Bug 32302 - i815 X Server won't start after install
i815 X Server won't start after install
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86-Servers (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-03-19 16:40 EST by Dave
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-27 15:05:38 EST
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2001:071 high SHIPPED_LIVE : New updated XFree86 packages available 2001-05-24 00:00:00 EDT

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Description Dave 2001-03-19 16:40:23 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0)

X Server config and test works fine during install, but after regular boot 
it won't come up. Screen flashs and init eventually turns off re-spawn. 
Log file says 'pcidata' is missing.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.install linux beta
2.boot to linux

Actual Results:  see problem desc. X server will not start.

Expected Results:  Graphical login should be displayed.

Intel 815EAA motherboard, 800EB CPU, 512MB PC133 ram. Nothing else special.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-19 17:29:26 EST
Please upgrade to the latest version of XFree86 from:


Version 4.0.3-2 is current.  You will also need to update Mesa and possibly
update to the latest rawhide kernel.  If the problem persists, please
provide your XFree86 server logs and XF86Config-4 cofnig files using the
attachment link below.  Also give me a copy of the output of
both "lspci -v" and also "lspci -vn".

Also, if you are reporting against XFree86 4.x, please change it from
XFree86-Servers to just XFree86 as this bug is currently filed against the
XFree86-Servers-3.3.6 package, and I'm assuming you're using 4.x.

Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-19 18:01:14 EST
Oops, I meant 4.0.3-1  ;o)

I'm working on 4.0.3-2 right now though..
Comment 3 Preston Brown 2001-03-20 17:32:44 EST
*** Bug 32338 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Abel Hernandez Zanatta 2001-03-22 10:08:33 EST
I have a similar problem, I can start the Xserver but if I use 16 or 24 bit
resolution the screen glitches every 2 seconds, please take a look at bug 32338.

I'm using 4.0.3-1 and kernel 2.4.2-0.1.25
Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-27 15:05:34 EST
To the original poster - please supply the information that I requested so
that I can look into these problems for you.
Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2001-05-24 16:07:12 EDT
It appears the i810 X server did not support i815.  This has been fixed in
XFree86-Servers-3.3.6-38, and an errata release will be issued shortly.

You can obtain new packages in the mean time from:

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