Bug 810293 - Unable to log in without external monitors on a laptop
Unable to log in without external monitors on a laptop
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-04-05 10:39 EDT by Vilhjálmur Magnússon
Modified: 2013-02-13 17:05 EST (History)
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Description Vilhjálmur Magnússon 2012-04-05 10:39:01 EDT
Description of problem:
Got a laptop, Acer Timeline X, with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics card.
Got two external monitors connected, one via HDMI and the other via DVI.
When I want to take my laptop elsewhere I can't log in cause the system always disconnects my laptop display no matter what. No matter if I try to configure the system before I disconnect my monitors.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 16 (Gnome 3.2, and KDE 4.8)

How reproducible:
Happens each time I try to log in without external monitors.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure in system settings that I want my laptop display on.
2. Disconnect external monitors.
3. Log out or restart.
Actual results:

Expected results:
To be able to use my PC as normally would without external monitors. (Like f.ex. in Windows).

Additional info:
Comment 1 Lukáš Nykrýn 2012-04-06 02:56:36 EDT
I am not sure if gdm is correct component, but it should be closer then GNU screen.
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