Bug 502324 - X uses wrong resolution when started with monitor off (nv)
X uses wrong resolution when started with monitor off (nv)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nv (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ben Skeggs
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-05-23 19:52 EDT by Arthur Pemberton
Modified: 2009-11-07 18:25 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-11-07 18:25:27 EST
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/var/log/dmesg (29.52 KB, text/plain)
2009-05-23 19:53 EDT, Arthur Pemberton
no flags Details
lspci | grep VGA (79 bytes, text/plain)
2009-05-23 19:53 EDT, Arthur Pemberton
no flags Details
/etc/X11/xorg.conf (862 bytes, text/plain)
2009-05-23 19:54 EDT, Arthur Pemberton
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/var/log/Xorg.0.log (21.04 KB, text/plain)
2009-05-23 19:55 EDT, Arthur Pemberton
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Description Arthur Pemberton 2009-05-23 19:52:20 EDT
Description of problem:
X doesn't remember the appropriate resolution settings, and does not know what
to do when started without a monitor, so default to an "ugly" resolution.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All version since F7, including those available in Centos 5.x

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn on computer
2. Boot in to Fedora or Centos
3. Ensure monitor is off before X starts

Actual results:
X chooses some horrible resolution.

Expected results:
X uses last working resolution

Additional info:
1. Neither of the major desktop OSes seem to have this problem
2. There is no obvious solution (obvious meaning can't solve without
understanding  the problem)
3. This is happening on every install of Fedora or Centos where a monitor may
be off, including KVM setups
4. I can't imaging how this looks/seems to new users, I can't imagine that it
is good
5. Even for people like myself who know to Ctrl+Alt+Backspace it is very
annoying to always have to remember to put on my monitor, or have to restart X
6. I have set the severity to medium, but I've been enduring this since F7
hoping that it will be fixed eventually, but it hasn't 

Spawned from https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=490082
by request of https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=490082#c12
Comment 1 Arthur Pemberton 2009-05-23 19:53:14 EDT
Created attachment 345208 [details]
Comment 2 Arthur Pemberton 2009-05-23 19:53:42 EDT
Created attachment 345209 [details]
lspci | grep VGA
Comment 3 Arthur Pemberton 2009-05-23 19:54:12 EDT
Created attachment 345211 [details]
Comment 4 Arthur Pemberton 2009-05-23 19:55:30 EDT
Created attachment 345212 [details]
Comment 5 Arthur Pemberton 2009-11-07 18:25:27 EST
No longer have hardware for this bug. And no on seemed interested originally.

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