Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 190297
INVALID MEM ALLOCATION error when trying to start X
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:31 EST
Description of problem:
When trying to use startx an "INVALID MEM ALLOCATION" error is given and
X does not start.
system-config-display also gives an error and it creates an empty xorg.conf file.
I booted the machine using a LiveCD that I had around and copied the xorg.conf
file that it created, and I merged that file with a xorg.conf from a working
FC5 machine. The LiveCD uses xorg-6.8.2 (in case that makes a difference), and
it uses the i810 driver.
If I use the "vesa" driver I can start X with the 640x480 resolution.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I am attaching the xorg.conf file, I will also attach the Xorg.0.log
Created attachment 128418 [details]
Created attachment 128419 [details]
Please report this issue to X.Org developers by filing a bug report in
the X.Org bugzilla located at http://bugs.freedesktop.org in the "xorg"
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bug URL here, Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the
centralized X.Org bug tracker, and will review any bug fixes that
become available for consideration in future updates.
Setting status to "NEEDINFO_REPORTER", awaiting X.Org bug URL
Hi, I had the same problem as described in this bug. I fixed the problem, as
suggested on freedesktop.org, by upgrading to 7.1. I took xorg RPMS from
and the rest of xorg and all dependent packages.
Closing bug since this is fixed in 7.1. FC6 will be out with 7.1 and dependent
packages shortly, but I don't expect we'll do an update for FC5, unless we
rebase the entire server.