Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 591276
firstboot aborts trying to open display in text console.
Last modified: 2013-07-04 08:50:05 EDT
Description of problem:
firstboot seems to require a graphics display: on text consoles,
it aborts with the backtrace show below. This is on x86_64 (dl380
and dl785) but it's probably hardware-independent.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL6.0snap2 and specify "text console=XXX"
2. Watch the first boot.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/sbin/firstboot", line 24, in <module>
from meh.ui.gui import GraphicalIntf
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/meh/ui/gui.py", line 21, in <module>
File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py", line 64, in <module>
File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py", line 52, in _init
RuntimeError: could not open display
Welcome to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
Press 'I' to enter interactive startup.
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*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 585077 ***