Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139543
Xserver doesn't start on RHEL2.1 U4
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:54 EST
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Description of problem:
I have my Xserver not starting on RHEL2.1 U4. First, it was not
starting. I found out that I was using a Vesa driver so I changed the
driver from Radeon to Vesa in XFree86Config-4 file. By doing that the
server attempts to start but immediately hangs by saying shutting
down the server. I have turned the "dpms" "off" and "nodri" options
in there. It has a 2.4.xx kernel. I have also ran a mouseconfig to
see if that fixes the problem but no joy. I have looked in the
modules that were loaded but I don't see the vesa driver loaded in
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
XFree86Config-4 file is suppose to have information about fixing it
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RHEL2.1 U4 on Groucho (BladeCenter HS20)
2.Choose the text base install
3.In console type "startx" after giving init 3 command. It will turn
the screen black and will not start the x server.
Actual Results: Server doesn't start.
Expected Results: server should start
Using the "radeon" driver, please try starting the X server, and
then attach the X server log file and config file from the failed
Thanks in advance.
Setting status to "NEEDINFO", awaiting information requested in
comment #1 above.
I Changed the driver from "vga" to "radeon" in XF86Config file. That
doesn't seem to work. I'll try new driver in the X server to see if
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