Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 496678
(startx) session starts white screen openchrome (CLE266)
Last modified: 2009-04-21 11:18:12 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
Steps to Reproduce:
white screen, unable to interact with X(and gnome)
normal desktop display
added Xorg.log lspci -vvv output
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 ?
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
Oh, that explains the issue then.
Add the following lines to the Device section of your xorg conf :
Option "ActiveDevice" "LCD"
Forcing the panel size with Option "PanelSize" "800x600" may or may not be needed anymore.
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
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.