Bug 54563 - X screen garbage using XConfigurator and Gnome
X screen garbage using XConfigurator and Gnome
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-10-12 10:14 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-12 10:14:32 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-10-12 10:14:27 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I try to run Xconfigurator and test my settings the screen messes up 
and becomes quite useless in Textmode.

I'm using S3 ViRGE /GX w. 2mb which is an on-board version on a Tulip 
Vision Line dt/233.

I saw a simlilar problem reported using 7.0 (which I had installed 
previously) and tried downgrading XFree86 and modifying my XFreeConfig 
file as specified in a Gotcha. This didn't work for me.

Now I've upgraded to RedHat 7.1, which has solved part of the problem. 
When installing 7.0 the installer messed up the screen too. This is *not* 
the case when I installed 7.1. But Gnome and Xconfigurator still doesn't 
work - allthough it's working better than before.

Now, I suspect that my configuration is wrong somehow since the installer 
works without a glitch. But I havn't got the faintest idea were to look.

I'm installing linux for the first time and I am a complete newbie, som I 
appologize if this is something I should be able to do. I'm not sure how I 
determine which packages etc. that was upgraded etc.

Please help!

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot up.
2.startx OR
3.Xconfigurator and test.

Actual Results:  The screen is all garbage and when i return to textmode 
this is garbage too.

Expected Results:  The displayed without garbage.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2001-10-16 06:39:11 EDT
After a complete reinstall of 7.1 instead of an upgrade from 7.0->7.1 and using 
the *old* driverset instead of the proposed new version, the X and gnome works. 

I still think something is wrong with the new drivers in the newer version of 
the server, but this seems to work for me.

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