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Bug 77695

Summary: Init display problems on Toshiba Tecra 8000
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Toralf <bugzilla>
Component: XFree86Assignee: Mike A. Harris <mharris>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 7.3   
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: FC4 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Toralf 2002-11-12 09:52:22 UTC
Description of Problem:
The display isn't initialised properly on startup on a Toshiba Tecra 8000
laptop, when using the default setup as provided by Xconfigurator. In
particular, an external monitor reports "signal out of valid sync range" when
starting the X server on boot or after logout. It is then necessary to cycle
through the different display modes (internal, external or both) via Fn+F-key to
get a display.

To make a long story short, the problem appears to be related to 
    Option     "externDisp"
    Option     "internDisp"
which are added to XF86Config-4 by Xconfigurator. Everything works a lot better
if these are disabled. (But of course, they will be re-enabled if Xconfigurator
is executed again, which is fairly annoying.)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(+ Xconfigurator-4.10.7-1)

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-13 00:11:19 UTC
Does the same occur in Red Hat Linux 8.0?

Comment 2 Toralf 2002-11-22 10:28:19 UTC
I don't think I'll be able to upgrade to 8.0 on this host anytime soon ;-(

Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2003-01-26 09:37:45 UTC
Defering bug report for future review.  Please feel free to reopen if the
problem persists in Red Hat Linux 'phoebe' beta release or a later official
Red Hat Linux release.

Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2005-09-28 00:53:05 UTC
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major
updates to the X Window System, which may resolve this issue.  Users
who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade to the
latest version of Fedora Core, which can be obtained from:

If this issue turns out to still be reproduceable in the latest
version of Fedora Core, please file a bug report in the X.Org
bugzilla located at in the "xorg"

Once you've filed your bug report to X.Org, if you paste the new
bug URL here, Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the
centralized X.Org bug tracker, and will review any bug fixes that
become available for consideration in future updates.

Setting status to "CURRENTRELEASE".