Bug 106022

Summary: GeForce 4 Ti 4400 X server crashes when firstboot is run
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Reporter: Marc J. Miller <marc.miller>
Component: XFree86Assignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List <xgl-maint>
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Version: 2.1CC: bfox
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Description Flags
XF86Config (after install)
XF86Config (after reconfiguring; tested, works) none

Description Marc J. Miller 2003-10-02 00:33:22 UTC
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Description of problem:
After installing "Everything" for RHEL3 AS for AMD64 on an AMD Solo, when
firstboot is run, X fails to start (screen goes black a few times).  Logs and
the X config file are enclosed.  firstboot recognizes the problem and tries to
start the X configuration utility, which also fails to start (screen goes black
a few times).

lspci calls video card a "Nvidia NV25 GeForce 4 Ti 4400"

Running "redhat-config-xfree86 --reconfig" and choosing the same settings seems
fixes this problem.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Boot from RHEL3 AS for AMD64 CD1
2.  Choose to format existing partitions rather than creating new ones
3.  Install everything
4.  Remove media for reboot when prompted.


Actual Results:  Just after it tries to run "firstboot" screen will go black
about 3 times, and then user will be told that X failed to start.

Expected Results:  User should be prompted to create user accounts (in graphical

Additional info:

Log files will be attached.

Comment 1 Marc J. Miller 2003-10-02 00:35:39 UTC
Created attachment 94858 [details]

Comment 2 Marc J. Miller 2003-10-02 00:36:21 UTC
Created attachment 94859 [details]
XF86Config (after install)

Comment 3 Marc J. Miller 2003-10-02 00:36:55 UTC
Created attachment 94860 [details]

Comment 4 Marc J. Miller 2003-10-02 00:38:49 UTC
Not "Q3 beta"... this is RC1.

Comment 5 Marc J. Miller 2003-10-02 00:42:13 UTC
Bug in bugzilla -- I had selected multiple applicable components, as at various
times the problem seemed to be in one or another:  gdm, (firstboot -- not
selectable), and XFree.  This seems to be more of an XFree problem than anything

Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2003-10-02 01:24:55 UTC
Marc, can you also attach the config file that was generated at install time
for your particular card, so I can compare the two?  I don't have that particular
video board or I'd do a test install myself.

I have a feeling this is a bug in anaconda.

Comment 7 Marc J. Miller 2003-10-02 19:01:10 UTC
Created attachment 94892 [details]
XF86Config (after reconfiguring; tested, works)

This is the XF86Config produced from running "redhat-config-xfree86 --reconfig"

Comment 8 Brent Fox 2004-07-20 15:29:19 UTC
Marc, are you still seeing this problem?  If so, what we need is the
XF86Config file before you reconfigure it with redhat-config-xfree86.
 Then we can try to see if anaconda is creating a broken XF86Config
file or not.

Comment 9 Marc J. Miller 2004-10-06 01:28:18 UTC
Seems to be okay as of Update 2.  This bugzilla can be closed.