monitor resolution does not go back to 1440x900 after change

Bug #1029089 reported by Carla Sella on 2012-07-25
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xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

I was testing kernel 3.5.0-6.6: http://packages.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/223/builds/19371/testcases/1306/results.
I have nouveau drivers installed and I have a Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS graphics card.
I had 1440x900 resolution when I just booted to the 3.5.0-6.6 kernel.
I tried changing various resolutions and they all worked, but when I tried to get back to 1440x900 I got a black screen.
Could not do anything.
I had to reboot pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL, not even CTRL+ALT+F1 displayed anything on my video.
After rebooting into 3.5.0-6.6 kernel I got resolution 1366x768, the last one chosen, I tried to change to 1440x900 again and I got a black screen again, couldn't do anything but reboot.
This time I rebooted into 3.2.0-26 kernel and found resolution 1440x900 without having to change it.
I rebooted again into kernel 3.5.0-6.6 and the resolution was 1440x900.
If I change resolution and try to go back to 1440x900 on kernel 3.5.0-6.6 I get a black screen and can't do anything.

This is my hardware:
http://wiki.ubuntu-it.org/CarlaSella/lshw.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu0.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-6.6~precise1-generic 3.5.0
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-6-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Jul 25 21:39:04 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-control-center
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120301)
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
usr_lib_gnome-control-center:
 activity-log-manager-control-center 0.9.4-0ubuntu3
 deja-dup 22.0-0ubuntu2
 gnome-bluetooth 3.2.2-0ubuntu5
 gnome-control-center-signon 0.0.9+r86-0precise1
 indicator-datetime 0.3.94-0ubuntu2
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ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120301)
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu0.2
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-6.6~precise1-generic 3.5.0
Tags: third-party-packages precise
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-6-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo vboxusers
usr_lib_gnome-control-center:
 activity-log-manager-control-center 0.9.4-0ubuntu3
 deja-dup 22.0-0ubuntu2
 gnome-bluetooth 3.2.2-0ubuntu5
 gnome-control-center-signon 0.0.9+r86-0precise1
 indicator-datetime 0.3.94-0ubuntu2

Carla Sella (carla-sella) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu Package testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://packages.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1029089

tags: added: package-qa-testing

apport information

tags: added: apport-collected
description: updated

apport information

description: updated
description: updated
Carla Sella (carla-sella) wrote :

During test of kernel 3.5.0-7.7 (http://packages.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/223/builds/20088/testcases/1306/results/) I had the same problem.
This time the screen went black also when, after rebooting because the screen went black changing to resolution 1440x900, I tried to change from resolution 1280x740 (the one I found after the reboot) to resolution 1366.x768.

Carla Sella (carla-sella) wrote :
Carla Sella (carla-sella) wrote :

Same problem on test of kernel 3.5.0-15.20.

Carla Sella (carla-sella) wrote :

Same problem testing kernel 3.5.0-16.25.

Carla Sella (carla-sella) wrote :

Same problem testing kernel 3.5.0-17.26.

Carla Sella (carla-sella) wrote :

I have this problem also with kernel 3.5.0-17.28.

Alberto Milone (albertomilone) wrote :

if you're using the nvidia driver you might want to set the resolution using the "nvidia-settings" tool

Carla Sella (carla-sella) wrote :

No I have this problem with nouveau drivers.
Currently I have Ubuntu 12.10 with kernel 3.5.0-19-generic, but when I selected resolution 1152x864 just to try, I could not go back to 1440x900, when I select 1440x900 I get a black screen, the only thing I can do is reboot my PC and when I login again I still get resolution 1152x864.
This happened after I had just installed nvidia-current drivers, just for testing, and then removed them to go back to nouveau ones.

Carla Sella (carla-sella) wrote :
Carla Sella (carla-sella) wrote :

I had to install nvidia-experimental-304 drivers to get my 1440x900 resolution back.
With nouveau drivers everytime I tried to select 1440x900 I got a black screen and could not do anything than reboot my PC.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

reassigning to xserver-xorg-video-nouveau, since it works with the binary drivers the issue seems to be a driver one

affects: gnome-control-center (Ubuntu) → xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (Ubuntu)

Carla Sella, this bug was reported a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue? If so, could you please test for this with the latest development release of Ubuntu? ISO images are available from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ .

If it remains an issue, could you please run the following command in the development release from a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal), as it will automatically gather and attach updated debug information to this report:

apport-collect -p xserver-xorg-video-nouveau REPLACE-WITH-BUG-NUMBER

Thank you for your understanding.

Helpful bug reporting tips:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReportingBugs

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Carla Sella (carla-sella) wrote :

Hi Christopher,
I have Trusty installed with all updates applied.
I now can change to all resolutions and go back to the initial one without any issue.
I have nouveau drivers installed.
Should I mark this bug fixed or invalid ?
Thanks.
Carla

Carla Sella, This bug report is being closed due to your last comment https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-nouveau/+bug/1029089/comments/23 regarding this being fixed with an update. Thank you again for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please submit any future bugs you may find.

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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