Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55013
XFree86 fails to probe monitor on Compaq Armada E500/1000
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:44 EDT
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Description of problem:
The installer and X can not probe my monitor on my Laptop.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Installing RedHat Linux 7.2
2. Press "Test configuration" under installation or start the X server
Actual Results: Under installation:
The "Test configuration" in the installer does not work.
Starting X does not work.
Expected Results: Under installation:
The X server should start and give me the usual question if I am happy or
not with the resultion.
The X server should start.
The X server starts fine without any configuration under a normal
installation of RedHat 7.1
The videocard is: ATI Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x
The output of the failing start of X server is attached.
The output of the X configuration file is attached.
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Output from X server
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XFree86 configuration file
Try running Xconfigurator and reconfiguring. Sometimes anaconda
gets something wrong, and running Xconfigurator fixes it.
Does it work after running Xconfigurator?
1) Starting Xconfigurator
2) Clicking OK
3) Info from Xconfigurator:
PCI probing found a:
PCI Entry: ATI|Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x
X Server: None
XFree4 driver: ati (default)
4) Clicking OK
5) It does not find my monitor so I have to choose.
I chosse "custom"
6) Next window is information. Clicking OK.
7) Monitor Setup
I choose "Standard VGA, 640x480", this really should work.
8) I select vericalt sync rate of 50-70 Hz
9) Screen config. I choose "Probe"
10) Information. Clicking OK to start probe
11) The screen blinks
12) Information that the probe failed. Clicking OK.
13) Xconfigurator asks the monitor questions again, I'm answering the same
14) Information. (It going to test the configuration).
15) Information that the test failed.
This is a relatively new computer which I think that anaconda/Xconfiguration
should be able to find monitor information itself.
FYI: I have tried various other options to Xconfigurator.
As mentioned before everything worked fine with RedHat Linux 7.1, the problem
came around with RedHat Linux 7.2
I can fix the error by commenting out the following lines in the XFree
configuration file (Monitor section):
This bug should maybe be moved to Xconfigurator or anaconda?
Whatever this problem is/was, it probably isn't still relevant in our
latest release, so I'm closing this out. If there are similar problems
in Red Hat Linux 9, please open a new bug report against redhat-config-xfree86
which is our new X config tool. Xconfigurator is now obsolete and no longer