Bug 440389 - Unable to start Xorg
Unable to start Xorg
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nv (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Airlie
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Reported: 2008-04-03 06:01 EDT by John Young
Modified: 2009-07-14 13:28 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 13:28:18 EDT
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last log file when trying to startX (39.98 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-03 06:01 EDT, John Young
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Description John Young 2008-04-03 06:01:58 EDT
Description of problem:
Following the update to xorg-x11-server I am unable
to startX

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


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Comment 1 John Young 2008-04-03 06:01:58 EDT
Created attachment 300204 [details]
last log file when trying to startX
Comment 2 Adrian "Adi1981" P. 2008-04-03 09:36:33 EDT
Look @ BZ #440263
Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2008-04-03 11:21:28 EDT
This doesn't look like bug 440263, but I am quite sure there is a dupe, but I
cannot find it now.
Comment 4 John Young 2008-04-03 12:07:15 EDT
I agree BZ 440263 appears to be an exact duplicate of my issue.  It is the same
version of xorg-x11-server and the procedure described for reproduction is
precisely the same - my problem arose initially when trying to boot to graphical

Comment 5 John Young 2008-04-03 13:16:27 EDT
Final comment - the same first aid - reverting to a previous version of Xorg and
Mesa corrects the issue (for the time being)

Comment 6 John Reiser 2008-04-06 22:20:30 EDT
Looks to be the same thing that prevents graphical install from working when
attempted from DVD made by pungi compose of rawhide of 2008-04-05 (Saturday
April 5).  Both i686 and x86_64 fail "Can't open display :1" and fall back to
text mode, right at the beginning of anaconda.

The x86 traceback in X.log is
0: /usr/bin/Xorg(xf86SigHandler+0x79) [0x80bc2e9]
1: [0x130400]
2: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so(__glXScreenInit+0xb1) [0x66fb31]
3: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so [0x66f1d9]
4: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so [0x6695da]
5: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so(GlxExtensionInit+0x162) [0x66e932]
6: /usr/bin/Xorg(InitExtensions+0x8a) [0x80e544a]
7: /usr/bin/Xorg(main+0x2ad) [0x806b1bd]
8: /lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe6) [0x4145d6]
9: /usr/bin/Xorg(FontFileCompleteXLFD+0x221) [0x806a771]

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11.  Server aborting

The x86_64 traceback in X.log is
0: /usr/bin/Xorg(xf86SigHandler+0x65) [0x479d75]
1: /lib64/libc.so.6 [0x1d9ff80]
2: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so(__glXScreenInit+0xc8)
3: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so [0x7f99af22da92]
4: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so(GlxExtensionInit+0x132)
5: /usr/bin/Xorg(InitExtensions+0x8a) [0x4a1b8a]
6: /usr/bin/Xorg(main+0x2b0) [0x42c6b0]
7: /lib64/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xfa) [0x1d8b40a]
8: /usr/bin/Xorg(FontFileCompleteXLFD+0x281) [0x42bc39]

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11.  Server aborting

The rpms are:

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 04:37:04 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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