Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 531318
we are confused about what's monitor and what's LCD display
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:23:54 EST
When I start my laptop when it is in the dock with an external LCD attached it comes up with dual monitors configured. It should probably not be displaying things I can't see on the closed internal. Also, when I open the lid the outputs change and the displays are cloned.
Here is some information while at the GDM screen:
type: Lid Switch
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3360 x 1050, maximum 8192 x 8192
LVDS1 connected 1680x1050+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 331mm x 207mm
1680x1050 60.0*+ 50.0
800x600 60.3 56.2
VGA1 connected 1680x1050+1680+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 433mm x 270mm
1280x1024 75.0 60.0
1024x768 75.1 60.0
800x600 75.0 60.3
640x480 75.0 60.0
DVI1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
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 (at least F12Beta, but even better if the very latest versions).
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Ajax had a build that I confirmed to fix this. Not sure where that is now.
OK, putting NEEDINFO for you to find it :)
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Ajax, is this something we can put in an update for f12?
I've had this problem too, but yesterday I booted my Lenovo T60 in the docking station with the lid closed and it used the external monitor correctly. The xorg-x11-drv-intel RPM hasn't been updated since 18 Nov 2009 so I'm not sure what fixed it. Maybe it was the recent update to KDE 4.4.0?
I'm experiencing this bug in F13.
I regularly use my R61 with a docking station. There are multiple issues:
- When I close the lid, and an external screen is attached, the session is locked
- X should turn off LVDS
- If another screen is attached, it should be turned on at it's native/
- The session should only be locked if there's no external screen attached
- When starting X, screens are cloned, even if the lid is closed
This problem was fixed for me as I mentioned in comment 6, but after upgrading to Fedora 13 it has returned.
My T60 is in the docking station with the lid closed when I turn it on. At first, everything displays fine on the external monitor: BIOS/POST, grub, plymouth graphical boot, gdm, and even the KDE splash screen. But as soon as KDE is fully launched, everything moves over to the laptop display (which is still closed) and I'm left with a mostly blank screen.
My current workaround is to right-click on the desktop to open a terminal and run
xrandr --fb 1920x1080 --output LVDS1 --off --output VGA1 --mode 1920x1080
I've also tried Gnome and XFCE and they both have the same problem so I don't believe this is a KDE bug.
I'm updating the version on this bug to 13.
I'm now using a Lenovo T510 with Fedora 14 and this is still a bug. It still tries to use the closed lid display.
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