Description of Problem:
When I run "Xconfigurator --kickstart" to automate the creation of the
XF86Config-4 file, it fails. Investigation reveals that it is failing to
probe the amount of memory available, and that looks to be due to a change
in the way XFree86 4.2 handles debug output.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Remove /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
2. run "Xconfigurator --kickstart"
No /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file is created
An /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file should be created
In examining the Xconfigurator source code, it looks like it is running
"Xfree86 --probeonly" and grepping stderr for the string "videoRAM: ". This
worked under XFree86 4.0, but under 4.2, the debug output goes to a logfile
instead of stderr. I was able to get Xconfigurator to work by replacing
all the lines that look like
Xconfigurator --probeonly ... 2> tmpfile
Xconfigurator --probeonly ... -logfile tmpfile 2> /dev/null
*** Bug 65487 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 70164 [details]
Here's a specific patch for 4.10.7-1 that makes it work for us.
When can an errata be expected? This is an issue with Cisco, as well.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 39745 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.