Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 453693
Fedora Core 9: xorg savage driver freezes display with quad-screen
Last modified: 2018-04-11 13:55:07 EDT
Description of problem:
I recently updated FC8 to FC9 and in so doing the new Savage Driver version
2.2.0-2 freezes the display on initializing the video card (int10), a quad vga
Colorgraphic Predator LT 4 PCI. Thru trial and error I was to get a simple test
to work partially. That is 3 of the 4 screens will initialize and display the
test session (ie X -config /xorg.conf.new) by using the option "NoInt10" in each
This same hardware setup previously worked under FC6-8 and no longer works on
FC9. The base system is a Dell Precision 340 with 512Mb RAM and an Intel 4
2.66Ghz CPU. The system is configured to operate under quad displays with
Xinerama set to "true". Once the display freezes, a reboot (ctrl-alt-del) to
The display also freezes if attempting to create a basic xorg.conf with "X
If I set the config to use only one display the system works normally with using
the default setting for Int10. Does the driver no longer support multiple displays?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 9/xorg-x11-drv-savage-2.2.0-2.fc9
Start system in graphic mode
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start system
2. Allow to boot
The display freezes on startup in gui mode
Normal gui display
Created attachment 310785 [details]
Existing xorg configuration file. This configuration worked prior to upgrading
Created attachment 310786 [details]
Xorg log file.
The display freezes on a black text screen.
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 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,
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 310843 [details]
Error log without an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file present
A single video display vs a quad-display was successfully displayed.
(In reply to comment #5)
> A single video display vs a quad-display was successfully displayed.
Yes, I understand that, but I just wanted to eliminate problems in the
Reassigning to developers.
Understood... I was just a statement to clarify the results of the error log...
I've downgraded xorg to the FC8 version 1.3.0 and the savage driver works again
with the quad vga Colorgraphic Predator LT 4 PCI video adapter. Should a fix
become available I will upgrade xorg to FC9 version.
I used the method described here:
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