|Summary:||OS crashesadn corrupts drive on logout of IBM A21p laptop with ATI Mobility AGP video|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Richard Snavely <rasnavely>|
|Component:||XFree86||Assignee:||Mike A. Harris <mharris>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2001-05-25 13:48:41 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Richard Snavely 2001-05-19 18:19:04 UTC
Description of Problem: OS crashes on logout. file system corrupted requiring OS re-install. I am told this might be a problem with the ATI Mobility AGP video card in my IBM A21p laptop where the OS is installed. Have tried non GUI log out via cont-alt-f2 and then a shutdown -h now command in root but even that will crash. How Reproducible: every time Steps to Reproduce: 1. install linux 2. boot linux 3. logout and crash linux Actual Results: Expected Results: Additional Information: have been told by RH techs that this might be a video card issue with xfree or xwindows impossible for me to tell exactly what is happening to what when crashing and corupting the file sys.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-05-20 05:44:14 UTC
If your filesystem is totally irrecoverable, then it most likely is more than one problem. I'm willing to bet however that the filesystem is not totally corrupt. You haven't given any details whatsoever to go on however so there is no way to help you. At a minimum I need to know all of your hardware details, a copy of your X config files, and your X server logs to examine the problem. Before that though I recommend looking through our hardware compatibility list to ensure your machine has supported hardware to begin with. If you are getting dumped into rescue mode at boot time due to filesystem inconsistencies, that does not mean your disk is toast, it means you need to run e2fsck to repair the filesystem. Our technical support, or mailing lists can assist you in how to do this correctly rather than reinstalling the whole OS each time. Please attach the requested files uncompressed using the file attachment link below.
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2001-05-25 13:48:36 UTC
Please supply the information requested. Thanks.
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-08-13 13:41:38 UTC
Closed due to lack of information.