Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 467707
Laptop display + HDTV + X starts (GDM) == both displays black..
Last modified: 2009-12-18 01:36:41 EST
Description of problem:
When having my T61p in the dock which is hooked up to my
HDTV as soon as X starts (GDM) both the LCD on the laptop
and the "TV" turn black..
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start the laptop in the dock
2. whats display being shown
As soon as X starts both display go black.
As soon as X starts either the display output to
be set on the LCD or the TV or both.
If I dock the laptop after X has started everything works OK.
I'm not sure how to get any "logs" since the display on the laptop
is black even if I un-dock it stay's black.
So I recommend that ye just dock a laptop and have the dock hooked up
to an external monitor/tv and boot, the boot process gets display ok but as soon as X start both should go black.
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.
So I quote my self from the additional field you apparently forgot
to read before setting this bug to needinfo status + you should know
already that haven't used xorg.conf file since F8 and I dont need to be told
twice that you want your logs file uncompressed and in separated files....
"I'm not sure how to get any "logs" since the display on the laptop
is black even if I un-dock it stay's black."
I'm going to see if I can get my hands on additional hardware and
ssh into the machine if it aint frozen when this happens..
(In reply to comment #2)
> "I'm not sure how to get any "logs" since the display on the laptop
> is black even if I un-dock it stay's black."
You can add to end of the kernel command line (press a in the initial boot grub menu) and add 3 there. You will get Linux just in the text mode, and there you can copy /var/log/Xorg.0.log somewhere (USB stick?, somewhere over the network?, something). When you don't have /etc/X11/xorg.conf, just create one with this content:
Let us know how it goes and attach us both /var/log/Xorg.* from both attempts.
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.
Patience my good man have been moving... Will get of my lazy ass and wall mounting the HDTV and hook up the system at the new place..
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Well HDTV in it's place and testing performed.
Things seem to be going from bad to worse...
First the resolution/size that gets set as soon as the kernels starts to load
( This has gone worse. I think it settled on mutual resolution of both the laptop and the HDTV which is 1400x1050 )
Now when booting up the laptop in the dock which is hooked up to the HDTV the output is set HDTV only instead of both ( Laptop/HDTV )
( This has gone worse used to display both )
Booting up in run level 3 and running startx from cli results in black screen
Booting the laptop in run level 5 then docking it and change the resolution with
"gnome-display-properties" ( which identifies the monitor incorrectly as 7" samsung monitor ) as in set the resolution to 1920x1080 result in top and bottom panel not being visible. ( same thing is happening at startup as in the resolution/size being wrong )
Guess you can add this to the list when the top and bottom panel in gnome dont stretch properly to the end of the screen along with the icons/font always messing up when you switch between the latop and the HDTV ( going from 1920x1080 ( HTDV ) <---> 1920x1200 ( Laptop LCD )
Created attachment 325072 [details]
Created attachment 325073 [details]
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