Bug#416666: xserver-xorg-video-ati: restarting X breaks resolution on powerbook

Johannes Berg johannes at sipsolutions.net
Wed Apr 4 08:41:47 PDT 2007

On Fri, 2007-03-30 at 09:41 +0200, Michel Dänzer wrote:

> It's probably due to this (non-existing I presume) external display
> being detected. There's a known bug where MergedFB can limit the
> resolution of the primary display based on the limits of the secondary
> one. If you don't need an external display, you can disable MergedFB
> with Option "MergedFB" "off" or Option "MonitorLayout" "LVDS,NONE".

Sorry for not getting back to this earlier. Yes, that does indeed help.
Question is why it detects an external display when none is hooked up,
and then only after suspend.

> There's a new upstream release candidate (6.6.191 aka 6.7-rc1) in
> experimental, could you try it ?

I haven't been able to build the experimental version of
xserver-xorg-video-ati easily and it isn't built for powerpc, so I
couldn't try that yet.

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