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[Bug 575015] Re: Screen output selection broken with Dell Latitude E-series advanced dock


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** Changed in: gnome-desktop (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Invalid

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  Screen output selection broken with Dell Latitude E-series advanced

Status in “gnome-desktop” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: xrandr

  Hardware: Latitude E6500/Intel GMA-4500MHD graphics, E-series advanced
  dock, 2 x DVI monitors

  Actual behaviour:
  - on boot (login screen), docked with the laptop lid closed, The external displays are deactivated (I assume that the laptop panel is activated). Opening the lid deactivates the laptop display and activates both external displays in clone mode. Closing the lid deactivates the external panels again.
  - On login, the displays remain in clone mode. Opening the laptop lid, waiting for display switching and then closing it again causes the external displays to (correctly) switch to extended desktop
  - Undocking with the laptop lid closed often causes X to hang (PC still available over SSH, only killing the X server brings it back to life)
  - Docking with the laptop lid closed almost always causes X to hang
  - Docking with the laptop lid open, then closing the lid results in (incorrect) clone mode or nothing on the external displays. Repeated opening and closing of the lid sometimes fixes this; other times the displays have to be manually reconfigured.

  Expected behaviour:
  - At least one external display should ALWAYS be activated when the laptop lid is closed!
  - Xrandr/Gnome should remember its last configuration for each combination of connected/active (e.g. laptop lid when not closed) displays, and always switch to that when they are next active in the same combination.
  - No crashes :)
  Architecture: amd64
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
  DkmsStatus: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
  MachineType: Dell Inc. Latitude E6500
  Package: xrandr (not installed)
   Socket 0:
     no product info available
   Socket 0:
     no card
  ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-22-generic root=UUID=db1f8334-529f-427e-9f74-90ce9005abc8 ro quiet splash
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.33-generic
  Tags: lucid lucid
  Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic x86_64
  UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout fuse lpadmin plugdev sambashare
  dmi.bios.date: 08/29/2008
  dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: A03
  dmi.board.name: 0NY667
  dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.chassis.type: 8
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA03:bd08/29/2008:svnDellInc.:pnLatitudeE6500:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0NY667:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvr:
  dmi.product.name: Latitude E6500
  dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
   distro:             Ubuntu
   codename:           lucid
   architecture:       x86_64
   kernel:             2.6.32-22-generic

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