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


I am having the same problem. I upgraded frm Mythbuntu 12.04 to 14.04
with the Asus M3N78 motherboard (Nvidia 8200 graphics card &
nvidia-304-updates driver).

Using xfce4-settings from Ubuntu 13.10 (as per post #18) fixed it for
me.  I have not tried using the suggestion from post #10.

There is another fix in this thread that I'll try later this week ->

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  Xfce resets TV mode to NULL when power cycled

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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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