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Re: Fedora 8 review (OT, Changing X' configuration)



On Sat, 2007-12-22 at 14:28 +0100, Benny Amorsen wrote:
> Gilboa Davara <gilboad gmail com> writes:
> 
> > Restart?!?!?!
> > Shouldn't Zap (Ctrl-Alt-BS) or Logout work?
> 
> It probably should, but it doesn't.
> 
> > I can't remember ever having to restart the machine in-order to change
> > something in X's configuration... (including driver.ko and X.org version
> > updates)
> 
> Welcome to laptops with ATI graphics. X often can't figure out how to
> turn on an output if the BIOS hasn't done it already. If you boot
> without the projector plugged in, the BIOS turns the VGA output off,
> and that's the end of that story.

OK. I understand.

> 
> Hopefully ATI's new-found commitment to free software will help.

Yep. Without the specs I doubt that OSS drivers will be able to reverse
engineer the BIOS switches required to turn on the external DAC.

- Gilboa


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