Bug 5961 - Kickstart creates bad XF86Config when monitor probe fails
Kickstart creates bad XF86Config when monitor probe fails
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
Brock Organ
: 11701 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-10-14 15:07 EDT by Nalin Dahyabhai
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-15 19:42:45 EDT
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Description Nalin Dahyabhai 1999-10-14 15:07:13 EDT
xf86config.py:453 sets the monitor name to "Generic Monitor"
if it can't detect the monitor using DDC.  This causes two
monitor sections with the same name to be generated, and the
settings set in kickstart go into the second section.  X
pays attention to the first one.  They need different names.

Workaround: run Xconfigurator --kickstart in %post section.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-10-21 14:32:59 EDT
This issue has been assigned to a developer for further action.
Comment 2 Brock Organ 2000-04-25 14:59:59 EDT
verified this is still a problem in 6.2 ...
Comment 3 Brock Organ 2000-06-10 16:48:53 EDT
*** Bug 11701 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Brock Organ 2000-06-15 19:42:43 EDT
fixed for next release

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