Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160901
x server does not start. cannot use graphical install. 1 line block pattern at top of display
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:08 EST
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Description of problem:
When I try to do a graphical install I get scrambled output on the monitor. Even after a text install when firstboot starts same problem. I cannot get the x server to start at all.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Fresh install or upgrade on dell poweredge SC420 to FC4
2. anything that requires the use of the X server or any graphical environment
Actual Results: Scramble output on one line at top on screen about 5 colored boxes in a 1/2" band.
Expected Results: I should have been able to start x or perform a clean graphical install.
Created attachment 115650 [details]
A copy of my current xorg configuration file.
This occurs on a Dell Poweredge Server SC420
Please review bug number 161242 everyone, and try using the libvgahw.a module
that is linked to from that bug report. This is just a hunch I'd like
to test to see if the problem reported on Matrox and Intel hardware is also
causing problems on Trident and other hardware.
Anyone who can test this and provide feedback, would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Tested with the module listed in the other bug but still had the same problem.
But when used in conjuction with the lastest intel driver (obtained here
http://www.fairlite.demon.co.uk/i810_drv.o) I got X to start and work fine.
Can someone try this combination (1 or both) and see if this is the solution.
Also ran into the problem of using the integrated intel E7221 graphics on the
sc420 with FC4, geting several little "boxes" with random colors in a straight
line across the screen near the top. Frustrating! Worked in FC3. Hope someone
can fix it and update the distro.
In forum (url below) user "UnixVRules" reported it works with the i820 driver
you linked to above. I haven't tried it, myself, yet (but intend to):
"I downloaded the i810_drv.o file, dropped it into
and then restarted X (I just issued a kill -HUP to gdm)."
his xorg.conf contains:
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "Intel 915"
he later reported it works faster without the line "Option "noaccel" and was
looking for feedback from others on that.
hope this helps -nw
keep up the good work.
Can you test xorg-x11-6.8.2-44 and see if it fixes your problem.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 160420 ***