Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 188041
Riva128 no longer can be configured
Last modified: 2018-04-11 14:59:27 EDT
Description of problem:
system-config-display can no longer configure my video card or start X
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Failed during FC5 new installation and twice more afterward.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run it from console to try to configure X for first time - with no xorg.conf
xconf.py: Fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server :17.0.
# Window manager error: Unable to open X display :17.0
A working xorg.conf and working X.
1) It used to work.
2) If I retrieve xorg.conf from FC4 backup, X starts perfectly.
3) The video card is reported by lspci thusly:
00:11.0 VGA compatible controller: NVidia / SGS Thomson (Joint Venture)
Riva128 (rev 10)
4) The old, working xorg.conf file contains:
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
Actually an nv driver bug, in that it can't do 16bpp, but only 15 or 24.
Reporter, I am sorry, that we have left this bug unnoticed for so long, but
could you confirm please, that this bug still could be reproduced with the
I am happy to report that the bug is dead with F7 and kernel 2.6.21-1.3228.fc7.
I set aside the working /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and then, as root, ran
system-config-display. It worked perfectly and created a new xorg.conf file.
This is on a very old, very slow 200 MHz Pentium that I rarely use for anything.
Now, if you could only speed up the machine... :-)
Thanks for the fix.
Cool! Marking WORKSFORME.