Bug 59594 - exiting from gnome causes GDM to show the screen in thirds
exiting from gnome causes GDM to show the screen in thirds
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
Aaron Brown
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Blocks: 82779
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Reported: 2002-02-10 19:39 EST by Derek Tattersall
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-15 04:45:46 EDT
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XFree86 log (27.10 KB, text/plain)
2002-02-11 18:34 EST, Derek Tattersall
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Xfree86 4 Configuration File (3.70 KB, text/plain)
2002-02-11 18:35 EST, Derek Tattersall
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XFree86 Configuration (16.30 KB, text/plain)
2002-02-11 18:36 EST, Derek Tattersall
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Description Derek Tattersall 2002-02-10 19:39:33 EST
Description of Problem: Booting into run level 5 using the gnome defaults starts
GDM.  The screen showed at boot is correct entering gnome, then logging out of
gnome shows the screen in thirds, each third being the whole image horizontally

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

How Reproducible: Happens every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select use graphical login in install.
2. When booted, log in.
3. On exit, log out, see screen in thirds.

Actual Results:

Expected Results:

Additional Information: Display adapter is ATI Rage 128 SM.  Resolution selected
was 1280 x 1024, 24 bit color.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-02-10 20:06:52 EST
You mean you see the screen in thirds for a brief moment, or gdm is permanently
that way?

Either way it's an X server issue.
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2002-02-11 07:45:36 EST
Please attach your X server log, and X config file(s) using the link below.
Comment 3 Derek Tattersall 2002-02-11 18:34:46 EST
Created attachment 45340 [details]
XFree86 log
Comment 4 Derek Tattersall 2002-02-11 18:35:59 EST
Created attachment 45341 [details]
Xfree86 4 Configuration File
Comment 5 Derek Tattersall 2002-02-11 18:36:58 EST
Created attachment 45342 [details]
XFree86 Configuration
Comment 6 Derek Tattersall 2002-02-11 18:45:32 EST
Reran Xconfigurator from the command line, and now GDM works.  Could this be a
possible difference in some of the timing parameters?
Comment 7 Mike A. Harris 2002-12-26 23:51:01 EST
Not sure what timing parameters you are refering to.  If you're meaning
modelines, well they're stored in the X server itself.  It doesn't matter
what config tool is used, the modelines are inside the X server and are
identical regardless of how X was configured, or what video hardware is
used.  They're all standardized VESA GTF modelines.

If that's not what you're refering to, I'm not sure what you mean.

You mention that gdm now works, does this mean this issue is no longer a 
Comment 8 Mike A. Harris 2002-12-26 23:51:39 EST
Changing to proper component (XFree86)
Comment 9 Mike A. Harris 2003-04-15 04:45:46 EDT
Assuming problem is fixed in Red Hat Linux 9 and closing CURRENTRELEASE.
If the problem still exists, feel free to reopen and update the report.
In that case, you might also want to report it at http://bugs.xfree86.org

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