[fglrx] gnome-control-center reports desktop monitor as "Laptop"

Bug #992533 reported by robert
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

My desktop is being recognized as a laptop in displays.I have also noticed extremely high load averages in system monitor compared to 11.10.I dont know if these two things are related

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: xorg 1:7.6+12ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx

ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,decor,imgjpeg,grid,gnomecompat,snap,mousepoll,place,move,compiztoolbox,session,imgpng,resize,vpswitch,regex,animation,fade,cube,workarounds,td,scale,rotate,cubeaddon,expo,unitymtgrabhandles,ezoom,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Tue May 1 07:13:56 2012
DistUpgraded: 2012-04-28 09:07:17,279 DEBUG enabling apt cron job
DistroCodename: precise
DistroVariant: ubuntu
DkmsStatus: fglrx, 8.960, 3.2.0-24-generic, x86_64: installed

ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes, whatever it takes to get this fixed in Ubuntu
 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Caicos [Radeon HD 6450] [1002:6779] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device [1462:8110]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
 xorg:fglrx_updates - ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver (post-release updates) (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
 xorg:fglrx - ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver (Proprietary, Enabled, In use)
MachineType: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. EP45-UD3P
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-24-generic root=UUID=e5c25c95-6808-452b-b8f4-c9df13275cde ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: xorg
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-28 (2 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 05/20/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: Award Software International, Inc.
dmi.bios.version: FB
dmi.board.name: EP45-UD3P
dmi.board.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
dmi.board.version: x.x
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAwardSoftwareInternational,Inc.:bvrFB:bd05/20/2009:svnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:pnEP45-UD3P:pvr:rvnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:rnEP45-UD3P:rvrx.x:cvnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:ct3:cvr:
dmi.product.name: EP45-UD3P
dmi.sys.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.fglrx-installer: fglrx-installer N/A
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.32-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 8.0.2-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 8.0.2-0ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu10.1
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.0-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.17.0-1ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20111201+b5534a1-1build2

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robert (demogoroon1970) wrote :
Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton)
affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
affects: gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu) → gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
summary: - display is reading my monitor as laptop instead of viewsonic monitor.I
- am running a desktop
+ [fglrx] gnome-control-center reports desktop monitor as "Laptop"
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Confirmed. Seems to be specific to the fglrx driver, which reports the DVI output names as "DFP1", "DFP2" in xrandr. This is unusual so gnome-control-center is probably misinterpreting those names to be a laptop display. But it's a desktop.

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
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Michele Giacomoli (michele-giacomoli) wrote :

I don't think this bug is a duplicate of bug #970560. In fact robert doesn't say his monitor is seen as "laptop", but his Desktop, those big boxes we had in our home until some years ago, nowadays replaced by laptops :)

In fact i recently noticed that on two desktops (one is mine, the other is of a friend of mine) their monitor are seen as "laptop" instead of the real name of the monitor. In addiction to this I have to say that both computers have a NVIDIA graphic card, but I suspect this misbehavior is present also with ATI ones

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