Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 29592
XFree86 dumps core on startup with NeoMagic chipset
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:47 EDT
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When running on a Sony Vaio Notebook with a NeoMagic 256XL+ chipset, the X
server crashes (dumps core) on startup. This is using the default
configuration generated by Anaconda. I was able to work around the problem
by adding Option "SWCursor" to the XF86Config-4 file. When this option
is used, the server runs fine, so its obviously related to a driver issue
with hardware / software cursors. Also, this problem only seems to occur at
1024x768 resolution, which is the resolution of my LCD display panel. Lower
resolutions do not cause the crash.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RedHat Linux Beta on Sony Vaio PCG-580K using default Laptop install
2.Select NeoMagic 256 Video Device (this is not autodetected)
3.Select Generic LCD Panel 1024x768
4.Select graphical boot
5.After install reboot machine
Actual Results: Redhat attempts to boot at runlevel 5 (graphical boot).
The X server won't start so it changes to runlevel 3 (text boot) at which
point everything works fine in text mode. Attempting to start the X server
manually (startx, etc.) causes the X server to dump core.
Expected Results: Redhat boots into runlevel 5 and shows the X login.
As mentioned above, I was able to fix this problem by adding:
to the display device section XF86Config-4.
Fixed already in 4.0.2-10. Should propagate to rawhide soon.