Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54410
No X windows on start
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:31 EDT
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Description of problem:
Upgrading from 7.1 to Roswell. Do complete new install. Configure
intitially for Dell 1280L monitor and Matrox Millenium 4M video card.
Accept default screen resolution. On completion of system load, XFree
attempts to start, and attempts, and attempts .....etc forever. Start
system in text mode...go to Xconfigurator, configure for 1024x768 16 bit
mode. Test, everything cool and groovy. Create config file. Restart, no
graphics mode. System worked fine with both 1024x768 and 1280x1024 in
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: No KDE desktop, no GNOME desktop. Text mode only
Expected Results: Should have graphic interface (KDE in this case)
I hope this is in the right place - I've never done this before!
I have exactly the same problem with sis630 integrated video - have done a
fresh install of roswell 3 times, always with the same result.
The error given out by the X server is
Fatal Server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on Xserver ":0.0" after 0
requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
This machine was running Xfree 4.1 before the upgrade so it *will* work.
Newsflash! X is linked to XF86_SVGA when it installs ...
Hey, I relinked it to XFree86 and it now works fine!!
Hope this helps
At the risk of sounding really stupid (according to my wife not unusual), if
relinking it to XFree86 will work, how do I do it (I'm a MS person exploring
I presume both of you are using the 3.3.6 server. This problem has
been fixed in XFree86 4.1.0-3. Please upgrade.
Already running XFree 4.1...the problem is in the Roswell Beta. I managed to
make the system work by removing the Matrox video card, substuting a cheapie
video card, restarting, running Kudzu, shutting down, replacing the Matrox and
setting the video resolution on restart....a long way to get to X...