Rawhide is annoying me!

Adam Jackson ajax at redhat.com
Mon Feb 7 17:06:12 UTC 2011

David Boles wrote:

> For some reason Fedora has serious problems with my old CRT monitor
> is connected to my test machine. Fedora see 'nothing' while another
> distro that shall be nameless sees 1600x00 but not the maker. Since
> Fedora removed system-config-display I can no longer get a good 2D
> resolution and it takes real drivers for that.

This is either because:

a) there's a timing bug in the DDC code that we're hitting and they're
b) your monitor no longer works with DDC (or never did) and they're
   installing enough xorg.conf to compensate.

The former is a bug, and you could detect if it were the case by
comparing the X logs from the two OSes. If one prints an EDID block and
the other does not, there you go.

For the other, feel free to hack s-c-d into shape, or (more preferably)
add the support to gnome-display-properties or whatever your DE's tool
of choice for that is.

(Actually now that I'm re-reading you, it's not clear if you're using
"real drivers" and "the Linux drivers" to refer to different things,
for example, nvidia versus nouveau.  If that's what you're doing, and
nvidia is succeeding at DDC where we're not, then the RE challenge
seems pretty obvious.)

> Also the Linux drivers do not control the GPU speed or the cooling
> fan speed.

This may well be true, but it's hardly fair to blame Fedora for that.

- ajax

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