Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123283
XFree86 to Xorg upgrade not perfect
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:42 EST
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Description of problem:
I upgraded a computer from FC1 to FC2 via DVD. After the upgrade had
finished it came up to gdm. I logged in and about 10 dialog windows
appeared in the top left corner complaining about Xorg errors. This
reminded me of having upgraded to Xorg duing I believe FC2T2. I looked
in /etc/X11 and found XF86Config from FC1 still there. It hadn't
changed at all. There was no xorg.conf. Also the X symlink was still
pointing to XFree86 instaed of Xorg. I transferred a working xorg.conf
from my FC2T3 machine and diffed it with the old XF86Config. Next I
edited xorg.conf for the proper video driver. Then I removed
XF86Config and remade the symlink properly.
Note I didn't see firstboot after the upgrade. I had uninstalled it
after using it with FC1. Naturally it wasn't installed during an
upgrade, and hence wasn't avaliable after the upgrade to be started on
boot. I am told this isn't related, but thought I would mention it anyway.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC1
2. Upgrade to FC2
3. Login to X
Actual Results: Xorg errors in dialog windows
Expected Results: No Xorg errors in dialog windows
Created attachment 100351 [details]
XF86Config file from after upgrade
I got some similar results when upgrading from FC1 to FC2. My upgrade
was via local HTTP mirror. Upgrade went fine w/o errors. When I first
rebooted kudzu detected HW changes. A USB hub went missing(still
looking into this) and it detected a new keyboard(AT Translated Set 2
keyboard). No hardware was actually changed. I didn't think too much
of this and still am not sure if this was relevant or not, but then
once gdm had started I logged in and got a bunch of error windows that
Error activating XKB configuration. It also told me to send the
[mrobbert@poincare mrobbert]$ xprop -root | grep XKB
_XKB_RULES_NAMES_BACKUP(STRING) = "xfree86", "pc105", "us", "", ""
_XKB_RULES_NAMES(STRING) = "xfree86", "pc105", "us", "", ""
[mrobbert@poincare mrobbert]$ gconftool-2 -R
layouts = [us]
model = pc105
overrideSettings = false
options = 
When I found this bug report I looked in /etc/X11 and found that I
didn't have an xorg.conf file either. I tried copying my XF86Config
file to xorg.conf and restarting X, but that didn't help. I then moved
the xorg.conf and XF86config files out of the way, shut down X, and
ran system-config-display. I configured the correct resolution and
quit out of that. It generated an xorg.conf and now the problem is
gone. I am attaching my XF86Config file from after the upgrade as well
as the new xorg.conf file in case you want to see them.
Created attachment 100352 [details]
xorg.conf after fixing the problem as described
I am experiencing a similar problem. Any non-QT GUI fails, to include
Mozilla and Firefox. The upgrade from FC1 -> FC2 effectively isolated
me from the Internet until I discovered a QT-based version of Opera
Whenever I run setup, then select X configuration,
configure-system-display goes into a black void; the only way to
recover is a power reset.
I have a file /etc/X11/xorg.conf and continue to have a problem.
Commenting out load dri makes no diff.
Since others report an absence of such problems after upgrading, and
I specifically mean choosing upgrade at the time of installation from
CD, I suspect that the issue may be related to a failed ddc probe of
my KDS X-7e monitor.
My original report of this bug was made a duplicate of a "resolved"
"harmless" issue, i.e., the XKB error. This is originally what
happened and even after I resolved the XKB error I had the same
critical problem, i.e., an inability to run any GUI other than one
that is QT-based.
I would appreciate any advice on how to restore functionality after
this crippling upgrade.
Commenting out the 'Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"' line causes the XKB
error to go away for me.
--- XF86Config 2004-06-05 22:29:26.000000000 -0700
+++ xorg.conf 2004-06-07 13:04:23.556368584 -0700
@@ -58,7 +58,7 @@
Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
- Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
+# Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 120858 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.