Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 178456
XGI driver failing with Xen
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:21 EST
I freshly installed FC5T2 (ie, not an update install) and then followed these
instructions to get Xen working:
Upon booting the hypervisor kernel, it started to boot, then last thing seen on
the console is "starting udev" then I get a black screen. To diagnose further,
I booted to runlevel 3 and it worked fine. Then when running `init 5`, last
thing seen before the black screen is "starting xend".
I checked w/ Jeremy and he said that other graphics cards work (ie, so its not
the case that a serial console is required).
The system is a Dell power edge sc430 w/ 384MB ram. The graphics card is:
05:07.0 VGA compatible controller: XGI - Xabre Graphics Inc Volari Z7
Attached is Xorg.0.log and xorg.conf.
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Xorg.0.log log file
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Ok, try editing the config file and changing it to use the "sis" driver. Does
that work? If not, please attach the log/config from the sis driver run.
XGI video hardware is either sis or trident based, depending on the model.
The Xorg "sis" driver has been updated to support the sis XGI variants,
so assuming this board is sis based, it may work, and we just need to update
the driver database to point to the sis driver.
Any luck with the "sis" driver?
Since this report was filed, there have been quite a number of package updates
and rebuilds in rawhide. Updating to the latest packages may resolve the
If the issue persists with the latest packages however, using the "sis"
driver as indicated above, please file a bug report in X.Org bugzilla at
http://bugs.freedesktop.org in the "xorg" component and attach the X log
and config to it. Once filed upstream, paste the URL here and we'll track
the issue in upstream bugzilla.
Thanks for testing.
Setting status to "RAWHIDE"