Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85268
Can't configure correct monitor resolution
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
We have 2 identical Compaq Proliant servers. 1 is running RedHat 7.2, the
other 8.0. Both are on a KVM switch.
7.2's monitor/resolution works just fine. (Viewsonic Optiquest Q95).
When we set the monitor/resolution on the 8.0 box the following happens:
We can choose 800x640 256,15,16 bit color or 800x600 256,15,16 bit color. When
we choose 800x600 15 or 16 bit color the server starts - but the windows are
HUGE. When we try to choose 1024x768 we can only choose 256 color. When we
restart with 1024x768 or 800x600 256 color the menus and windows are covered
with small black squares.
What's up with this?!
OH, and another thing - when we initially installed 8.0 - it actually goes
into the BIOS and marks the second processor as corrupted and with a lot of
work I figured how to resolve that issue.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install 8.0
Actual Results: After the first time we tried to update the resolution - when
the box restarted the screen when black at the login prompt. We then restarted
it in single user text mode and edited the XF86config file and that got the
box to restart.
It would be helpfull if you could attach your XFree config file and log file in
a plain text format so it can be viewed (paths below). What type video card are
/etc/X11/XF86Config & /var/log/XFree86.0.log
Also, you mentioned using a KVM switch. How does the system work if you took
out the switch and were connected straight to the monitor? Does it at least
work correctly then?
I was able (after 2 more attempts at the installation) to get 7.2 installed.
The monitor and picture work great with this version.
I just discovered that the bug reporter put this bug report into the DEFERRED
status for reasons unknown. Reopening bug report and changing status and
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76124 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.