Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 155483
Graphical installation fails on Power Book G4
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:04 EST
Description of problem:
The graphical installation on a 12" Power Book G4 with Nvidia Card fails.
From /tmp/ramfs/X.log: Fatal Server error: Caught signal 11. Server aborting
Version-Release number: 6.8.2
How reproducible: always
Video-Card: GeForce FX Go5200
X Server uses Framebuffer
When i try to start the xserver manualy i get also the error
(EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOPAN_DISPLAY: Invalid agument
When I change fbdev to nv in XConfig.test the server works as expected
This problem occured before a long time ago, perhaps 2 or more years ago
on ppc, and if I'm not mistaken, it was a bug in the ppc kernel fb code.
I believe our installer defaults to using "fbdev" because our PPC stuff
is really developed for IBM pSeries/iSeries where fbdev is necessary.
While I think this default needs to remain there for IBM hardware, I
think the default for Fedora should be the native video drivers.
Perhaps our config tool should use dmidecode to determine if it is running
on IBM server or Mac hardware? No idea if that's a good idea or not.
Reassigning to kernel component for fbdev issue.
Just another "we don't set up X right on Macs" dup, I think.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 149188 ***