Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 106022
GeForce 4 Ti 4400 X server crashes when firstboot is run
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:53 EST
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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):
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
Log files will be attached.
Created attachment 94858 [details]
Created attachment 94859 [details]
XF86Config (after install)
Created attachment 94860 [details]
Not "Q3 beta"... this is RC1.
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
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.
Created attachment 94892 [details]
XF86Config (after reconfiguring; tested, works)
This is the XF86Config produced from running "redhat-config-xfree86 --reconfig"
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.
Seems to be okay as of Update 2. This bugzilla can be closed.