Bug 433934 - Failed to start the X Server
Failed to start the X Server
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: jmccann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-02-22 02:57 EST by Y.C. Chen
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:20 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 02:40:36 EST
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xorg.conf and Xorg.0.log (7.24 KB, application/x-gzip)
2008-02-22 02:57 EST, Y.C. Chen
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xorg.conf from the attachment 295597 (570 bytes, text/plain)
2008-02-22 06:18 EST, Matěj Cepl
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Xorg.0.log from the attachment 295597 (42.35 KB, text/plain)
2008-02-22 06:18 EST, Matěj Cepl
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Description Y.C. Chen 2008-02-22 02:57:28 EST
Description of problem:
1. Use ASPEED AST2000 Adapter to install FC8.
2. It will show following message while system boot:
Failed to start X Server (your graphical interface). It is likely that it is 
not set up correctly. .....

Additional info:
1. If run startx in text console mode, then it can start X properly.So, if it's 
the issues of driver issue or X config, it should still failed if run startx in 
cosole mode
Comment 1 Y.C. Chen 2008-02-22 02:57:28 EST
Created attachment 295597 [details]
xorg.conf and Xorg.0.log
Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2008-02-22 06:18:24 EST
Created attachment 295615 [details]
xorg.conf from the attachment 295597 [details]
Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2008-02-22 06:18:33 EST
Created attachment 295616 [details]
Xorg.0.log from the attachment 295597 [details]
Comment 4 Y.C. Chen 2008-02-24 21:11:21 EST
If the owner assignment is not correct, please help to re-assignment to the 
right one.
Y.C. Chen
Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2008-02-25 12:07:44 EST
Ajax, this might be the general Xserver breakage I observe on my office Radeon
computer as well.
Comment 6 Y.C. Chen 2008-02-27 00:46:34 EST
I had tried ASPEED AST2000, ATI RageXL, S3 Trio64, and only AST2000 has this 
issue. I just don't understandard if it's the issue of AST2000 driver, then it 
should be failure also if run startx in text console mode.
Besides I had tried AST2000 on FC7, FC8 test1, Suse 10.3 and Ubuntu 7.10, they 
are all use xorg 7.2 and no such issue. 
Does anyone have any suggestion?

Y.C. Chen
Comment 7 Adam Jackson 2008-03-04 15:23:55 EST
That X log shows a successful startup.  Does running "X" on its own give you a
working display?
Comment 8 Y.C. Chen 2008-03-05 00:24:14 EST
What should I do for further check?

Y.C. Chen
Comment 9 Adam Jackson 2008-03-12 17:00:25 EDT
Well, whatever this is, it's not an X problem.  Since you say 'startx' works
too, I'm blaming gdm here.
Comment 10 Y.C. Chen 2008-04-04 03:53:13 EDT
Need us to provide more information? If anyone wants us to provide more 
information or do some test, then just please inform to us.


Y.C. Chen
Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 04:54:54 EST
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Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 02:40:36 EST
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