Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 24879
X Does not work
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:53 EDT
After an NFS, TUI, Everything, Automatic Graphical mode install,
the system kept trying to start X on bootup, but was never able to (screen
kept flashing off and on). When I bring it up in init mode 3, I am able to
use text mode fine, but when I issue "startx", the system hangs.
I just found out that if boot the system in mode 3, and run Xconfigurator,
startx works fine. So, should this be filed under something besides XFree86?
Once the system has been rebooted, things get screwy again. Screen redraws
don't happen, and if I try to switch back from another VC, the system hangs.
Try out beta 3 and see if it still occurs.
I don't have an ia64 kicking around, so I can't test this at all. ;o)
I've Cc'd Bill as I believe he is the ia64 guru unless I'm horribly
However, if anyone wants to send me an 8 way 1Ghz ia64 box strictly
for debugging purposes, I wouldn't mind. ;o)
ALso, you should indicate what video card you are using and as many other
details as might help track the problem down including making a file
attachment to the bug report with your X server logs, and configuration
This problem is 95% fixed in beta-3. I'm only seeing problems on about 1 out
of 4 Big Surs, and I'm pretty sure that's because of "questionable" hardware.
Also, I'm aware of bug reporting protocol. There were *no* differences between
the logs of a working IA-64 GUI config, and a non-working one. All of the IA-
64s we have have the same exact video card in them (ATI Rage 128), so I made
(the possibly) incorrect assumption that I didn't have to include information
about what video card I was using. If you believe you should not be assigned
IA-64 bugs, please let Preston know on Monday, so we can make sure they get
assigned to the right folks. Thanks.
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 15:27:31 -0500
From: Bill Nottingham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Anyone testing IA64 bits??
Short answer is that the int10 stuff is somewhat fubar on
ia64. On server machines it can't read the video BIOS, on
workstation machines it has a nasty habit of locking the
machine if it's using a PCI card. There are some fixes
in trunk that are supposed to fix it from Marc Aurele La France
(who I'm pretty sure I just butchered the name of), they
didn't fix the workstation issue when I tried, and I
haven't built a package to try them on the server machines
abrown - you're right, bad assumption about me knowing what hardware is in ia64
machines. Doing bugzilla queries based on video card type, etc.. also doesn't
work if that information isn't in them.
When a bug report doesn't contain enough info for me to do anything about it,
I have to request more info. Doesn't matter where the report came in from.
I wasn't trying to challenge you on protocol. Sorry if you took it that
way. It's better for me to ask than to just hit PRIORITY=LOW, or
I also don't always look to see who reported the bug and wether it was
internal or not.
I will talk to Preston about having ia64 bugs assigned to someone else.
Thanks for the idea.
Should be fixed with the 4.0.2-10 X packages.
Confirmed fixed in XFree86-4.0.2-11.