Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443544
X crash on Silicon Motion, Inc. SM712 LynxEM+
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:37:27 EDT
Description of problem:
No X starts on Silicon Motion, Inc. SM712 LynxEM+
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot single user
fail to start X
sucess to start X
Created attachment 303258 [details]
Created attachment 303259 [details]
Created attachment 303260 [details]
Xorg.0.log without xorg.conf
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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This also fails to work with the "Silicon Motion, Inc. SM720 Lynx3DM" as found
on an Acer TravelMate C100. I had been using Ubuntu 8.04 where X worked just
fine. Even using the xorg.conf file from the successful Ubuntu X configuration,
it still enters into the endless loop, trying divers modes and sync rates.
Is there anything else I can provide to help?
Can we get any acknowledgment of the issue here? I ended up switching to Ubuntu after since I felt pretty lost.
It's now been reported upstream and working patches are available and being further developed.
People with Silicon Motion cards that suffer this fate from X's switch to libpciaccess DO NOT HAVE X and thus NO DESKTOP and effectively NO FEDORA (save as a server :D).
Even if you do not want to set the priority to anything greater than low (because users with such old cards should just buy new computers), could you at least set the severity to something greater than low? :D
I updated severity, but couldn't modify priority ;-).
I understand that the maintainer(A.J) can only track upstream's changes
because he doesn't have such hardware.
I'm waiting version 1.6.1(or 1.7.0?) is released.
The Freedesktop bug http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18816 has been resolved with the changes committed to master and 1.7.0 of the driver has been branched containing the fixes.
These fixes are necessary for people with our video card to use X At All so it would be nice if the driver could somehow make it out for F10 Updates, in case any owner is still periodically yum updating in hopes of seeing X boot again :|
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