Debian Bug report logs - #701825
support multi-monitor live-specific xorg configuration

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Package: live-config; Maintainer for live-config is Live Systems Maintainers <debian-live@lists.debian.org>; Source for live-config is src:live-config.

Reported by: Gaudenz Steinlin <gaudenz@debian.org>

Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:39:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Found in version 3.0.21

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, ronny.standtke@fhnw.ch, Debian Live Project <debian-live@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#701825; Package live-config. (Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:39:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Gaudenz Steinlin <gaudenz@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: Use xorg driver for multiple display controllers
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:37:45 +0100
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Package: live-config
Version: 3.0.21
Severity: normal
Tags: patch

Neither the nvidia nor the fglrx proprietary drivers work on machines
that have multiple display controllers. The attached patch solves this
by selecting xorg autodetection in this case. This patch is based on the
patch in the previously submitted bug report to reconfigure the X server
on every boot.

The patch contains some code reorganisation to avoid nesting the if
statements even more. Also it's much easier to catch the different cases
that require xorg driver autodetection with a subroutine.

Gaudenz

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (800, 'testing'), (700, 'unstable'), (50, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_CH.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_CH.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
[0002-Use-xorg-driver-for-multiple-display-controllers.patch (text/x-diff, attachment)]

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Bug#701825; Package live-config. (Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:27:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #10 received at 701825@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net>
To: Gaudenz Steinlin <gaudenz@debian.org>
Cc: 701825@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#701825: Use xorg driver for multiple display controllers
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:23:11 +0100
retitle 701825 support multi-monitor live-specific xorg configuration
severity 701825 wishlist
tag 701825 - patch
thanks

On 02/27/2013 04:37 PM, Gaudenz Steinlin wrote:
> This patch is based on the patch in the previously submitted bug report to reconfigure the X server
> on every boot.

as indicated that first patch will not be applied, so this one shouldn't 
be based on it.

> The patch contains some code reorganisation to avoid nesting the if
> statements even more. Also it's much easier to catch the different cases
> that require xorg driver autodetection with a subroutine.

please consider submitting such things in two patches, refactoring *and* 
changing functionality together makes review pita.

-- 
Address:        Daniel Baumann, Donnerbuehlweg 3, CH-3012 Bern
Email:          daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net
Internet:       http://people.progress-technologies.net/~daniel.baumann/



Changed Bug title to 'support multi-monitor live-specific xorg configuration' from 'Use xorg driver for multiple display controllers' Request was from Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:27:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Severity set to 'wishlist' from 'normal' Request was from Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:27:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed tag(s) patch. Request was from Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:27:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Live Project <debian-live@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#701825; Package live-config. (Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:57:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Gaudenz Steinlin <gaudenz@debian.org>:
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Message #21 received at 701825@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Gaudenz Steinlin <gaudenz@debian.org>
To: daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net
Cc: 701825@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#701825: Use xorg driver for multiple display controllers
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:45:54 +0100
Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net> writes:

> retitle 701825 support multi-monitor live-specific xorg configuration
> severity 701825 wishlist
> tag 701825 - patch
> thanks
>
> On 02/27/2013 04:37 PM, Gaudenz Steinlin wrote:
>> This patch is based on the patch in the previously submitted bug report to reconfigure the X server
>> on every boot.
>
> as indicated that first patch will not be applied, so this one shouldn't 
> be based on it.

Without the first patch this one is pretty useless. It's then only
relevant if you happen to do the first boot on such a system. Which is
really a corner-case.

>
>> The patch contains some code reorganisation to avoid nesting the if
>> statements even more. Also it's much easier to catch the different cases
>> that require xorg driver autodetection with a subroutine.
>
> please consider submitting such things in two patches, refactoring *and* 
> changing functionality together makes review pita.

As long as you don't even consider the other patch I won't bother as the
xorg configuration functionality is useless to me in that case. If there
is a chance that you would consider this I could try to separate this,
but if you looked at the patch you will probably notice that it's not
really easily separateable.

Gaudenz

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