PCI problem? (Was: Re: X Can't "see" my docked monitor - xorg or nvidia?)

Kevin Oberman oberman at es.net
Wed Nov 14 08:48:19 PST 2007

> Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 23:50:24 -0800 (PST)
> From: Doug Barton <dougb at FreeBSD.org>
> On Mon, 12 Nov 2007, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> >> Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 16:45:45 -0800 (PST)
> >> From: Doug Barton <dougb at FreeBSD.org>
> >> Sender: owner-freebsd-current at freebsd.org
> >>
> >> Just in case someone here can help, and/or it's a bigger problem that
> >> might affect the release.
> >>
> >> The interesting part for this list is probably:
> >> (WW) OS did not count PCI devices, guessing wildly
> >
> > This is only a warning and I get it on every FreeBSD system I have that
> > is running x.org 7.3.  I have had no problems with X.
> Ok, fair enough.
> > I have a Radeon not an nVidia, but the external monitor on it works
> > fine.
> Are you plugging the monitor into the laptop, or are you using a docking 
> station?
> > I just turn it on with xrandr,
> If you do 'xrandr --verbose' does the external monitor show up? If not, 
> how do you "turn it on?"


I'm on travel today, so I can't test until tomorrow, but xrandr shows
all of the devices, VGA-0 (VGA connection on docking station), DVI-0
(DVI connection on docking station), LVDS (Laptop screen), and S-video
(S-video connector). Unless I plug in a monitor, all connections (except
LVDS) show as "disconnected". If I plug something in, it then shows as
"connected" and available modes appear.

The display is still reporting no signal until I do an xrandr command to
put something on the display. I could probably also set it up as a
second screen in xorg.conf, but I have not tried this.

xrandr --output VGA-0 --same-as LVDS

This makes the VGA connected display show the same thing as the laptop
display (other than resolution)

I have not tried plugging into the laptop. I'll try this tomorrow, as
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
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