Bug 52191 - kdm does not work with XFree86/fbdev server
kdm does not work with XFree86/fbdev server
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
7.3
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2001-08-21 12:03 EDT by Gerald Teschl
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-10 06:34:24 EDT
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XFree config file (2.52 KB, text/plain)
2001-09-10 06:31 EDT, Gerald Teschl
no flags Details
X server log (4.77 KB, text/plain)
2001-09-10 06:32 EDT, Gerald Teschl
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Description Gerald Teschl 2001-08-21 12:03:14 EDT
kdebase-2.2-4

If I use the XFree86 server with the fbdev driver, kdm will not start
up correctly. gdm works fine and so does kde.

In the logs I get:
Aug 21 17:55:27 soliton modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-
81
Aug 21 17:55:29 soliton modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-
81
Aug 21 17:55:32 soliton kdm[1043]: Server for display :0 terminated 
unexpectedly
Aug 21 17:55:33 soliton modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-
81
Aug 21 17:55:34 soliton modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-
81
Aug 21 17:55:37 soliton kdm[1043]: Server for display :0 terminated 
unexpectedly
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Comment 1 Glen Foster 2001-08-21 16:32:34 EDT
This defect is considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax.
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-08-22 04:37:50 EDT
Must be a problem with the fbdev server - kdm works just fine on everything 
else. Reassigning.
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-09-06 10:09:55 EDT
What video card is this?

Please attach XFree86 logs, and config files to bug report.
Comment 4 Gerald Teschl 2001-09-10 06:31:50 EDT
Created attachment 31456 [details]
XFree config file
Comment 5 Gerald Teschl 2001-09-10 06:32:46 EDT
Created attachment 31457 [details]
X server log
Comment 6 Gerald Teschl 2001-09-10 06:34:20 EDT
This is an SMI Lynx card (see beta hw #12) for further info.
Comment 7 Mike A. Harris 2001-11-01 07:45:03 EST
We do not support using silicon motion on framebuffer.  Please configure
the card using Xconfigurator --preferxf3 or Xconfigurator --preferxf4
to force using a 3.3.6 or 4.1.0 X server respectively.  Report this bug
upstream to XFree86 directly at xfree86@xfree86.org, and the Silicon Motion
maintainer can look into the matter.

Thanks.

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