Bug 454637 - s-c-d can't start X server
s-c-d can't start X server
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-display (Show other bugs)
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x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-07-09 10:41 EDT by Tethys
Modified: 2009-07-14 13:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 13:45:19 EDT
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Output of running xinit with no xorg.conf file present (1.23 KB, text/plain)
2008-09-29 06:51 EDT, Tethys
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Log file from running xinit with no xorg.conf present (9.78 KB, text/plain)
2008-09-29 06:51 EDT, Tethys
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Output from s-c-d with no xorg.conf present (425 bytes, text/plain)
2008-09-29 06:54 EDT, Tethys
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Log file from running s-c-d with no xorg.conf present (820 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2008-09-29 06:55 EDT, Tethys
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Working handcrafted xorg.conf (3.13 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-09-29 06:58 EDT, Tethys
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Description Tethys 2008-07-09 10:41:08 EDT
Description of problem:
system-config-display can't start the X server

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
system-config-display-1.0.51-9.fc9.noarch

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run system-config-display
2.
3.
  
Actual results:
mrburns:~# system-config-display
Couldn't start X server on card 0
Couldn't start X server on card 1
Couldn't start X server with old config, trying with a fresh configuration
Couldn't start X server on card 0
Couldn't start X server on card 1
Error, failed to start X server.


Expected results:
Valid X config generated

Additional info:
With a fresh F9 install, X wouldn't start. Running s-c-d manually gave
this error. I can manually generate an X config that works. Given that
anaconda can do it in the install, why can't s-c-d? Even if it's just
dropping back to a vesa driver, it should at least be able to get to
the point of displaying *something*.

mrburns:~# lspci
00:00.0 Memory controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 Memory Controller (rev a3)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 ISA Bridge (rev a3)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation CK804 SMBus (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 AC'97 Audio
Controller (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 IDE (rev f2)
00:07.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev f3)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev f3)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron]
HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM
Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron]
Miscellaneous Control
00:19.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron]
HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:19.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:19.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM
Controller
00:19.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron]
Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000
Controller (PHY/Link)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc R480 [Radeon X800 GTO
(PCIE)]
02:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc R480 [Radeon X800 GTO (PCIE)]
(Secondary)
08:0a.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X Bridge (rev 12)
08:0a.1 PIC: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X IOAPIC (rev 01)
08:0b.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X Bridge (rev 12)
08:0b.1 PIC: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X IOAPIC (rev 01)
80:00.0 Memory controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 Memory Controller (rev a3)
80:01.0 Memory controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 Memory Controller (rev a3)
80:0a.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
80:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
81:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV505 CE [Radeon X1550
64-bit]
81:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 717f
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-07-15 19:30:24 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Tethys 2008-07-21 06:50:32 EDT
Bizarrely, uninstalling and reinstalling s-c-d seems to have fixed this
problem, even though it's still on version 1.0.51-9.fc9. It still doesn't
work properly, but I'll log those faults as separate bugs.
Comment 3 Tethys 2008-09-29 06:47:48 EDT
Looks like I spoke too soon. I don't know what was causing it to work
before, but it's now no longer working again.
Comment 4 Tethys 2008-09-29 06:51:04 EDT
Created attachment 317949 [details]
Output of running xinit with no xorg.conf file present
Comment 5 Tethys 2008-09-29 06:51:38 EDT
Created attachment 317950 [details]
Log file from running xinit with no xorg.conf present
Comment 6 Tethys 2008-09-29 06:54:53 EDT
Created attachment 317951 [details]
Output from s-c-d with no xorg.conf present
Comment 7 Tethys 2008-09-29 06:55:42 EDT
Created attachment 317952 [details]
Log file from running s-c-d with no xorg.conf present
Comment 8 Tethys 2008-09-29 06:58:10 EDT
Created attachment 317953 [details]
Working handcrafted xorg.conf

This is an xorg.conf that I made by hand for the system in question.
It works, albeit on only two of my three screens.
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