Bug 5425 - Xconfigurator Segfaults after 1st screen with 3dfx /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/Cards file
Xconfigurator Segfaults after 1st screen with 3dfx /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/Cards file
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: Xconfigurator (Show other bugs)
6.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-09-28 17:17 EDT by loren
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-09 02:27:42 EST
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Description loren 1999-09-28 17:17:06 EDT
After installing Daryll Strauss' Banshee/Voodoo3 Xserver and
related RPMs I was unable to get Xconfigurator to get past
the first screen without crashing.


I downloaded the SRPM, diagnosed the problem:

	* This problem occurs whenever the /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/Cards
file contains information on a supported card that either is
missing a SERVER entry or a CHIPSET entry, but does not end
in an unrecognized entry.
	* The file parser has code to check for this, but does not
encounter this code unless the info for a particular card
contains an illegal line (which is subsequently ignored.

I have fixed the problem, as well as some error printing
related problems, and have made a source patch.

------- Additional Comments From   09/29/99 04:22 -------
I decided it may be easier to read if I sent the patch as an
un-compressed ASCII file... so here goes...

-Loren
Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2000-02-09 02:27:59 EST
Will include patch in future version

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