Bug 506265 - X crashes at start in an old iMac (Ati Rage 128 RL/VR card) for F11
X crashes at start in an old iMac (Ati Rage 128 RL/VR card) for F11
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-r128 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
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Reported: 2009-06-16 09:50 EDT by José Matos
Modified: 2018-04-11 05:24 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-12-05 01:50:56 EST
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output of lspci -v -nn (2.48 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-16 09:51 EDT, José Matos
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xorg.conf generated by "Xorg -configure" (2.74 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-16 09:52 EDT, José Matos
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log file (/var/log/Xorg.0.log) (9.98 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-16 09:53 EDT, José Matos
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Xorg.0.log for F-12 (12.61 KB, text/x-log)
2009-11-08 14:01 EST, José Matos
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Description José Matos 2009-06-16 09:50:01 EDT
While installing F11 in an old iMac X crashes. I have the latest packages installed.

I will attach to this bug:
 * the output of lspci -v -nn
 * the xorg.conf file generated by Xorg -configure
 * the corresponding log file of the crash /var/log/Xorg.0.log

FWIW the last OS running on this machine was FC-4 where X worked.
Comment 1 José Matos 2009-06-16 09:51:38 EDT
Created attachment 348113 [details]
output of lspci -v -nn
Comment 2 José Matos 2009-06-16 09:52:34 EDT
Created attachment 348114 [details]
xorg.conf generated by "Xorg -configure"
Comment 3 José Matos 2009-06-16 09:53:33 EDT
Created attachment 348115 [details]
log file (/var/log/Xorg.0.log)
Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2009-06-23 17:45:26 EDT
0: /usr/bin/X(xorg_backtrace+0x50) [0x10100e60]
1: /usr/bin/X(xf86SigHandler+0xd8) [0x10085a58]
2: [0x100364]
3: [0x10218168]
4: /usr/bin/X(xf86DeleteScreen+0x8c) [0x10095cac]
5: /usr/bin/X(InitOutput+0x628) [0x1006a268]
6: /usr/bin/X(main+0x224) [0x10021ac4]
7: /lib/libc.so.6 [0xf7f33fc]
8: /lib/libc.so.6 [0xf7f35a0]

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11.  Server aborting
Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2009-11-05 13:32:18 EST
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates in various components of the Xorg system, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their packages. For packages from updates-testing repository you can use command

yum upgrade --enablerepo='*-updates-testing'

Alternatively, you can also try to test whether this bug is reproducible with the upcoming Fedora 12 distribution by downloading LiveMedia of F12 Beta available at http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ . By using that you get all the latest packages without need to install anything on your computer. For more information on using LiveMedia take a look at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD .

Please, if you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, let us now in the comment for this bug, or whether the upgraded system works for you.

If you won't be able to reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

[This is a bulk message for all open Fedora Rawhide Xorg-related bugs. I'm adding myself to the CC list for each bug, so I'll see any comments you make after this and do my best to make sure every issue gets proper attention.]
Comment 6 José Matos 2009-11-08 14:01:51 EST
Created attachment 368059 [details]
Xorg.0.log for F-12

I have updated the machine to F12 (more exactly to the latest rawhide). The machine still fails and this is the resulting Xorg.log file.

0: Xorg (xorg_backtrace+0x58) [0x100b10f8]
1: Xorg (0x10000000+0x687c0) [0x100687c0]
2: (vdso) (__kernel_sigtramp_rt32+0x0) [0x100370]
3: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libint10.so (xf86ExtendedInitInt10+0x380) [0xeb5cce0]
4: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libvbe.so (VBEExtendedInit+0x320) [0xeba8760]
5: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libvbe.so (VBEInit+0x28) [0xeba8908]
6: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/r128_drv.so (0xede8000+0x10498) [0xedf8498]
7: Xorg (DoConfigure+0xe1c) [0x1014201c]
8: Xorg (InitOutput+0x1ec) [0x1007981c]
9: Xorg (0x10000000+0x18dec) [0x10018dec]
10: /lib/libc.so.6 (0xf790000+0x1e0dc) [0xf7ae0dc]
11: /lib/libc.so.6 (0xf790000+0x1e280) [0xf7ae280]
Bus error at address 0x48172000
Comment 7 José Matos 2009-11-08 14:04:43 EST
Just to add further information:
The configuration file generated by "Xorg -configure" was the same as before.

The Xorg.log file was from running "Xorg -configure".
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2010-11-04 07:05:58 EDT
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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2010-12-05 01:50:56 EST
Fedora 12 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-12-02. Fedora 12 is 
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