Monitor not powering on with Fedora 18


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I am running a dual monitor fedora 18 setup.

I would like to plug in a UD-160-M zero client to the machine with its own monitor.

It powers on and recognises the mouse and keyboard, but seem to not want to turn on the monitor (monitor gets no signal).

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Attached is the dmesg trace:
[588454.710420] usb 3-3.4: Product: USB 2.0 Hub [MTT]
[588454.711435] hub 3-3.4:1.0: USB hub found
[588454.711576] hub 3-3.4:1.0: 7 ports detected
[588454.974144] usb 3-3.4.1: new high-speed USB device number 15 using xhci_hcd
[588454.989241] usb 3-3.4.1: New USB device found, idVendor=17e9, idProduct=0377
[588454.989246] usb 3-3.4.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[588454.989249] usb 3-3.4.1: Product: Plugable UD-160-A
[588454.989251] usb 3-3.4.1: Manufacturer: DisplayLink
[588454.989253] usb 3-3.4.1: SerialNumber: 109981
[588454.991258] [drm] vendor descriptor length:1b data:1b 5f 01 00 19 05 00 01 03 00 04
[588455.146913] udl 3-3.4.1:1.0: fb1: udldrmfb frame buffer device
[588455.146919] [drm] Initialized udl 0.0.1 20120220 on minor 1
[588455.209217] usb 3-3.4.2: new full-speed USB device number 16 using xhci_hcd
[588455.221582] usb 3-3.4.2: New USB device found, idVendor=0d8c, idProduct=0105
[588455.221587] usb 3-3.4.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=1, SerialNumber=0
[588455.221590] usb 3-3.4.2: Product: USB Multimedia Audio Device
[588455.221592] usb 3-3.4.2: Manufacturer: C-Media Electronics Inc.
[588455.232696] input: C-Media Electronics Inc. USB Multimedia Audio Device as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-3/3-3.4/3-3.4.2/3-3.4.2:1.3/input/input21
[588455.232933] hid-generic 0003:0D8C:0105.000C: input,hidraw4: USB HID v1.00 Device [C-Media Electronics Inc. USB Multimedia Audio Device] on usb-0000:00:14.0-3.4.2/input3
[588455.295212] usb 3-3.4.3: new high-speed USB device number 17 using xhci_hcd
[588455.320894] usb 3-3.4.3: New USB device found, idVendor=0b95, idProduct=772a
[588455.320899] usb 3-3.4.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[588455.320902] usb 3-3.4.3: Product: AX88x72A
[588455.320904] usb 3-3.4.3: Manufacturer: ASIX Elec. Corp.
[588455.320907] usb 3-3.4.3: SerialNumber: 5299B6
[588455.624882] asix 3-3.4.3:1.0 eth0: register ‘asix’ at usb-0000:00:14.0-3.4.3, ASIX AX88772 USB 2.0 Ethernet, 00:50:b6:52:99:b6
[588455.686186] usb 3-3.4.5: new low-speed USB device number 18 using xhci_hcd
[588455.704091] usb 3-3.4.5: New USB device found, idVendor=413c, idProduct=2111
[588455.704096] usb 3-3.4.5: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[588455.704099] usb 3-3.4.5: Product: Dell USB Wired Entry Keyboard
[588455.704101] usb 3-3.4.5: Manufacturer: DELL
[588455.704293] usb 3-3.4.5: ep 0x81 - rounding interval to 64 microframes, ep desc says 80 microframes
[588455.704298] usb 3-3.4.5: ep 0x82 - rounding interval to 64 microframes, ep desc says 80 microframes
[588455.707273] input: DELL Dell USB Wired Entry Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-3/3-3.4/3-3.4.5/3-3.4.5:1.0/input/input22
[588455.707502] hid-generic 0003:413C:2111.000D: input,hidraw5: USB HID v1.10 Keyboard [DELL Dell USB Wired Entry Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:14.0-3.4.5/input0
[588455.712827] input: DELL Dell USB Wired Entry Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-3/3-3.4/3-3.4.5/3-3.4.5:1.1/input/input23
[588455.713008] hid-generic 0003:413C:2111.000E: input,hidraw6: USB HID v1.10 Device [DELL Dell USB Wired Entry Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:14.0-3.4.5/input1
[588455.775207] usb 3-3.4.6: new low-speed USB device number 19 using xhci_hcd
[588455.790988] usb 3-3.4.6: New USB device found, idVendor=046d, idProduct=c077
[588455.790993] usb 3-3.4.6: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[588455.790996] usb 3-3.4.6: Product: USB Optical Mouse
[588455.790998] usb 3-3.4.6: Manufacturer: Logitech
[588455.791195] usb 3-3.4.6: ep 0x81 - rounding interval to 64 microframes, ep desc says 80 microframes
[588455.793450] input: Logitech USB Optical Mouse as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-3/3-3.4/3-3.4.6/3-3.4.6:1.0/input/input24
[588455.793818] hid-generic 0003:046D:C077.000F: input,hidraw7: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [Logitech USB Optical Mouse] on usb-0000:00:14.0-3.4.6/input0
[588456.597348] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[588576.378364] [fglrx:firegl_apl_loadDatabase] *ERROR* APL: apl initialize fail.
[588576.380848] [fglrx:firegl_apl_loadDatabase] *ERROR* APL: apl initialize fail.

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I have a pretty stripped down xorg.conf
[root@localhost rules.d]# cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section “ServerLayout”
Identifier “aticonfig Layout”
Screen 0 “aticonfig-Screen[0]-0” 0 0
EndSection

Section “Module”
EndSection

Section “Monitor”
Identifier “aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0”
Option “VendorName” “ATI Proprietary Driver”
Option “ModelName” “Generic Autodetecting Monitor”
Option “DPMS” “true”
EndSection

Section “Monitor”
Identifier “aticonfig-Monitor[0]-1”
Option “VendorName” “ATI Proprietary Driver”
Option “ModelName” “Generic Autodetecting Monitor”
Option “DPMS” “true”
EndSection

Section “Device”
Identifier “aticonfig-Device[0]-0”
Driver “fglrx”
BusID “PCI:1:0:0”
EndSection

Section “Screen”
Identifier “aticonfig-Screen[0]-0”
Device “aticonfig-Device[0]-0”
Monitor “aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0”
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection “Display”
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Virtual 4480 1600
EndSubSection
EndSection

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I am running it off an 49ft active USB cable.

Any advice would be appreciated…

Thanks

Jay

ps. what is the ethernet port for?


#2

Hi Jay,

First for the easy question… The Ethernet port is for using the UD-160 as a docking station for a laptop. You can have the network, keyboard, audio, keyboard and mouse and display all through one USB cable.

For troubleshooting, let’s eliminate some of the variables. First, connect the UD-160 to your machine with a short cable, no more than about 4 feet then once it’s working we can move back up to the 49ft cable.

Also make sure that your video cable from the dock to the monitor is not too long, and is working.

If that doesn’t help we’ll want to verify the hardware. On Fedora 18 you shouldn’t have to mess with xorg.conf, so any tweaks you’ve made there could be causing problems. You can try running from the LiveCD, you should see a login screen with no configuration needed.

Also, if that’s not possible, would it be possible to try running the docking station on another machine like a Windows system just to see if the video works there?

Let me know how it goes!

Thanks,
Jerome.

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