Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 298131
anaconda fails to start VESA mode with Synaptics
Last modified: 2013-07-31 19:11:44 EDT
Description of problem:
Anaconda fails to start Xorg with native driver then tries to start with VESA
driver and fails again, leading to a text mode/vnc installation.
I've experienced this with IBM T61 and Dell Latitude D630.
I'm not sure if it's an Xorg/vesa driver problem : after text installation, Xorg
with VESA driver works (with default configuration including Synaptics).
I tried to start Xorg with VESA & Synaptics from anaconda (stage2), it
segfaults, after removing Synaptics from config file it starts up.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 5.1 Beta Snapshot 7
Can you attach logs from the anaconda environment when you experience this issue?
/tmp/anaconda.log /tmp/syslog /tmp/X* /tmp/ramfs/*
Created attachment 201081 [details]
contents of /tmp
you can find more related information + backtrace in bug #296721, first three
Attaching the X.log file (/tmp/ramfs/X.log).
Created attachment 201101 [details]
In the future, just attach the log files directly to the bug report. It's
easier to look at things that way. Thanks.
(EE) I810(0): No Video BIOS modes for chosen depth.
0: /usr/bin/Xorg(xf86SigHandler+0x71) [0x4a0921]
1: /lib64/libc.so.6 [0x2aaaabc2e0a0]
2: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/i810_drv.so [0x2aaaadbb89a2]
3: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/i810_drv.so [0x2aaaadbbcff8]
4: /usr/bin/Xorg(InitOutput+0x9cc) [0x461c5c]
5: /usr/bin/Xorg(main+0x26f) [0x4323cf]
6: /lib64/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xf4) [0x2aaaabc1b8a4]
7: /usr/bin/Xorg(FontFileCompleteXLFD+0x231) [0x4318a9]
Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting
Reassigning to xorg-x11 component.
re comment #4:
yep, sorry for that.
re comment #5:
To make it clear - the X.log & XConfig.test from anaconda are while running Xorg
+ *i810*, not vesa. I've filed a separate bug on that one (comment #2), this bug
is on Xorg + *vesa* + anaconda.
After anaconda runs Xorg + i810 and it fails, it tries Xorg + vesa, but
apparently the logs from 2nd Xorg run are not there.
And as i mentioned when i opened this bug, the *same* config file works in
normal installation while it does not work in anaconda stage2 (i got that config
file by replacing "i810" with "vesa" in /tmp/XConfig.test).
The relevant backtrace is here :
so, the issue here is :
Xorg + vesa + Synaptics + installed RHEL 5.1 beta = works
Xorg + vesa + Synaptics + anaconda = FAIL -> text install only
Xorg + vesa + anaconda = works
so i can only guess it's something missing / wrong in stage2.img ?
Created attachment 202041 [details]
VESA configuration for Xorg in anaconda - created by me from original XConfig.test
Created attachment 202071 [details]
X.log from Xorg + vesa + synaptics + anaconda run (ran by me from vt2 during stage 2)
Ancient bug, closing. The X log here is just X's stdout, not the actual log, so there's really nothing to go on.
Please reopen with the complete X log if this is still an issue in current builds of RHEL5.