[Bug 18094] No output (black) with XVideo (Xv)

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Thu Oct 16 13:56:08 PDT 2008


--- Comment #3 from Alex Deucher <agd5f at yahoo.com>  2008-10-16 13:56:07 PST ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> Hmm, I was surprised to learn that multiple output were active:
> $ xrandr
> Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1600 x 1200, maximum 1600 x 1200
> VGA-0 connected 1600x1200+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 367mm
> x 275mm
> LVDS connected 1600x1200+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x
> 0mm
> S-video disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
> as the lid to my laptop is closed.  I suppose this is a separate bug that the
> LVDS port is still active?

It's not a bug per se.  The problem is two fold: first lots of laptops have
broken bioses that do not report lid status properly (lid always shows closed
or open) and it seems quite a few people like to boot their laptops with the
lid closed and expect LVDS to be connected when they later open the laptop up. 
There is an option to enable lid status support for LVDS:
Option "IgnoreLidStatus" "FALSE"
this will attempt to use the acpi lid status information to determine whether
to consider the panel is connected or not.

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