Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63037
X fails after install
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:47 EDT
Description of Problem:
X fails to start after install on a Dell OptiPlex Gn+ with with a "S3 Trio
64V2/DX or /GX" graphics card.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RedHat skipjack2
"INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes"
A nice *dm login screen
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Logfile from XFree86
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Kickstart file created by anaconda with the autodetected hardware
Could you please attach the XF86Config-4 file as well?
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The XF86Config file generated by anaconda
This appears to be a X driver bug.
XFree86 4.2.0 does not support this card yet. The Cards entry specified
the XFree86 4 "s3" driver, however it also lists "UNSUPPORTED" which should
force this to use the 3.3.6 server by default.
So, there are two possibilities I can think of:
1) XFree86 4.x was forced during install, in which case this is not a bug,
because it is unsupported.
2) If anaconda did indeed configure this card to default to 4.x, then
it is a bug in anaconda or Xconfigurator dependign on which was used
I don't remember that i used force to install XFree86 4.x. I can reinstall the
machine next week if it is needed.
The current releases of Xconfigurator, anaconda, hwdata should default
this card to using XFree86 3.3.6. Jeremy Katz tested and confirmed this.