Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59490
SIGILL during Xserver startup
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:07 EDT
Description of problem:
On PC164 with Elsa Permedia2, the X server crashes during startup.
Logs to be attached.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Twice I've seen /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libramdac.a get corrupted
in the process. This aspect I don't understand, since strace shows
that the file was indeed opened O_RDONLY. Perhaps it's related to
the kernel version -- not all bugfixes for PC164 were included before
2.4.15, so I cannot run a stock 2.4.9-21 kernel. Presently running
Created attachment 45017 [details]
Xserver startup log
Created attachment 45018 [details]
Reassigning to alpha development group.
no, really this time. promise.
This case was filed against 7.1, is this correct? Does this happen on 7.1 or
It's really 7.1 with all updates installed.
>(II) GLINT(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (bad mode
>Fatal server error:
>Caught signal 4. Server aborting
SIGILL is generally a case of bad memory, overheating or some other
hardware issue. Does this problem persist still?
If so, have you also tried RHL 7.2/Alpha?
Can you test the memory in this machine for failure?
SIGILL on Alpha is generally a case of compiling code for a newer ISA
and running it on a machine that only supports an older ISA.
RHL 7.2/Alpha isn't. There are no generally available ISOs, there is
no published security errata. Despite the fact that we gave a cd to
Compaq, IMO it isn't a real release.
All that said, the problems went away with XFree86-4.1.0-25.
Ok, cool, closing CURRENTRELEASE.