Bug 52832 - Man pages crashes Savage4 system running 7.2 RC1
Summary: Man pages crashes Savage4 system running 7.2 RC1
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-29 19:22 UTC by Wendy Hung
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:36 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-09-04 19:17:23 UTC

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Description Wendy Hung 2001-08-29 19:22:27 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT)

Description of problem:
This problem seems to involve an incompatibility between IBM video 
controllers(S3 Savage4 and S3 Savage4 Pro) and the video driver probed by 
Anaconda which uses hardware acceleration. When viewing the XF86Config-4 
that is created by Anaconda,  the following comment is included in the 
Savage Device section:

#No known options

By adding the following line:
option "no accel"
hardware acceleration is disabled and prevent the server from further 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install 7.2 RC1 on IBM xSeries x330 and for video configuration select 
S3 Savage4 (highlighted by default),  8MB Video Memory and 1024x768 

2.After installed, start up Gnome as either root or a normal user (both 

3. Click on Main Menu --> Programs ---> Help Systems.
Click on Man Pages in the Help Index section.
Click on either of the following Man Pages - File Formats.  Or any of the 
Man Page books- 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Actual Results:  The system will hard hang.  Manual reset and cold reboot 

Expected Results:  Man pages displayed.

Additional info:

Also seen on other xseries servers (x232, x300, x330, x342) with either S3 
Savage4 or S3 Savage4 Pro onboard video chipsets running RH 7.2 RC1 and an 
x200 running RH 7.1.

Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-08-29 19:38:08 UTC
This isn't caused by a bug in the man-pages - reassigning to XFree86.

Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2001-09-01 11:24:55 UTC
The savage driver has just been updated.  Please try the new
XFree86 release found at:

You'll want to get the XFree86-4.1.0-1.1 release.

Comment 3 Wendy Hung 2001-09-04 19:17:18 UTC
Fixed in XFree86-4.1.0-1.1

Comment 4 Wendy Hung 2001-09-04 19:28:39 UTC
Will XFree86-4.1.0-1.1 be in RH 7.2 gold?

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