such color depth. Possibly related: GDM doesn't appear
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
X Server: 1.5.0
X Protocol Version: 11
SiS Driver: latest as of 10-18-2008
Limited to proper hardware, particularly that found in the Acer Aspire 3003WLCi
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Get proper hardware
2.Install Fedora 9
3.Boot the computer
Appearance of 16bpp@1280x800
Appearance of 24bpp@1280x800
Screenshots, attempts at repair, and background information can be found at:
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug /var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
I am very sorry for not having replied sooner. I uninstalled the OS and haven't had the time to reinstall it yet. I plan on doing so over the holiday weekend if I don't get another computer. I will, within the month of November, reply with either the data requested, or a request to close the bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. I thank you very much.
Created attachment 324935 [details]
This is the log file Xorg.0.log
Here is the requested log file. I don't currently have a xorg.conf.
I'm not sure about whether or not this changes anything, but I also installed from a livecd.
I just plugged in the monitor from a desktop I have in the house. Everything appears just like it should on the extra monitor. The color problems don't occur on my monitor, but only because the resolution is lowered to accomodate both monitors.
I also thought worth pointing out that everything worked fine in Fedora 6-8 and the same problem resides in Fedora 10.
I've been looking for ways to create the requested xorg.conf, but am sadly in the dark. I've heard some say use system-config-display, but is that a good method?
I have, since reporting this bug, switched to Fedora 10. The problem is still identical and the previously attached Xorg.0.log is from my Fedora 10 installation. Therefore, I have modified the bug accordingly.
Created attachment 326268 [details]
Xorg.conf created by Xorg server
I have no clue what happened, but I just turned my computer on and the screen is picture perfect.
The graphics have messed up again. All I remember is that when they worked, the computer had turned off without shutting down, hibernating, etc. due to a dead battery. I then turned the computers on a full charge and several hours later and it worked. I downloaded the latest updates. I then shut it down, and restarted it to find the problem had resurfaced. I will attempt to recreate the solution by running the computer till the battery dies.
I have tested it multiple times and my graphics are now displaying properly. The problem was that at some times, the PanelDelayCompensation is not auto detected properly. Creating the necessary entries in xorg.conf fixed the problem.