Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2099
XFree86-*-126.96.36.199-1.1.i386.rpm locks up sys, unsync monitor
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
Installing these updates to RH5.2 kills X windows support
for STB Velocity 128 video card and ViewSonic P775 monitor.
No display/sync, no keyboard, no mouse... HW reset required.
Seems to happen with nominal kernel (2.0.36?) provided by
install and after upgrading to Kernel 2.2.5.
I installed 10 updates (3.3.3, 75dpi, VGA16, Setup, libs,
SVGA, 100dpi, devel, Xnest, Xvfb, xfs) and it broken.
I backed out xfs, ... still broke.
I backed out Xvfb, Xnest, devel, and SVGA, ... works OK.
BTW, another uncool thing is
rpm -Uvh --force XFree86-devel-188.8.131.52-1.1.i386.rpm
yields "package (null) contains no files"
"segmentation fault (core dumped)"
Linux is beautiful, ... peace dude.
I installed the XFree86 updates available from our updates ftp site to
a standard 5.2 installed machine. Using an STB Velocity 128 AGP with
Riva128 chipset I was able to get X to come up without any difficulty.
As an extra point, I was unable to get the same card to work without
using the updates because support for that chipset was still under
development with the 3.3.2 that was shipped with 5.2 originally.