Bug 491243 - bad video mode with dual screens
Summary: bad video mode with dual screens
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-intel
Version: 11
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: card_G35
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-03-20 01:27 UTC by Björn Persson
Modified: 2018-04-11 14:14 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-06-28 11:31:50 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
X server log from live USB Rawhide (47.08 KB, text/plain)
2009-03-29 21:02 UTC, Björn Persson
no flags Details
X server log from updated Fedora 11 (46.43 KB, text/plain)
2009-11-22 04:09 UTC, Björn Persson
no flags Details

Description Björn Persson 2009-03-20 01:27:12 UTC
Test case:

Intel G35
Eizo FlexScan S2401W, 1920×1200 pixels, connected by DVI
Philips Brilliance 150P2, 1024×768 pixels, connected by VGA

Description of problem:
All the normal boot messages, including the text mode progress bar are displayed on both monitors. When X starts, after the text mode progress bar, both monitors refuse to display the graphics, displaying error messages instead. The Philips monitor says "cannot display this video mode". The Eizo monitor shows the frequencies:
fD:   64.9 MHz
fH:   96.7 kHz [blinking red]
fV:  120.1 Hz  [blinking red]

After a while the autologin triggers and I hear the login sound, but I still don't see anything.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
whatever is on rawhide-x86_64-20090312.0.iso

How reproducible:
tested once

Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2009-03-26 22:08:20 UTC
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, if available) 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.

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.

Comment 2 Björn Persson 2009-03-29 21:02:03 UTC
Created attachment 337183 [details]
X server log from live USB Rawhide

I managed to extract a log. There is no xorg.conf on the live CD.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 12:25:39 UTC
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:

Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2009-11-05 18:23:28 UTC
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.]

Comment 6 Björn Persson 2009-11-22 04:09:53 UTC
Created attachment 372858 [details]
X server log from updated Fedora 11

This bug is still present in a fully updated Fedora 11.

The description above isn't entirely accurate anymore, as the text mode progress bar has been replaced with a graphic progress animation and the installed system doesn't log in automatically, but those details make no difference. The monitors still display the same error messages when X starts.

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2010-04-27 13:16:31 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 11 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 11:31:50 UTC
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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