Bug 14344 - XFree 4.0.1 had bug in ati server. Patch to correct here.
Summary: XFree 4.0.1 had bug in ati server. Patch to correct here.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
URL: ftp://ftp.ox.ac.uk/pub/users/adrian/X...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-07-20 21:43 UTC by adrian.lawrence
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2000-07-21 14:21:40 UTC

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Description adrian.lawrence 2000-07-20 21:43:14 UTC
Xfree 4.0.1 crashed on a machine using an old Mach32 graphics card. The
problem was
debugged and fixed with Marc Aurele La France, the author of the driver.
A patch to correct the problem is here:
ftp://ftp.ox.ac.uk/pub/users/adrian/XFree86-4.0.1-ati.patch .

There is also a spec file (a bit flakey, designed to work on Redhat 6.2
with rpm 3.0.4 rather than Rawhide) here:
ftp://ftp.ox.ac.uk/pub/users/adrian/XFree86.spec . It include a few mods
concerning which fiiles are configuration. In particular, it does *not*
overwrite /etc/X11/XF86Config which is a very unpleasant feature of the
current Rawhide version :-(

The rpm built as above and installed under RH6.2 have been tested on 3
different machines with 3 different architectures and graphics families and
work on all.


Comment 1 adrian.lawrence 2000-07-20 22:09:28 UTC
Sorry: this refers to XFree86 and friends, not to XFree86-Servers. Apologies.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-14 21:31:08 UTC
This will be fixed in XFree86-4.0.1-0.44. Thanks for the patch!

Comment 3 adrian.lawrence 2000-11-04 09:31:58 UTC
Redhat 7.0 XFree86 upgrade again erased a carefully handcrafted XF86Config, so
the 2nd point above is outstanding.

Also XFree86-4.0.1-1 again crashes on a Mach32 with sig 11. I am downloading the
source as I type tosee if the ati patch above has been applied, but it looks
like the same problem.

Comment 4 adrian.lawrence 2000-11-04 14:28:32 UTC
The ati patch *is* in XFree86-4.0.1-1, so this appears to be a new bug. I will
enter it as a new report against Redhat 7.0. For the moment, all I have is a
log: I have not investigated further.

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