Bug 151380 - Need to boot PPC install CD in "text" mode
Summary: Need to boot PPC install CD in "text" mode
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 149188
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 4
Hardware: powerpc
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul Nasrat
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: fedora-ppc
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-03-17 14:22 UTC by Andrew Cagney
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-04-27 23:04:58 UTC

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X.log from crash (1.52 KB, text/plain)
2005-03-17 14:22 UTC, Andrew Cagney
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Description Andrew Cagney 2005-03-17 14:22:28 UTC

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
for that).

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]
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Comment 1 Andrew Cagney 2005-03-17 14:22:29 UTC
Created attachment 112091 [details]
X.log from crash

Comment 2 David Woodhouse 2005-03-17 14:27:27 UTC
Is this not merely a side-effect of bug #149188 (rhpl sucks at setting up X on

Comment 3 Andrew Cagney 2005-03-17 15:47:47 UTC
Was asked to try:
  linux resolution=1024x768
the server still crashed.

Comment 4 Andrew Cagney 2005-03-17 15:49:57 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Is this not merely a side-effect of bug #149188 (rhpl sucks at setting up X on
> Macs)?

It could be.  After the install is complete the system comes up in graphics mode
(but then suffers from bug #151379).

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2005-04-27 23:04:58 UTC
Calling this a dupe since I'm pretty sure it'll be better once we can do X
config sanely

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 149188 ***

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