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Bug#561895: marked as done (release-notes: Needs to state that X doesn't correctly detect all monitors)

Your message dated Thu, 30 Dec 2010 19:57:23 +0100
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has caused the Debian Bug report #561895,
regarding release-notes: Needs to state that X doesn't correctly detect all monitors
to be marked as done.

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Package: release-notes
Severity: important

When this happens the resolution is lower than possible and there are some
programs which won't scroll to compensate making them unusable.  The solution
is to make manual entries in xorg.conf or use a program (I don't know if there
is one in debian - new to the distro) which allows selecting the video card
and monitor brand then applying settings for them to xorg.conf.

I'm not trying to compare debian to other distributions but an example of this
is is the SuSE 11.2 release notes (I abandoned SuSE 11.2 because of additional
video problems and KDE 4).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.3
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 20:01:35 +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 00:04:35 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > I don't think this bug report as written is something that the documentation
> > team can reasonably take action on.  I really don't like us saying
> > "sometimes this happens", we should be clear about *why* this might happen.
> > We also need a clear description of what steps we recommend users take when
> > in this situation in order to configure their xorg.conf correctly, and for
> > this we need the input of the X maintainers.  Cc:ing debian-x for this.
> > 
> I'm not sure what issue the submitter wanted to have documented.  I'm
> not aware of any new issues in squeeze regarding monitor detection.
Closing this bug.

> I do think we need something in the squeeze release notes regarding X
> upgrades, though, I should probably file a separate bug about that
> (basically saying X may fail to restart on upgrade if you don't reboot
> on the new kernel or adjust xorg.conf first; and advising people to move
> off the radeonhd driver, which is deprecated in favour of radeon).
Done in 603455.


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