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[Bug 1308105] Re: Xfce resets TV mode to NULL when power cycled


I was wondering if someone could help me out on this.
I would like to apply the patch, but have very little ubuntu knowledge.
I am running ubuntu 14.04 and have found I get this problem.

The workaround in #22 works for me, but makes the fonts hard to read.
This is why I would like to use Alexander's patch.

However, I am not sure how to do it.

I checked my system for xfsettingsd and displays.c but could not find either
sudo . -name displays.c -print 
returns nothing (run from the root dir)

I assume that if I can find displays.c all I need to do is go to that directory and do:
patch < {patchname} 

Any/All help appreciated.

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  Xfce resets TV mode to NULL when power cycled

Status in Mythbuntu, Ubuntu derivative focused upon MythTV:
Status in xfce4-settings:
Status in nvidia-graphics-drivers package in Ubuntu:
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Bug description:
  I had an HTPC with Mythbuntu 12.04 installed.  Upon upgrading a new
  behavior that if the TV is power cycled it no longer detects a link
  with the HTPC.

  When this happens I can find in the xorg log that there is an
  accompanying log item:

  [ 39829.509] (II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "NULL"

  After debugging with NVIDIA at
  detected/ we've deteremined it's a X client that reacts to the RANDR
  events causing the mode to be set to NULL.

  Working through the list in an Xfce environment, the culprit is
  xfsettingsd.  If xfsettingsd is running, it causes the TV to come up
  in a NULL mode.  If it's killed, it remains in the mode it was
  previously running in.

  Until this is fixed, this behavior can be worked around with a simple shell script:
  #Fix TV state when HDMI link is lost.
  #By Mario Limonciello <superm1@xxxxxxxxxx>


  for MODE in $BAD_MODE $GOOD_MODE; do
   DISPLAY=:0 xrandr --output $OUTPUT --mode $MODE
   sleep 2

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