Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 49735
No GUI while trying to run Xserver (RedHat 7.2B2) from DL380 with the RIB Card installed
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:03 EDT
DL380, P17 (4/2/01)
Int. Smart Array Controller as the Boot Controller
CPQ Dual Channel Ultra SCSI (Slot 2)
CPQ Single Channel Ultra SCSI (Slot 3)
RIB 2.3 (Slot 4) (Compaq Remote Insight Board)
RedHat 7.2 Beta 2
No GUI while trying to run Xserver from DL380 with the RIB Card.
1. Install the OS from CD
2. Run Setup and Config the Xserver
3. Run startx <-- No GUI
4. Remove the RIB Card from the Server
5. Run startx <-- GUI works fine
Brent please try to reproduce.
We don't have a RIB board in our test lab. Can we make arrangements to get one?
Did text mode work?
bfox - where are you located? If you are in Raleigh/Durham then there should
be at least one RIB card there. You can probably talk to Pat Rago about where
it might be. If not, let me know where you are and I can see if I have an
I'm in the Durham office. Pat, do we have one of these cards available? I
talked to the QA team in the test lab and they said they didn't have one.
Yes, text mode works.
Does this board look like a PCI video card, and if so, what is it?
yes, it kind of looks like a PCI video card. It is a card that allows a user
to view into the system remotely. It has a video port, a network port, and
either a serial port or modem (depending on the model). This card has it's own
power and logs. You can actually watch the system reboot remotely, so you can
see it count the memory, the processors, spin up the scsi drives, etc...
Anyway, the video controller in it is an ATI (I think rage IIc). You can get
more specs on it at http://www.compaq.com/manage/remote-lightsout.html
I know that if you look at the support page, it doesn't list Linux. That is
why I am trying to get this fixed.
Ok, I have one of these cards now. I'll take a look at the problem tomorrow.
Ok, I'm working on this now. I've installed the board into a DL360. You're
saying that the GUI works during the installer but then you can't start X after
Also, did you do the install remotely? Right now, I just have the monitor
plugged up to the video out on the RIB board.
With Beta 3, starting X works after installation. Have you tried beta 3 and if
so, do you still see these problems?
This still happens with Beta 3. Try connecting the monitor into the video out
on the system, not the RIB. The installation is from CD.
When I connect the monitor to the onboard video (not the RIB card), I don't get
a video signal at all. Nothing...not even the ProLiant bios bootup screen.
The engineer has gone back and tested and now cannot reproduce this with beta
3. So, I am closing it.