Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 115648
kernel 188.8.131.52 fails to start x with Via Apollo Pro Chipset
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:36 EST
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Description of problem:
I get random ascii characters on the screen and the system freezes
when using the newest NVIDIA driver (5536) and kernel 2.6.1-1.65. The
error happens when X tries to load. I checked kernel.org and did not
see any bugs in bugzilla. However, I did find this:
"Linux 2.6 AGPGART seems to be broken on some chipsets. If you find
that your system hangs upon starting X, potentially with ASCII garbage
all over the screen, try the built-in NVIDIA AGP GART driver (Option
"NvAgp" "1", AGPGART not loaded) instead."
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use 2.6.1-1.65 kernel SMP
2.Try to start x
Actual Results: Machine hangs.
Expected Results: XFree should have started.
Dual PIII CPU's
1 GB of Memory
Via Apollo Pro266 Chipset.
This exact hardware works perfectly with the 2.4.X kernel.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 73733 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.