Bug#590493: xorg-radeon: server does not start, no video output, when no screen connected
On Sun, Aug 01, 2010 at 10:12:27PM -0400, Alex Deucher wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 3:21 PM, Yann Dirson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Package: xserver-xorg-video-radeon
> > Version: 1:6.13.1-2
> > Severity: normal
> > Turning on my box, I see the monitor claiming no video output.
> > Checking video cable, I see it was not fully plugged and fixed that,
> > but got no change. Logging remotely I see (log below) that the server
> > indeed failed to start because of this. Restarting gdm fixed the
> > problem.
> > It is a very unfriendly behaviour indeed. Google shows people with
> > other video chips got a similar issue, so indeed the problem may not
> > be specific to the radeon driver, please reassign as see fit.
> Unfortunately, if there is no monitor plugged in, the driver has no
> way of know what's connected, so it has no idea what connectors to
> light up. That said, in xserver 1.9, the xserver will start with a
> default 1024x768 framebuffer and no connected outputs, and if you are
> using kms and a hotplug enabled driver, you will get an event when a
> monitor finally gets plugged in.
That's more like what I'd have expected. Can be considered fixed-upstream ?