Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65931
installer locks machine up when X11 does not launch
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:54 EDT
Description of Problem:
when installing in grafical mode and the X11 starup fails for some reason,
then the machines blocks.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RedHat Linux 7.3 i386
in all mentioned cases
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RH73
2. specify a non present adapter or use an adapter that is not yet supported
3. let installer run
Machine blocks and freezes after X11 did terminate.
The installer should offer textmode install when he detects that X11 startup did fail.
This behaviour was found with an ATI FireGL 8800 grafics board.
It was recognized as a Radeon family board, but the default drivers did not run with it.
So far that i know, there are Linux drivers for that board availabel from the vendor of
Are you referring to the graphical installer failing to start the X server and
then start the installation program, or are you referring to getting X
configured after the installation is complete?
Its the installer itself.
I selected "<enter>" = "grafical install" first.
After launching that installer did fail,
i had too warm boot the wohle machine.
it takes some unneccessary 3 minutes
trough the BISO plus 1 extra minute for Linux
to restart to nearly the same point.
thats why i consider a lokup beeing bad.
In the second attempt with "text<enter>"
the installation worked that way.
This bug has been inappropriately marked MODIFIED. Please review the bug life
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Changing bug status to ASSIGNED.
Our current release or beta should better support this video card, but until
then 'linux text' is the workaround I'd recommend.