Bug 208372 - Graphical installation fails in PowerPc
Summary: Graphical installation fails in PowerPc
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rhpxl
Version: 5.0
Hardware: powerpc
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Chris Lumens
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Keywords: Regression
: 208373 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-09-28 06:20 UTC by Aneesh
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-11-28 21:44:41 UTC

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Description Aneesh 2006-09-28 06:20:33 UTC
Description of problem:Graphical Instalaltion fails in PowerPc,goes to text 
mode and installas the OS.While booting again after complete instalaltion also 
Xserver fails and goes to shell prompt.Never faced any problems like this in 
RHEL4 Enterprise Edition

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:Installs in PowerPC P520

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from the DVD in Power Pc p520
2.Boots up,anaconda installer starts and fails to start Graphical instalaltion
Actual results:goes to Graphical mode

Expected results:but goes to text mode

Additional info:Also after complete installation also Xserver fails no GUI 
available.Never seen this problem with RHEL4 version in P520 server

Comment 1 Jeff Needle 2006-09-28 11:28:04 UTC
*** Bug 208373 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2006-09-28 14:36:15 UTC
Does X try to start and fail or just never try to start?

Comment 3 Aneesh 2006-10-03 05:24:55 UTC
X-server try to start and fails after the complete instalaltion is over and 

During installation it throws an error like the following.

"Running anaconda,the RedHat Enterprise Linux Server System
installer--please wait....
probing for Video card Matrox Graphics,Inc.MGA G400/G450
attempting to start frame buffer X-server
Waiting for X-server to start--log located in /tmp/rmfs/X.log/
1...2...3....4...5 Xserver started scucessfully
_XllTransSocketINETConnect() Can't get address for localhost:60001:Temporarly 
Failure on name resolution
(mini-wm:697):Gtk-WARNING** :Cannot open display : :1

In order to avoid this in the boot prompt if i give
"export DISPALY=localhost:0.0"
it will proceed with the installation in non graphical mode

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2006-10-04 15:32:37 UTC
I think this is fixed with newer trees.  

Comment 10 RHEL Product and Program Management 2006-10-05 20:32:54 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux release.  Product Management has requested further review
of this request by Red Hat Engineering.  This request is not yet committed for
inclusion in release.

Comment 12 Aneesh 2006-10-11 03:37:09 UTC
I am facing the same problem with the RHEL5 beta new release with kernel 2.6.18

1.In PPC the installation only in textmode
2.After reboot the OS panics

My Platform is

PowerPC server P520,which has 3 Qlogic HBAs QLA210,QLA2342,QLA2462.

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