Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 432596
Text installation of F9, after login, run 'startx' in command line, which leads to the system hang.
Last modified: 2008-06-10 18:23:10 EDT
Description of problem:
Text installation of "Fedora 9" (sorry, I can not find the entry for F9 bug
report), after login, run 'startx' in command line, which leads to the system
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. installation (text mode)
launch gfx GUI.
Happened in Intel stoakley platform (harpertown processor, ATI graphics card,
F8 works well under the same platform. Meanwhile, the gfx mode installation in
this platform will lead to system hang also, so I have to install system by
(There is no F9 released yet, so you file the bugs against Rawhide)
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 config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
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.
I attached the xorg.conf as below. As to Xorg.0.log, I can not get it after
run 'startx' or booting the system as X11 mode ('5'), because the system will
be no response once I try to enter into X11 mode (it should be crashed, I even
can not remotely login by network.). I just attached the log file for console
mode for your reference (maybe no useful).
Created attachment 295139 [details]
Created attachment 295140 [details]
xorg log file for console mode.
Created attachment 295141 [details]
>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.
The status is same with those above description, the system hung and I can not
get the log file.
The card is ATI Technologies Inc ES1000 despite repoter's email domain ;-).
I have the same problem with Fedora 9 Preview (x86_64). In addition to the
information already given I want to add that even graphical installation won't
work so text mode is the only option. All attempts at starting the X server
lead to a complete system freeze.
I am running an Intel Q6600 on an Asus P5E-VM HDMI motherboard (G35 chipset)
using on-board graphics through the VGA connector.
Any suggestions on how this could be fixed? Fedora 8 runs well on the same
hmm not sure how best to deal with this,
try sync mounting / to see how much of the log file you can get.
mount -o remount,sync /
then just run Xorg
and on next boot grab /var/log/Xorg.0.log and attach it here.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in
one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
Re-try the Fedora 9 GA x86_64, it works fine (ddn't see this issue in the same
platform any more.) Thanks!
Thanks for letting us know.