Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 198
startx hangs computer: problem in XF86_SVGA
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:48 EDT
Alpha lx164 . Video Card: Matrox MGA 2064W
Completely hangs the computer. Need to power-down.
Working solution: use
XFree86-SVGA-188.8.131.52-18.alpha.rpm from Rh5.0 updates
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.
Dave, had we had any movement on this bug?
Dave, can you please verify that this is a problem with 6.0 or not?
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.
The forthcoming errata release of X solves serveral problems with PCI
video cards on alpha-class machines. Please re-open this bug if the