Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 432578
video "refresh" problem
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:33:39 EDT
Description of problem:
I'm not sure this is the right place for this, but - I'm trying to help. I
installed FC9 Alpha on a machine that's been running FC8 well. There seems to
be a video problem - when windows close they leave a large grey ghost, and the
cursor leaves pointers all over the screen, and the cursor arrow has a square
around it that reverts whatever you mouse-over back to a dark color.
Again - sorry if this is the wrong place for this.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
What hardware is this with? Can you attach an X log from the buggy
configuration please? It's in /var/log/Xorg.0.log.
Sorry. Of course. Configuration is - MOBO: Biostar U8668D-A46 ver 7.A (Via
P4M266A, VT8235); CPU: socket 478 Celeron 320 (2.4 Gig, 256KB Cache, 533 FSB).
512 Meg 333DDR. Monitor is Dell M782 CRT/VGA. Soundcard is CMedia CMI8738-
When I tried to boot up to attach the log file you requested, the system
wouldn't boot. I received this message: "INIT "x" respawning too fast:
disabled for 5 minutes." The message repeated 5 minutes later. After three
tries, the system will not complete the boot.
Should I try a fresh install? The video problem was manifest was first
manifest after rebooting during the install process from the CD.
You may try to run the system in the text mode (add "3" to the end of the kernel
command line, which you get in the initial grub screen by pressing "a"), and
then to copy the file to somewhere else (ftp, sending via email, attaching here
via lynx, etc.).
Also, when running in the text mode, try to remove (rename or move away)
/etc/X11/xorg.conf and then run startx as normal user (not root). Does it work?
Could you attach /var/log/Xorg.0.log from such attempt as well?
Created attachment 294936 [details]
Here is the log file you requested
Created attachment 294938 [details]
requested log file
Do you have any recommendations based on your review of the Xorg.0.log file?
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