Bug 208827 - Graphical install fails on Rendition V2200 ("X server failed to start")
Summary: Graphical install fails on Rendition V2200 ("X server failed to start")
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-10-02 08:46 UTC by Mark McClelland
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-05-08 19:07:53 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
lspci -vvv (6.63 KB, text/plain)
2006-10-02 08:46 UTC, Mark McClelland
no flags Details
X config (2.66 KB, text/plain)
2006-10-02 08:48 UTC, Mark McClelland
no flags Details
X.log 3/14/2007 (13.65 KB, text/plain)
2007-03-23 21:27 UTC, Mark McClelland
no flags Details
XConfig.test 3/14/2007 (738 bytes, text/plain)
2007-03-23 21:28 UTC, Mark McClelland
no flags Details

External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 208827 None None None Never

Internal Trackers: 208827

Description Mark McClelland 2006-10-02 08:46:48 UTC
Description of problem:
While booting FC6 prerelease disc 1, anaconda says "X server failed to start.
Falling back to text mode." The card is a Rendition V2200 AGP (lspci 
is attached).

After the upgrade (from FC5) completed, rhgb and X work almost normally, the
exception being that the screen freezes when I switch VCs with
<Ctrl><Alt><F[1-6]>. So, perhaps anaconda should continue to fail to start X on
this card until the freezing bug is fixed.

X config is attached, which I believe was created by anaconda under FC5.

How reproducible:
Every time.

Comment 1 Mark McClelland 2006-10-02 08:46:51 UTC
Created attachment 137524 [details]
lspci -vvv

Comment 2 Mark McClelland 2006-10-02 08:48:40 UTC
Created attachment 137525 [details]
X config

Comment 3 Mark McClelland 2006-10-02 22:31:30 UTC
The X freezing problem is bug 208828

Comment 4 Mark McClelland 2007-03-23 21:26:38 UTC
This is still broken on rawhide from 3/14/2007. It looks like the 'vga' driver
doesn't work with this card at 800x600x24bpp. I'm not sure why the 'rendition'
driver isn't being used for this card, other than to save a tiny amount of space
in stage2.img.

Comment 5 Mark McClelland 2007-03-23 21:27:42 UTC
Created attachment 150796 [details]
X.log 3/14/2007

Comment 6 Mark McClelland 2007-03-23 21:28:56 UTC
Created attachment 150797 [details]
XConfig.test 3/14/2007

Comment 7 Adam Jackson 2007-05-08 19:07:53 UTC
Nice one.  Not only did we not ship an xinf file for the driver, but the one in
CVS was empty.  So kudzu would never match the driver to the device, and we hit
the fallback path.

Should be fixed in 4.1.3-3.fc7.  Thanks!

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