Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 427714
X fails after update
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:34:30 EST
Description of problem:
The updates to xorg-x11-drv-ati, xorg-x11-server, and xorg-x11-server-utils
appears to break the X server on a Mac Powerbook(Titanium) with the 1158x768
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: 100 %
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Installed Fedora 8 from dvd, X server works once xorg.conf is set manually.
2. Accepted automated update for xorg-x11-drv-ati, xorg-x11-server and
xorg-x11-server-utils, rebooted and X fails (blank screen). Using startx to
manually start server from init level 3 also fails and when X dies, text on all
virtual consoles is corrupted.
3. Re-installed the original 3 rpm files from the dvd, and X works again. All
other updates are installed.
Created attachment 290925 [details]
Config file for xorg that works with original but fails after update
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as
individual uncompressed file attachment using the bugzilla file attachment link
Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 291349 [details]
xorg log after update, and no xorg.conf
Rebooted after applying the update to xorg-x11-drv-ati, xorg-x11-server and
xorg-x11-server-utils. The X server fails to start and system drops into a
text only mode.
Created attachment 291350 [details]
Xorg log after update with old xorg.conf
Still using the updates but with the hand configured xorg.conf. X now thinks
that it has successfully started, even hear the single beep for the gdm login
screen, but physical screen is entirely blank (no cursor on mouse moves).
Created attachment 291351 [details]
xorg log after restoring xorg with xorg.conf
This last log is after I have restored the original xorg-x11-drv-ati,
xorg-x11-server and xorg-x11-server-util rpm files. X now runs and displays
correctly on the screen.
Is it the same problem as described in bug #407981 ?
No, I do not think so. Repeatedly tried switching from text to graphic screen
and never get output on the laptops screen. Also, on killing X all of the text
screens become corrupted; that is mall formed characters.
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