Bug 67544 - Xconfigurator --kickstart fails outright
Xconfigurator --kickstart fails outright
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: Xconfigurator (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-06-27 00:25 EDT by Robert P. J. Day
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-26 03:33:37 EST
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Description Robert P. J. Day 2002-06-27 00:25:31 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.0) Gecko/20020607

Description of problem:
on my dell inspiron 8100, running "Xconfigurator --kickstart" fails

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.run "Xconfigurator --kickstart"

Actual Results:  error messages:

       Server doesn't exist, can't continue.
tried to use ../../usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_VGA16

Expected Results:  should have generated an XF86Config file

Additional info:

  i've tried to add various Xconfigurator options, such as 
--server, --driver, --preferxf4 and so on, but i still get the
same error every single time.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-07 06:56:56 EST
What video card is this?  Please attach details.
Comment 2 Scott Edlund 2002-11-07 17:13:13 EST
Same problem here with my workstations (oh about 250 or so) with Matrox G400 &
G450.  I've added this to my post-kickstart scripts to un-break it.

/usr/X11R6/bin/Xconfigurator --kickstart
mv /tmp/xf86config-* /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
perl -pi -e "
	s/Depth 8/Depth 24/;
        s/640x480/1280x1024/" /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2003-01-26 03:33:37 EST
Closing bug due to lack of information from original report and no followup.
At this point, Xconfigurator is basically obsolete and only will receive
security updates if required.  Red Hat Linux 8.0 contains a completely
rewritten XFree86 config tool infrastructure, and users are recommended
to upgrade to the latest release if having problems with older versions
while using Xconfigurator.

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