Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 198674
XFree86 wont start with mga or vesa driver
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:35 EDT
Description of problem: During installation the graphical install fails to
start. After installation startx or using init 5 fails to start.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: All chassis with matrox g200 chipset
Steps to Reproduce: Install 3u7 or 3u8beta
Actual results: when you try to start xfree with the mga driver I get no screens
With vesa enabled i get
(EE) VESA(0): Set VBE Mode failed!
Fatal server error:
AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0
Expected results: xfree to start
Additional info: The only way i can get xfree to work is by using the vga driver
and setting the depth to 4 and i get a "usable" resolution.
Please attach the /var/log/XFree86.0.log from an affected installation.
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