Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123587
X doesn't start after Dell BIOS upgrade
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:42 EST
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Description of problem:
I have a Dell Optiplex SX270. After upgrading the BIOS from A02 to A03
(hoping to fix other issues), X will no longer start. No kernel
messages are generated.
Xorg.log mentioned about dodgy BIOSes and to try putting
Option "DisplayInfo" "FALSE"
into xorg.conf. This had no effect.
Downgrading BIOS causes stuff to work again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade BIOS
2. Boot machine
3. Wait for X to try to start
Actual Results: X doesn't start
Expected Results: X should start.
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X log file
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Syslog message obtained when trying to start X
Would appear that the issue is to do with the BIOS not reporting the
correct amount of video RAM. The following should help people in the