Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 151380
Need to boot PPC install CD in "text" mode
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:01 EST
G4 Mac desktop.
(The G5 also needs to be booted in text mode, but that's because the generic
video driver srambles the screen and not because it dies. I've a separate bug
Description of problem:
On a G4 Mack Desktop, anaconda's graphics mode failed to start. The message was:
Running anaconda, [...]
Probing for video card: NVIDIA GeForce 2MX (generic)
Probing for monitor type: Unknown monitor
Probing for mouse type: Generic - 3 Button Mouse (PS/2)
Attempting to start frame buffer X server
Waiting for X server to start...log located in /tmp/X.log
1...2...3..[..] X server started successfully.
<the screen switched modes around this point but then went back to>
mini-wm: Fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server :1.0.
[Tries alt-f1, gets a shell prompt, copy of /tmp/X.log to follow]
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 112091 [details]
X.log from crash
Is this not merely a side-effect of bug #149188 (rhpl sucks at setting up X on
Was asked to try:
the server still crashed.
(In reply to comment #2)
> Is this not merely a side-effect of bug #149188 (rhpl sucks at setting up X on
It could be. After the install is complete the system comes up in graphics mode
(but then suffers from bug #151379).
Calling this a dupe since I'm pretty sure it'll be better once we can do X
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 149188 ***