Bug 502284 - Cannot Configure Display Settings
Cannot Configure Display Settings
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-display (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-05-23 01:44 EDT by Marc Ferguson
Modified: 2009-12-18 04:29 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 04:29:09 EST
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Stack trace of crash (928 bytes, text/plain)
2009-05-23 01:49 EDT, Arthur Pemberton
no flags Details
Xorg config file (1.71 KB, text/plain)
2009-05-26 22:25 EDT, Marc Ferguson
no flags Details

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Description Marc Ferguson 2009-05-23 01:44:52 EDT
Description of problem:
When I run the command "system-config-display" in terminal, I get what looks like a Python error.  If I click on "System | Administration | Display", I'll get a prompt for my root password, but after that nothing happens.

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

How reproducible:
It happens every time I try to do it.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open a terminal
2. type "system-config-display" and hit the <ENTER> key


1. click on the "System | Administration | Display" links on the top panel
2. type in root password, after prompt for it, and hit the <ENTER> key
Actual results:
1. via terminal, I get a python error (http://rafb.net/p/ZlzBAi44.html)
2. via GUI, I get no action.

Expected results:
In both cases I expect the "Display" configuration window to load.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Arthur Pemberton 2009-05-23 01:49:34 EDT
Created attachment 345179 [details]
Stack trace of crash

Reporter may not be aware of the volatile nature of rafb.net/paste, so I've copied the trace into a text file attachment.
Comment 2 Adam Jackson 2009-05-26 18:33:41 EDT
Can you attach your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file please?
Comment 3 Marc Ferguson 2009-05-26 22:25:52 EDT
Created attachment 345551 [details]
Xorg config file
Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2009-05-27 17:18:09 EDT
(In reply to comment #1)
> Created an attachment (id=345179) [details]
> Stack trace of crash
> Reporter may not be aware of the volatile nature of rafb.net/paste, so I've
> copied the trace into a text file attachment.  

This is slightly more readable:

[root@fergatron ~]# system-config-display
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/system-config-display/xconf.py", line 312, in <module>
    hardware_state = XF86HardwareState(xconfig)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/site-packages/rhpxl/xhwstate.py", line 174, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/site-packages/rhpxl/xhwstate.py", line 293, in init_from_xconfig
    self.all_resolutions.sort (compare_resolution)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/site-packages/rhpxl/xhwstate.py", line 57, in compare_resolution
    (w1, h1) = resolution_from_string(res1)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/site-packages/rhpxl/xhwstate.py", line 47, in resolution_from_string
    return (int(tokens[0]), int(tokens[1]))
IndexError: list index out of range
/usr/share/system-config-display/system-config-display: line 2:  3181 Segmentation fault      python2 /usr/share/system-config-display/xconf.py $@
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