Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3857
IPX X problem: Sbus probe gives wrong resolution
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 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"
_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.
have you run Xconfigurator and tried to manually adjust your settings?
closed due to lack of feedback.
oops, I did not know sparc Xconfigurator couldn't manually adjust
values, we'll look into this.
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.