[Bug 105106] Re: 7.04 Beta: X Config Failure at Installation

Hans van Esdonk hans at excilas.nl
Wed May 9 09:02:07 UTC 2007


*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 3731 ***
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/3731

Oh yes, forgot to tell.
Yesterday evening I installed Kubuntu 7.04 on a friends PC with hi-res
CRT 1600 x 1200, 500 MHz processor and 256 M memory. We used the text
mode for installing and it worked very nice. Earlier attempts with
Ubuntu 7.04 failed. Again, I don't understand why. 

Hans van Esdonk


Op woensdag 09-05-2007 om 01:04 uur [tijdzone +0000], schreef Chris:
> *** This bug is a duplicate of bug 3731 ***
>     https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/3731
> 
> Hi Bryce,
> 
> My experience differs to "the only one that seems to work reliably is what
> you did - manually hack the
> xorg.conf file". The best I ever achieved is a locked in proper resolution
> and refresh rate but one easily broken when I tried to install 3d drivers.
> Having a barely working system is like driving a car on a flat tyre, it can
> be done but isn't acceptable as an end result for average use.
> 
> You wrote "On a positive note, 3731 is my #1 priority bug, and I'm very
> hopeful we can get a solution to it for gutsy." This is good to hear
> as 7.04is the worst release of Ubuntu I have so far used - because of
> this bug
> which seems worse than previously.
> 
> Let me know when you have a solution you want tested. A proper download and
> not some hack. I can hardly recommend Ubuntu and then give detailed
> instructions on how to use the command line and modify xorg - my friends
> would not waste their time on such a broken software and rightly so.
> 
> Without a proper fully functioning screen resolution and refresh rate, a
> person can't even begin to use Ubuntu.
> 
> All the best Bryce,
> 
> Chris
> 
> 
> On 5/7/07, Bryce Harrington <bryce at bryceharrington.org> wrote:
> >
> > *** This bug is a duplicate of bug 3731 ***
> >     https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/3731
> >
> > Hi ytene,
> >
> > Thanks for the detailed bug report!  It looks fairly clear that this is
> > another case of bug 3731, based on seeing the "Generic Monitor" in your
> > xorg.conf.  The xresprobe.txt is also empty of content.  I've found this
> > could happen for a few reasons:  I suspect ddcprobe (which xresprobe
> > depends on) sometimes fails to work - you could check by trying to run
> > it and see if it segfaults.  Another reason this can happen is if for
> > whatever reason your monitor does not provide EDID information for
> > whatever reason, or if your graphics card or its driver does not carry
> > it through.
> >
> > While there have been a number of simpler workarounds suggested, the
> > only one that seems to work reliably is what you did - manually hack the
> > xorg.conf file.  One thing to be sure is to check the refresh rates
> > listed for your monitor are correct according to your documentation
> > (sometimes the detection mechanism detects them incorrectly.)  On a
> > positive note, 3731 is my #1 priority bug, and I'm very hopeful we can
> > get a solution to it for gutsy.
> >
> > ** This bug has been marked a duplicate of bug 3731
> >    Xorg resolution falling back to 640x480 and/or 800x600 when h/v freqs
> > incorrect
> >
> > --
> > 7.04 Beta: X Config Failure at Installation
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/105106
> > You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> > of a duplicate bug (via bug 3731).
> >
>

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