Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59832
Graphical login screen crashes X
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:24 EDT
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Description of problem:
When switching to runlevel 5, the graphical login screen never appears. Instead
X continually crashes and re-starts.
This problem occurs regardless of the login manager used. I reproduced it with
both gdm and kdm.
I'll attach /var/log/messages and /var/log/XFree86.0.log with the messages
logged when switching to runlevel 5.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Switch to runlevel 5.
2. Watch X starting up and dying continuously.
Actual Results: X switches to graphical mode and then dies.
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Your X server log doesn't show any crash info, so it is not helpful
to know what the real problem might be. It's useful nonetheless for
various other info.
One thing I'm a bit confused by though, is that this is filed against
Red Hat Linux 7.3/Alpha, and we do not have an Alpha product for 7.3.
Did you mean to file it against 7.1 or 7.2? I believe the X version
used in your log is the 7.2/Alpha X release.
Is this problem still present in our released RHL 7.2/Alpha? If so,
can you try using runlevel 3 and startx and let me know if it fails
If it fails with startx, I'll need you to get me a backtrace with
ftp://people.redhat.com/mharris/gdb-xfree86 from a coredump, or from
starting the server with gdb directly in order to know where it is
Also, try disabling DRI by commenting out the: Load "dri" line
If that doesn't fix it, try disabling accel with: Option "noaccel" also.
Do any of the above options stop the crashing?
We no longer support Alpha officially.