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Bug 3857 - IPX X problem: Sbus probe gives wrong resolution
IPX X problem: Sbus probe gives wrong resolution
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: Xconfigurator (Show other bugs)
6.0
sparc Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-07-01 13:55 EDT by aleahy
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-09 01:29:26 EST
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Description aleahy 1999-07-01 13:55:46 EDT
I just upgraded an old RDI BriteLite IPX laptop from RedHat
5.2 to RedHat 6.0 (including all updates) and found that X
stopped working altogether.  Symptoms: when I enter "startx"
I get

   _X11TransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect: errno=61
   waiting for X Server to begin accepting connections
   (using VT number 7)

and then a blank screen.  Switching back to VT 1, I can kill
the server with no problem.  The only clue I have is the
following output from the "Sbus Probe" window of
Xconfigurator:  It detects the bwtwo framebuffer O.K., but
then says that the resolution is "1152x900". The problem:
I'm pretty sure the best I can do with the black-and-white
LCD on this laptop is 1024x768. (That's the best I've been
able to run in the past.)  When Xconfigurator tries to start
the X server, it eventually fails, saying 'There is a
problem with your X configuration' or something similar.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-08-31 15:03:59 EDT
have you run Xconfigurator and tried to manually adjust your settings?
Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-09-23 13:09:59 EDT
closed due to lack of feedback.
Comment 3 Preston Brown 1999-09-23 18:36:59 EDT
oops, I did not know sparc Xconfigurator couldn't manually adjust
values, we'll look into this.
Comment 4 Matt Wilson 2000-02-09 01:29:59 EST
Xconfigurator uses the resolution settings for the framebuffer as reported by
OBP (OpenBoot Prom).  I've never actually had my hands on a Sun laptop, so it's
hard for me to explore where resolution settings are mismatched.  The Prom
shouldn't be reporting resolutions that the framebuffer isn't currently set to.

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