Bug 413961 - X won't start on Walmart/Everex Via C7 system
X won't start on Walmart/Everex Via C7 system
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-12-06 09:14 EST by Joshua Rosen
Modified: 2009-01-09 00:26 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 00:26:29 EST
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Xorg.0.log (67.81 KB, text/plain)
2007-12-06 09:14 EST, Joshua Rosen
no flags Details
/var/log/messages (210.38 KB, text/plain)
2007-12-06 12:56 EST, Joshua Rosen
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Description Joshua Rosen 2007-12-06 09:14:09 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

Expected results:

Additional info: Xorg.log file is attached
Comment 1 Joshua Rosen 2007-12-06 09:14:09 EST
Created attachment 279741 [details]
Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-12-06 12:19:03 EST
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?
Comment 3 Joshua Rosen 2007-12-06 12:56:47 EST
Created attachment 280051 [details]
Comment 4 Joshua Rosen 2007-12-06 12:58:04 EST
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.

Comment 5 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-12-06 17:26:28 EST
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?
Comment 6 Joshua Rosen 2007-12-06 17:44:02 EST
GdmXserverTimeout=10000 fixed the problem.

Comment 7 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-12-06 22:20:48 EST
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
Comment 8 Joshua Rosen 2007-12-07 08:29:32 EST
60 works fine. It looks like it takes about 15 seconds for X to start to 60 is a
good number.
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