Bug 100001 - Can't Change Resolution on MacBook w/ Hybrid Graphics and Nouveau
Summary: Can't Change Resolution on MacBook w/ Hybrid Graphics and Nouveau
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Drivers
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Video(DRI - non Intel) (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: P1 normal
Assignee: drivers_video-dri
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-06-16 17:17 UTC by dmrickert
Modified: 2015-06-16 17:17 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
Kernel Version: 3.16 & 3.19
Tree: Mainline
Regression: No


Description dmrickert 2015-06-16 17:17:08 UTC
When changing the resolution from the native display, the screen goes black and does not revert to the last setting.  At this point, a reboot is required to fix it.

I have tested on multiple Macbooks, if it does not have an NVIDIA graphics card than there is no problem.  I'm booting 14.04 off of a USB stick and using the Nouveau drivers.  I've seen this with both the 3.16 and 3.19 kernels.

Steps to Reproduce:
-On a MacBook Pro with hybrid graphics, boot into a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 installation with kernels 3.16 or 3.19.
-System Settings > Displays > Pick a new resolution

Also happens if you use xrandr from the command line.

Additional Information:
-My problem seems to be identical to this user https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-nouveau/+bug/1443989

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