Bug 496678 - (startx) session starts white screen openchrome (CLE266)
(startx) session starts white screen openchrome (CLE266)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-openchrome (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Xavier Bachelot
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: Desktop
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Reported: 2009-04-20 12:51 EDT by campbell.bain
Modified: 2009-04-21 11:18 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-04-21 11:18:12 EDT
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output of lspci -vvv (42.86 KB, text/plain)
2009-04-20 12:51 EDT, campbell.bain
no flags Details
xorg.conf (3.21 KB, text/plain)
2009-04-20 13:29 EDT, campbell.bain
no flags Details

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Description campbell.bain 2009-04-20 12:51:14 EDT
Created attachment 340381 [details]
output of lspci -vvv

Description of problem: I attempt to start X with startx but only get a white screen.  X and gnome are running but the screen stays solid white

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

rpm -qa | grep openchrome

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:
white screen, unable to interact with X(and gnome)

Expected results:
normal desktop display

Additional info:
added Xorg.log lspci -vvv output
Comment 1 Xavier Bachelot 2009-04-20 13:13:38 EDT
It seems ypur monitor is not providing an EDID. The default VertRefresh and HorizSync might be to narrow. Try to get the values from your monitor manual and set them in the Monitor section of your xorg conf.
Also, you can probably remove all but the Identifier and Driver lines from the Device section.
As a reference, can you please provide your xorg conf ?
Comment 2 campbell.bain 2009-04-20 13:29:14 EDT
Created attachment 340392 [details]

this is the xorg.conf I am testing with created with X --configure

ps the monitor is a panel connected by lvds
Comment 3 Xavier Bachelot 2009-04-20 13:35:01 EDT
Oh, that explains the issue then.
Add the following lines to the Device section of your xorg conf :
Option "ActiveDevice" "LCD"
Option "ForcePanel"

Forcing the panel size with Option "PanelSize" "800x600" may or may not be needed anymore.
Comment 4 campbell.bain 2009-04-20 13:45:21 EDT
that fixed it, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!
wow, ive been playing with this all day, and boom you fix it in 2 minutes.  thanks
Comment 5 Xavier Bachelot 2009-04-21 11:18:12 EDT
You're welcome. Closing as CANTFIX, as the real fix would be to have the driver properly detect that a panel is connected to LVDS.

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