Bug 491488 - Live CD: xorg-x11-drv-savage won't start without EDID
Live CD: xorg-x11-drv-savage won't start without EDID
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-savage (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-03-21 16:56 EDT by D. Hugh Redelmeier
Modified: 2009-05-08 11:17 EDT (History)
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Xorg.0.log of X that failed to start. (21.16 KB, text/plain)
2009-03-21 16:56 EDT, D. Hugh Redelmeier
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Description D. Hugh Redelmeier 2009-03-21 16:56:32 EDT
Created attachment 336175 [details]
Xorg.0.log of X that failed to start.

Description of problem:

The Live CD of Fedora 10 on eMachines T2625 goes off into the weeds because the Savage driver doesn't default or ask for resolution when EDID does not provide it.

My computer is on a KVM which does not pass EDID information.  Previous versions of Fedora did work (although I no longer remember which ones).

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

Hard to tell what the released version is on the Live CD but it must be the same as on the installation DVD, which is xorg-x11-drv-savage-2.2.0-2.fc9.

Note: I kid you not, there is an "fc9" in the package file name (and the package name) for the savage driver on my Fedora 10 installation DVD.

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot Fedora 10 live CD on eMachines T2625 with a display that does not support EDID
Actual results:
X fails to start

Expected results:
X starts

Additional info:
Ubuntu Intrepid has this same problem.  Maybe their solution works too:

By using ctrl-alt-Fn, I was able to find a shell and do some investigation.

/var/log/Xorg.0.log shows: (EE) SAVAGE(0): No valid modes found
This seems to be the failure.

There seems to also be an MTRR problem but I don't think that that is relevant.
Comment 1 Adam Jackson 2009-05-08 11:17:10 EDT
Should be fixed in xorg-x11-drv-savage 2.2.1-1.fc11, building in koji now.  Please test and reopen if this is still a problem for you.

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