Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112294
X windows wont start after last up2date No Screens Found
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:00:35 EDT
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Description of problem:
I updated my redhat 9 system with up2date and I was unable to get back
in Xwindows. The computer runs and asks if I want to run some X
configuration and it does that but the problem is still there.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Created attachment 96579 [details]
Xwindows was trying to reconfigure itself and said attach this in the bug report
Created attachment 96580 [details]
Got a message to include this in the bug report
Created attachment 96581 [details]
got a message to include this in the bug report too
Hmm. The X server is detecting about 50 S3 video cards in your
system, and complaining because there is no configuration for
each card. Presumeably you have 1 S3 card and not 50 however.
I do not actually have this particular video hardware, so solving
this problem will require a bit of troubleshooting on your end to
try to narrow down the problem.
Can you downgrade all of the XFree86 packages back to the original
one that shipped with Red hat Linux 9, and attach the X server log
file and config file from your previously working setup? The
difference between the two might shed some clues.
After that, I recommend keeping the original XFree86 (not the update)
installed while we do some further troubleshooting to narrow the
I'm kind of new to Linux - can you please give me a pointer to how to
downgrade all teh XFree86 packages back to the original? I think I
have an X server log and config from my previous working setup. I'll
attach those next.
Created attachment 96651 [details]
Older working Xfree86 log file
Created attachment 96652 [details]
older X config
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major
updates to the X Window System, which may resolve this issue. Users
who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade to the
latest version of Fedora Core, which can be obtained from:
If this issue turns out to still be reproduceable in the latest
version of Fedora Core, please file a bug report in the X.Org
bugzilla located at http://bugs.freedesktop.org in the "xorg"
Once you've filed your bug report to X.Org, if you paste the new
bug URL here, Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the
centralized X.Org bug tracker, and will review any bug fixes that
become available for consideration in future updates.