Bug 67803 - /etc/X11/X link points at the wrong X server
/etc/X11/X link points at the wrong X server
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-07-02 04:31 EDT by Manfred Hollstein
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-17 17:11:10 EDT
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Description Manfred Hollstein 2002-07-02 04:31:37 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/0

Description of problem:
This happened to a customer who was installing RHL 7.3 on his desktop
system with an old graphics card ELSA Winner S3 T2D

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RHL 7.3 on a system with an old graphics card
2.Do X configuration with graphical screen on bootup
3.Reboot system

Actual Results:  X won't come up. The reason is that the X configurator seems
to have detected that an XFree86-3.3.6 server is required for the old card,
but somehow failed to make the /etc/X11/X symlink point at the chosen
server; it still points at ../../usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 which is the
XFree86-4.2.0 server and which obviously doesn't support the card.

Expected Results:  /etc/X11/X should point at ../../usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_S3 in
this case.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Miloslav Trmac 2002-07-02 13:46:17 EDT
Second that. Additionally, when a wheel mouse has been selected during
installation, IMPS/2 is in the config file, but other needed settings
Buttons 5
ZAxisMapping 4 5
are not present.

Not that it matters too much as XF3 is going away, but it might yet bite someone.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-08-19 15:03:38 EDT
The last time I tested this code, it was doing the right thing for XFree 3 as
long as the Cards database was correct.  Since we don't use XFree 3 anymore,
it's not a problem in our current codebase

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