[ubuntu-x] New x-server for testing with polarity sync fix

Peter Clifton pcjc2 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Oct 31 23:07:22 GMT 2007

On Wed, 2007-10-31 at 22:59 +0000, Peter Clifton wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-10-31 at 12:43 -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > This adds a patch for fixing a polarity sync issue with edid, that can
> > cause various modeline related monitor display issues.
> > 
> >   http://people.ubuntu.com/~bryce/Testing/xorg-server/
> > 
> > I would appreciate it if people could test this out and let me know if
> > it works ok or not on your systems.
> I just tested that and the intel driver you built with the TV quirks,
> and have to report a problem...
> After logging into GDM, all terminals slow to start, apps like
> gnome-calculator start to display, but widgets not drawn. I opened a
> WINE app (notepad), opened a file dialog, and oddly saw the undrawn
> calculator widgets splattered across it.
> I tried a full reboot (as had previously came back from suspend, then
> logged out / in to activate the newly installed Xserver), and thats not
> really a "clean" test.
> I tried the usual suspects such as killall esd, but that didn't help
> (and my network seemed to be up, so I'm not thinking it was a name
> resolving issue).
> Long story short, I reverted xorg, and am now happily running again.

Forgot to mention... after some long delay, terminals finally gave a
prompt, but no keyboard input was accepted (This was the same with any
text entry, even notepad in Wine).

> (I see no good reason why your new xserver package should have broken
> for me, so I will retest when I get chance).

I just retested it (ok, can't keep away from a good bug ;)), and
confirmed it broke my system again. Downgrade fixed it.

I didn't find anything in the logfiles which was immediately
interesting, but if you want I can reproduce (again) and grab a logfile.
I figured it might just be a build error?

Best wishes,

Peter Clifton

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Engineering Department,
University of Cambridge,
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