Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 413961
X won't start on Walmart/Everex Via C7 system
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:26:29 EST
Description of problem: X won't start automatically on the $200 Walmart/Everex
C7 system (sold with gOS which is an Ubuntu derivative). When the system is in
init 5 state X always fails to start when the system is booted, however it will
start with a startx command. This system works fine with CentOS5.1 and X works
fine on F8 if you do a startx, it appears to be a GDM issue.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: 100%
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot system with init 5
Actual results: X fails to start
Additional info: Xorg.log file is attached
Created attachment 279741 [details]
Does taking "rhgb" out of grub.conf make the problem go away?
Can you set Enable=true in the [debug] section of /etc/gdm/custom.conf and then
attach /var/log/messages ?
if you put AddGtkModules=false in the [daemon] section of /etc/gdm/custom.conf
does the problem go away?
Created attachment 280051 [details]
Removing rhgb from grub.conf has no effect.
AddGtkModules=false has no effect.
I added the ebug enable. The /var/log/messages file has been uploaded.
How long does it normally take for X to start on your system?
If you set
in the [daemon] section of /etc/gdm/custom.conf do things work?
GdmXserverTimeout=10000 fixed the problem.
okay, so for f8 we should raise the default timeout to a minute or something (60
works instead of 10000 right?) and for F9 we'll just get rid of the timeout
60 works fine. It looks like it takes about 15 seconds for X to start to 60 is a
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