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Bug 29592 - XFree86 dumps core on startup with NeoMagic chipset
XFree86 dumps core on startup with NeoMagic chipset
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-02-26 14:43 EST by Hugh Eaves
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-26 14:43:37 EST
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Description Hugh Eaves 2001-02-26 14:43:33 EST
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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.

Reproducible: Always
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:
Option "SWCursor"
to the display device section XF86Config-4.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-02-26 15:16:57 EST
Fixed already in 4.0.2-10.  Should propagate to rawhide soon.

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