Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 47530
Install tracebacks and exits abnormally upon X server startup failure -- Toshiba Satellite Pro 480CDT
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:30 EDT
Description of Problem:
CD-ROM graphical install attempts fail with the below error. Text
Running anaconda - please wait...
Probing for video card: Chips & Technologies CT65555
Probing for monitor type: Unable to probe
Probing for mouse type: Generic - 3 Button Mouse (PS/2)
Waiting for X server to start...log located in /tmp/X.log
.. X server started successfully.
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 421, in ?
from splashscreen import splashScreenShow
File "/usr/bin/anaconda/splashscreen.py", line 20, in ?
from gtk import *
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 29, in ?
RuntimeError: cannot open display
install exited abnormally
How Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt a Fairfax beta1 graphical installation on a Satellite Pro 480CDT
Traceback and anaconda failure
boot into the graphical installation, or ditch to the text install
It worked in 7.1, so it has to be something recent that was changed. The
screen never blinks into the X server -- all I see is text, so the X server
startup just doesn't happen. Alt-F7 is inaccessible. Alt-F3 shows this error:
* ERROR - trying to run fbconProbe w/o knowing fb device!!
During a 7.1 install this error is not present. I am booting off of the
boot.img boot disk because this machine's CD-ROM is not bootable (despite
the setting in the BIOS).
lspci -vn shows this on the video card:
00:04.0 Class 0300: 102c:00e5 (rev c6)
and -vb identifies the card as a Chips and Technologies F65555 HiQVPro,
with the subsystem ID'd as a Toshiba America Info Systems Unknown. The
machine is available for testing as needed.
I have this one too, and would be willing to test a pre-release fix.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 45544 ***