Bug 198 - startx hangs computer: problem in XF86_SVGA
startx hangs computer: problem in XF86_SVGA
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1998-11-25 13:12 EST by francesco.zuliani
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-29 12:38:54 EDT
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Description francesco.zuliani 1998-11-25 13:12:40 EST
Alpha lx164 . Video Card: Matrox MGA 2064W
Completely hangs the computer. Need to power-down.

Working solution: use
XFree86-SVGA- from Rh5.0 updates
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-11-29 17:36:59 EST
This card has been tested to work well in 8, 16, and 24 bpp on an
Alpha SX164 with no problems. We will have to get a hold of an LX164
board for the test lab to accurately test this problem.
Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-06-14 16:37:59 EDT
Dave, had we had any movement on this bug?
Comment 3 Preston Brown 1999-07-15 14:32:59 EDT
Dave, can you please verify that this is a problem with 6.0 or not?
Comment 4 Anonymous 1999-07-16 07:33:59 EDT
I'm sorry I'm not planning to install redhat 6.0 on that machine.
In fact I did try an installation of RH 6.0 on a 'pc164' alpha and I
had so many problems (machine kept hanging every day) that I decided
probably RH6.0 for alpha in not quite "ready" yet. Sorry again.
Comment 5 Preston Brown 1999-08-29 12:38:59 EDT
The forthcoming errata release of X solves serveral problems with PCI
video cards on alpha-class machines.  Please re-open this bug if the
problem persists.

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