Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 208827
Graphical install fails on Rendition V2200 ("X server failed to start")
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:44 EST
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
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.
Created attachment 137524 [details]
Created attachment 137525 [details]
The X freezing problem is bug 208828
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
Created attachment 150796 [details]
Created attachment 150797 [details]
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!