Bug 115648 - kernel fails to start x with Via Apollo Pro Chipset
kernel fails to start x with Via Apollo Pro Chipset
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 73733
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-02-14 01:40 EST by Robert Thomas
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Description Robert Thomas 2004-02-14 01:40:22 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."

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How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

1 GB of Memory
Via Apollo Pro266 Chipset.

This exact hardware works perfectly with the 2.4.X kernel.
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2004-02-14 05:18:58 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 73733 ***
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 14:01:15 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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