Bug 20946 - X server for G200 crasesh on startup
X server for G200 crasesh on startup
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-11-16 04:44 EST by he
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-02-20 13:34:07 EST
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X server startup log showing the crash happening (20.63 KB, text/plain)
2000-11-22 05:15 EST, he
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Description he 2000-11-16 04:44:06 EST
I just installed redhat7 on my AMD-K6 machine with a Matrox Millenium G200
with 8Mb SGRAM. I configured it using the RedHat7 installer and when
pressing the test button for the X setup it worked fine. I choose to start
the machine in
runlevel 5 (X login).

After rebooting after setup the X server crashed on startup when running
the login manager. This resulted in init trying to respawn the X server
continously causing my monitor to change frequency and resolution very very
rapidly - I thought it might explode!

It seems that the crash is related to DRI and/or the mga kernel module. I
removed mga.o and now I can start X.
Comment 1 he 2000-11-16 04:48:39 EST
Uh forgot to add: The server complains about not having enough memory for DRI
and then fails with signal 11.
Comment 2 he 2000-11-22 05:15:46 EST
Created attachment 5644 [details]
X server startup log showing the crash happening
Comment 3 he 2000-12-10 17:24:11 EST
Installing the driver from Matrox (mga_drv.o) that can be found on 
ftp.matrox.com/pub/mga/archive/linux/2000/  solves the problem. The server no
longer crashes
when there isn't enough memory available to do DRI with this driver.
Comment 4 Need Real Name 2001-02-20 13:34:04 EST
I am having similar problems with ATI rage card using drive r128.  Also a AMD K-6 cpu. Configuration and test were sucessful. Upon reboot into runlevel 
, the X server now restarts upon successfull login through login manager.
Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-17 14:21:50 EST
XFree86 DRI problems for both r128 based cards and mga cards should be fixed in
the latest Rawhide version of XFree + dependancies.

XFree86-4.0.2a-2 or later.

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