[ubuntu-mythtv] debugging LiveCD X11

Mario Limonciello superm1 at ubuntu.com
Wed Apr 30 08:36:59 BST 2008

Scott D. Davilla wrote:
> First, nice work on the new version.
> I'm debugging a xorg config error with the LiveCD (does the same on 
> both gutsy and hardy).
> When X comes up, the desktop display is messed up with repeating 
> images (about 4). This is a typical display frequency mismatch. The 
> display is connected via HDMI and xorg probes the monitor correctly 
> but does not pick the correct settings.
> If you open the screen resolution panel and select a setting, then 
> "ok", the screen display is now correct. So somehow, xorg is picking 
> a bad setting and ignoring the good ones returned by the display 
> probe.
> Any suggestions on how I might debug this and where to start looking.
> Thanks
> Scott
Hi Scott,

Your best bet to start is to turn on more verbose X logging (level 5 or
higher). You will see what resolutions were detected and why it made the
selection it did.


Mario Limonciello
superm1 at ubuntu.com

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