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Old 12-14-2007, 06:16 PM
Beartooth Sciurivore
 
Default F8 display misbehaving -- update

On Sun, 09 Dec 2007 18:06:58 +0000, Beartooth wrote:

> 1916 The display on my main F8 machine looked a little odd; so I went
to
> Main Menu > System > Administration > Display ; gave the root password ;
> found it set to the next bigger monitor than my Acer AL1916, which is
> 1280x1024 -- despite the fact that Fedora on that machine (but not my
> others) does recognize the monitor. (The others, behind the same KVM
> switch -- all installed with peripherals connected directly, *not*
> behind the switch -- don't even list it, and have to be set for generic
> LCD 1280x1024.)
>
> Then I logged out and back in.
>
> The display still looks odd, though in a different way.
>
> But it won't let me tinker. I get as far as giving the root
> password, but the system-config-display GUI, or whatever it is, never
> launches!

I now see this :

[root@topblack btth]# system-config-display
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/system-config-display/xconf.py", line 381, in <module>
dialog = xConfigDialog.XConfigDialog(hardware_state, xconfig,
rhpxl.videocard.VideoCardInfo())
File "/usr/share/system-config-display/xConfigDialog.py", line 533, in
__init__
self.state.recalc_mode()
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/rhpxl/xhwstate.py", line 387, in
recalc_mode
self.colordepth = availableDepth[-1]
IndexError: list index out of range
You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root
[root@topblack btth]#


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Old 12-14-2007, 07:11 PM
Jeff Krebs
 
Default F8 display misbehaving -- update

* Beartooth Sciurivore (beartooth@swva.net) wrote:
> On Sun, 09 Dec 2007 18:06:58 +0000, Beartooth wrote:
>
> > 1916 The display on my main F8 machine looked a little odd; so I went
> to
> > Main Menu > System > Administration > Display ; gave the root password ;
> > found it set to the next bigger monitor than my Acer AL1916, which is
> > 1280x1024 -- despite the fact that Fedora on that machine (but not my
> > others) does recognize the monitor. (The others, behind the same KVM
> > switch -- all installed with peripherals connected directly, *not*
> > behind the switch -- don't even list it, and have to be set for generic
> > LCD 1280x1024.)
> >
> > Then I logged out and back in.
> >
> > The display still looks odd, though in a different way.
> >
> > But it won't let me tinker. I get as far as giving the root
> > password, but the system-config-display GUI, or whatever it is, never
> > launches!
>
> I now see this :
>
> [root@topblack btth]# system-config-display
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "/usr/share/system-config-display/xconf.py", line 381, in <module>
> dialog = xConfigDialog.XConfigDialog(hardware_state, xconfig,
> rhpxl.videocard.VideoCardInfo())
> File "/usr/share/system-config-display/xConfigDialog.py", line 533, in
> __init__
> self.state.recalc_mode()
> File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/rhpxl/xhwstate.py", line 387, in
> recalc_mode
> self.colordepth = availableDepth[-1]
> IndexError: list index out of range
> You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root
> [root@topblack btth]#
>
>
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> Dillo 0.8.6, Galeon 2.0.3, Epiphany 2.20, Opera 9.24, Firefox 2.0
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What video card are you using?

You say the display is "larger". Try the command:

xrandr

See what devices are displayed. My Radeon card, in addition to the VGA,
also has a "phantom" monitor off the DVI port. If I disable the DVI
port (as I have nothing connected), X only uses the VGA port.

I'm suspecting that your oversize screen is set to 1360X768.

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=389291

I've added the following line to my .bash_profile file in $HOME:

/usr/bin/xrandr --output DVI-0 --off

You may have to use DVI-1 instead of 0.


Jeff Krebs

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Old 12-14-2007, 08:10 PM
Beartooth Sciurivore
 
Default F8 display misbehaving -- update

On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 14:11:28 -0600, Jeff Krebs wrote:

> * Beartooth Sciurivore (beartooth@swva.net) wrote:

>> I now see this :
>>
>> [root@topblack btth]# system-config-display Traceback (most recent call
>> last):
>> File "/usr/share/system-config-display/xconf.py", line 381, in
>> <module>
>> dialog = xConfigDialog.XConfigDialog(hardware_state, xconfig,
>> rhpxl.videocard.VideoCardInfo())
>> File "/usr/share/system-config-display/xConfigDialog.py", line 533,
>> in
>> __init__
>> self.state.recalc_mode()
>> File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/rhpxl/xhwstate.py", line 387,
>> in
>> recalc_mode
>> self.colordepth = availableDepth[-1]
>> IndexError: list index out of range
>> You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root [root@topblack btth]#

> What video card are you using?

<sigh> Both the nice hardware browsers I used to (try to) use in
F7 seem to have evaporated. How do I ask from the CLI?

> You say the display is "larger". Try the command:
>
> xrandr

[root@topblack btth]# xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1280 x 720, maximum 1280 x 720
default connected
1280x720 0.0
1024x640 0.0
1024x600 0.0
1024x576 0.0
960x600 0.0
1024x512 0.0
800x600 61.0
720x576 0.0
848x480 0.0
720x540 0.0
800x480 0.0
720x480 0.0
640x480 60.0
[root@topblack btth]#

The entry about maximum is definitely wrong.

> See what devices are displayed. My Radeon card, in addition to the VGA,
> also has a "phantom" monitor off the DVI port. If I disable the DVI
> port (as I have nothing connected), X only uses the VGA port.
>
> I'm suspecting that your oversize screen is set to 1360X768.

Well, it looks above like you were close.

> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=389291

Much of that is over my head, but it helps. Thanks!

Fwiw, two other F8 machines behind the same KVM switch (Vastech 4-
port -- a Taiwanese generic, I believe) have no problem. I installed, as
usual, onto each machine with all peripherals connected directly, and
only put them back behind the switch when all installs (and immediate yum
updates) were complete.

> I've added the following line to my .bash_profile file in $HOME:
>
> /usr/bin/xrandr --output DVI-0 --off
>
> You may have to use DVI-1 instead of 0.

Done. I'll log out and back in in a few minutes ...

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Old 12-14-2007, 09:06 PM
Jeff Krebs
 
Default F8 display misbehaving -- update

* Beartooth Sciurivore (beartooth@swva.net) wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 14:11:28 -0600, Jeff Krebs wrote:
>
> > * Beartooth Sciurivore (beartooth@swva.net) wrote:
>
> >> I now see this :
> >>
> >> [root@topblack btth]# system-config-display Traceback (most recent call
> >> last):
> >> File "/usr/share/system-config-display/xconf.py", line 381, in
> >> <module>
> >> dialog = xConfigDialog.XConfigDialog(hardware_state, xconfig,
> >> rhpxl.videocard.VideoCardInfo())
> >> File "/usr/share/system-config-display/xConfigDialog.py", line 533,
> >> in
> >> __init__
> >> self.state.recalc_mode()
> >> File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/rhpxl/xhwstate.py", line 387,
> >> in
> >> recalc_mode
> >> self.colordepth = availableDepth[-1]
> >> IndexError: list index out of range
> >> You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root [root@topblack btth]#
>
> > What video card are you using?
>
> <sigh> Both the nice hardware browsers I used to (try to) use in
> F7 seem to have evaporated. How do I ask from the CLI?
>
> > You say the display is "larger". Try the command:
> >
> > xrandr
>
> [root@topblack btth]# xrandr
> Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1280 x 720, maximum 1280 x 720
> default connected
> 1280x720 0.0
> 1024x640 0.0
> 1024x600 0.0
> 1024x576 0.0
> 960x600 0.0
> 1024x512 0.0
> 800x600 61.0
> 720x576 0.0
> 848x480 0.0
> 720x540 0.0
> 800x480 0.0
> 720x480 0.0
> 640x480 60.0
> [root@topblack btth]#
>
> The entry about maximum is definitely wrong.
>
> > See what devices are displayed. My Radeon card, in addition to the VGA,
> > also has a "phantom" monitor off the DVI port. If I disable the DVI
> > port (as I have nothing connected), X only uses the VGA port.
> >
> > I'm suspecting that your oversize screen is set to 1360X768.
>
> Well, it looks above like you were close.
>
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=389291
>
> Much of that is over my head, but it helps. Thanks!
>
> Fwiw, two other F8 machines behind the same KVM switch (Vastech 4-
> port -- a Taiwanese generic, I believe) have no problem. I installed, as
> usual, onto each machine with all peripherals connected directly, and
> only put them back behind the switch when all installs (and immediate yum
> updates) were complete.
>
> > I've added the following line to my .bash_profile file in $HOME:
> >
> > /usr/bin/xrandr --output DVI-0 --off
> >
> > You may have to use DVI-1 instead of 0.
>
> Done. I'll log out and back in in a few minutes ...
>
> --
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> Fedora 8; Alpine 0.99999, Pan 0.132; Privoxy 3.0.6;
> Dillo 0.8.6, Galeon 2.0.3, Epiphany 2.20, Opera 9.24, Firefox 2.0
> Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.
>
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Nope. You only have the VGA port active. That's good.

For some reason X isn't finding your monitor. My /etc/X11/xorg.conf has
the following entries for my Acer1916W (at 1440X900):

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
ModelName "LCD Panel 1440x900"
DisplaySize 365 228
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
HorizSync 31.5 - 100.0
VertRefresh 59.0 - 75.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "ATI Radeon"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1440x900" "1440x900"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Try using:
/usr/bin/system-config-display

and setting the Monitor Type to "LCD Panel 1440x900"

You'll want display size at "336 269"

Jeff Krebs

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Old 12-14-2007, 11:04 PM
"Aldo Foot"
 
Default F8 display misbehaving -- update

On Dec 14, 2007 2:06 PM, Jeff Krebs <jkrebs@tconl.com> wrote:

* Beartooth Sciurivore (beartooth@swva.net) wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 14:11:28 -0600, Jeff Krebs wrote:
>
> > * Beartooth Sciurivore (
beartooth@swva.net) wrote:
>
> >> * *I now see this :
> >>
> >> [root@topblack btth]# system-config-display Traceback (most recent call

> >> last):
> >> * File "/usr/share/system-config-display/xconf.py", line 381, in
> >> * <module>
> >> * * dialog = xConfigDialog.XConfigDialog(hardware_state, xconfig,

> >> rhpxl.videocard.VideoCardInfo())
> >> * File "/usr/share/system-config-display/xConfigDialog.py", line 533,
> >> * in
> >> __init__
> >> * * self.state.recalc_mode
()
> >> * File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/rhpxl/xhwstate.py", line 387,
> >> * in
> >> recalc_mode
> >> * * self.colordepth = availableDepth[-1]
> >> IndexError: list index out of range

> >> You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root [root@topblack btth]#
>
> > What video card are you using?
>
> * * * <sigh> Both the nice hardware browsers I used to (try to) use in

> F7 seem to have evaporated. How do I ask from the CLI?
>
> > You say the display is "larger". *Try the command:
> >
> > xrandr
>
> [root@topblack btth]# xrandr

> Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1280 x 720, maximum 1280 x 720
> default connected
> * *1280x720 * * * *0.0
> * *1024x640 * * * *0.0
> * *1024x600 * * * *0.0
> * *1024x576 * * * *
0.0
> * *960x600 * * * * 0.0
> * *1024x512 * * * *0.0
> * *800x600 * * * *61.0
> * *720x576 * * * * 0.0
> * *848x480 * * * * 0.0
> * *720x540 * * * * 0.0
> * *800x480 * * * * 0.0

> * *720x480 * * * * 0.0
> * *640x480 * * * *60.0
> [root@topblack btth]#
>
> * * * The entry about maximum is definitely wrong.
>
> > See what devices are displayed. My Radeon card, in addition to the VGA,

> > also has a "phantom" monitor off the DVI port. *If I disable the DVI
> > port (as I have nothing connected), X only uses the VGA port.
> >
> > I'm suspecting that your oversize screen is set to 1360X768.

>
> * * * Well, it looks above like you were close.
>
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=389291

>
> * * * Much of that is over my head, but it helps. Thanks!
>
> * * * Fwiw, two other F8 machines behind the same KVM switch (Vastech 4-
> port -- a Taiwanese generic, I believe) have no problem. I installed, as

> usual, onto each machine with all peripherals connected directly, and
> only put them back behind the switch when all installs (and immediate yum
> updates) were complete.
>
> > I've added the following line to my .bash_profile file in $HOME:

> >
> > /usr/bin/xrandr --output DVI-0 --off
> >
> > You may have to use DVI-1 instead of 0.
>
> * * * Done. I'll log out and back in in a few minutes ...
>
> --

> Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
> Fedora 8; Alpine 0.99999, Pan 0.132; Privoxy 3.0.6;
> Dillo 0.8.6, Galeon 2.0.3, Epiphany 2.20, Opera 9.24, Firefox 2.0
> Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.

>
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Nope. *You only have the VGA port active. *That's good.

For some reason X isn't finding your monitor. *My /etc/X11/xorg.conf has

the following entries for my Acer1916W (at 1440X900):

Section "Monitor"
* * * *Identifier * "Monitor0"
* * * *ModelName * *"LCD Panel 1440x900"
* * * *DisplaySize *365 228

*### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
* * * *HorizSync * *31.5 - 100.0
* * * *VertRefresh *59.0 - 75.0
* * * *Option * * *"dpms"
EndSection

Section "Screen"

* * * *Identifier "Screen0"
* * * *Device * * "ATI Radeon"
* * * *Monitor * *"Monitor0"
* * * *DefaultDepth * * 24
* * * *SubSection "Display"
* * * * * * * *Viewport * 0 0

* * * * * * * *Depth * * 24
* * * * * * * *Modes * *"1440x900" "1440x900"
* * * *EndSubSection
EndSection

Try using:
/usr/bin/system-config-display

and setting the Monitor Type to "LCD Panel 1440x900"


You'll want display size at "336 269"

Jeff Krebs

In addition to sytem-config-display you could execute the

command /usr/bin/krandrtray. This adds an icon on the lower right section
of the Panel.* Click on the icon to change* display settings.

~af


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