Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 489923
i965 multi-head rotating problem
Last modified: 2010-03-02 10:38:43 EST
Description of problem:
When I rotate my screens for example one to left another to right one of them gets black.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. plug in another monitor, start gnome-display-properties
2. rotate one screen to left and set another one to upside down
3. repeat random rotation
The screen/monitor with gnome-display-properties is black but as you can see it gets rendered http://x86.sk/~social/_code/intel/turned%20around.png
Both monitors working
Also mouse gets a bit disordered when starting x with one screen turned/upside down.
I can confirm this.
1) 2 displays, VGA1 left of LVDS1, rotated left
2) rotating VGA1 left and right works (many times
3) rotating VGA1 back to normal switches the monitor off
It can be switched on by restarting X. Trying to off/on it via xrandr only offs LVDS1 (yes, the one I'm not even touching), leaving me with 0 displays.
no xorg.conf, log attached
Created attachment 337319 [details]
Also, this bugs looks like a duplicate of bug 489959 - same problem triggered by a different action (rotation/placement).
*** Bug 489959 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates in various components of the Xorg system, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their packages. For packages from updates-testing repository you can use command
yum upgrade --enablerepo='*-updates-testing'
Alternatively, you can also try to test whether this bug is reproducible with the upcoming Fedora 12 distribution by downloading LiveMedia of F12 Beta available at http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ . By using that you get all the latest packages without need to install anything on your computer. For more information on using LiveMedia take a look at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD .
Please, if you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, let us now in the comment for this bug, or whether the upgraded system works for you.
If you won't be able to reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
[This is a bulk message for all open Fedora Rawhide Xorg-related bugs. I'm adding myself to the CC list for each bug, so I'll see any comments you make after this and do my best to make sure every issue gets proper attention.]
Just tried reproducing these bugs on Fedora 12 (release).
Everything seems to work on my 855GM with an external 1600x1200 screen attached to the laptop as well. Laptop is a Fujitsu P7010. External screen is an NEC MultiSync 2080UX+.
I've tried the following:
- Mirrored and non-mirrored using default settings.
- Moving the screen positioning to cover all 4 positions of the external screen (left/right, above/below the laptop panel).
- Changing the orientation of the external display to all 4 rotations.
Apart from dragging a window from one panel to the other while one screen is set to "upside-down" breaking my brain, it all seems to work just fine!
Also, the graphical boot works too.
I may have spoken too soon; disconnecting the external monitor and trying to set the laptop panel to its native resolution (1280x768) has hard-locked the machine.
A notification email just reminded me that this bug is still alive. So I tried to reproduce it and failed. Seems fixed. On F12 it is (xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.9.1-1.fc12.i686)
Thank you for letting us know.