Bug 236117 - X won't start when using vesa driver
X won't start when using vesa driver
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-vesa (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
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Reported: 2007-04-11 19:47 EDT by Steven Usdansky
Modified: 2018-04-11 03:56 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-02-18 11:14:54 EST
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
xorg.conf and Xorg.0.log (16.71 KB, text/plain)
2007-04-11 19:47 EDT, Steven Usdansky
no flags Details
Xorg log file from running X with no xorg.conf (15.79 KB, text/plain)
2007-04-12 15:09 EDT, Steven Usdansky
no flags Details

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Description Steven Usdansky 2007-04-11 19:47:03 EDT
Description of problem:
X won't start when using the vesa driver; I need to use the fbdev driver. The
vesa driver worked fine in FC6.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure /etc/X11/xorg.conf to use vesa driver
2. startx
Actual results:
X does not start

Expected results:
X starts normally

Additional info:
attached file contains copies of
  1. /etc/X11/xorg.conf
  2. /var/log/Xorg.).log
Comment 1 Steven Usdansky 2007-04-11 19:47:03 EDT
Created attachment 152330 [details]
xorg.conf and Xorg.0.log
Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2007-04-12 10:20:14 EDT
Steven, could you try to restart Xorg without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever?
What happens? COuld you attach /var/log/Xorg.*.log from this excercise, please?
Comment 3 Steven Usdansky 2007-04-12 15:09:24 EDT
Created attachment 152500 [details]
Xorg log file from running X with no xorg.conf

the via driver has never worked for me; I've always used the vesa driver
Comment 4 Adam Jackson 2007-05-26 14:06:50 EDT
Do you happen to have an X log from using the vesa driver in FC6?

The log file for running with the vesa driver shows no modes coming back from
the BIOS; I'm curious to know why that would have worked in FC6 but not now.
Comment 5 Adam Jackson 2008-02-18 11:14:54 EST
No word in nine months, closing.

I suspect this is due to x86emu triggering different behaviour than vm86 though.

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