Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 133991
Unable to debug random X failures
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:13 EST
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Description of problem:
I have tried to install RHEL4 beta 1 on 2 different machines now and
experienced X failures. After probing for video, monitor, mouse the X
server fails to start. The two machines have very different hardware,
including different graphics cards (matrox and nvidia). On the second
machine, I ran the installer and X failed, I allowed it to reboot and
did exactly the same again and X did not fail.
I am unable to debug the failures, because immediately they have
occurred anaconda exists. An X log which might give a clue to the
cause is reported to have been written to /tmp/X.log, but I am unable
to access it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start installing RHEL4 Beta 1.
2. Hope that X fails to start this time.
Actual Results: System exits.
Expected Results: System allows an opportunity to examine log files
from failed X startup.
Booting with 'linux nokill' will let you access things.
Unfortunately, we have to kill processes to be able to unmount
filessystems and let you reboot cleanly in most cases.