Bug 432578 - video "refresh" problem
video "refresh" problem
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-savage (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-02-12 20:13 EST by Rev. Mark P. Braden
Modified: 2018-04-11 11:18 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 13:33:39 EDT
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Xorg.0.log file (43.78 KB, text/plain)
2008-02-14 14:25 EST, Rev. Mark P. Braden
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Xorg.0.log file (43.78 KB, text/plain)
2008-02-14 14:29 EST, Rev. Mark P. Braden
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Description Rev. Mark P. Braden 2008-02-12 20:13:44 EST
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.

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Comment 1 Adam Jackson 2008-02-13 13:40:07 EST
What hardware is this with?  Can you attach an X log from the buggy
configuration please?  It's in /var/log/Xorg.0.log.
Comment 2 Rev. Mark P. Braden 2008-02-13 16:37:09 EST
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.


Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2008-02-14 09:14:33 EST
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.).
Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2008-02-14 09:16:40 EST
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?
Comment 5 Rev. Mark P. Braden 2008-02-14 14:25:23 EST
Created attachment 294936 [details]
Xorg.0.log file

Here is the log file you requested
Comment 6 Rev. Mark P. Braden 2008-02-14 14:29:57 EST
Created attachment 294938 [details]
Xorg.0.log file

requested log file
Comment 7 Rev. Mark P. Braden 2008-02-21 17:49:27 EST
Do you have any recommendations based on your review of the Xorg.0.log file?
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 01:09:42 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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