Bug 77280 - Xserver locks up when booting computer
Summary: Xserver locks up when booting computer
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
Blocks: 82776
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-04 17:22 UTC by Christopher Howard
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-04-20 02:43:24 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
/var/log/XFree.86.0.log (31.31 KB, text/plain)
2002-11-05 23:14 UTC, Christopher Howard
no flags Details
/var/log/messages (154.83 KB, text/plain)
2002-11-05 23:15 UTC, Christopher Howard
no flags Details
output from command lspci -vn (2.35 KB, text/plain)
2002-11-05 23:19 UTC, Christopher Howard
no flags Details
output from command uname -a (93 bytes, text/plain)
2002-11-05 23:21 UTC, Christopher Howard
no flags Details

Description Christopher Howard 2002-11-04 17:22:55 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)

Description of problem:
The Xserver is set to start on boot.  When the Xserver starts, the computer 
locks up and the screen is just a big jumble of colors.  I am using a ATI 
Radeon 7200 PCI version.  But, when I install it only probes the Intel 810 
chipset which is disabled in my BIOS, so I go through the list and choose my 
Radeon.  I've installed it over and over again and it repeatedly does the same.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn on computer
2. The last line on the screen is "Running firstboot:"
3. Freeze up, and jumble of colors.

Actual Results:  Lock up, not even the caps lock light on the keyboard will 
come when the button is pressed.

Expected Results:  The computer should start up and show me a login screen.

Additional info:

I did try the interactive start up once and hit NO for everything, and it said 
that the Xserver failed to load.  And said that there was a fatal error loading 
font "fixed".

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-05 10:56:42 UTC
Please attach your X server log file /var/log/XFree86.0.log, and your
X config file, as well as your /var/log/messages from after a crash.

Also attach the output of the following commands:

lspci -vn
uname -a

Comment 2 Christopher Howard 2002-11-05 23:14:27 UTC
Created attachment 83784 [details]

Comment 3 Christopher Howard 2002-11-05 23:15:46 UTC
Created attachment 83785 [details]

Comment 4 Christopher Howard 2002-11-05 23:19:29 UTC
Created attachment 83786 [details]
output from command lspci -vn

Comment 5 Christopher Howard 2002-11-05 23:21:24 UTC
Created attachment 83787 [details]
output from command uname -a

Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2002-12-19 11:09:59 UTC
The log file you attached contains garbage.  Please attach a new one.

Note that if you disable onboard video and have a problem, or if your machine
does not allow you to disable onboard video, then it is a broken hardware
issue.  It may be able to be worked around somehow at somepoint in software
but it would not be considered a bug, but rather a "fix my broken hardware
with a software workaround" enhancement request.

Anyway, please attach the file so we can investigate.

Comment 7 Mike A. Harris 2003-01-26 09:35:30 UTC
Please respond if this issue is still present, and you are still interested
in the issue being tracked and resolved.

Comment 8 Mike A. Harris 2004-04-20 02:43:24 UTC
Closing bug due to insufficient information, and over a year of
inactivity.  If this problem still persists in Fedora Core 2 test2
or later, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, feel free to file a new
bug report and attach all of the information requested above in
individual uncompressed file attachments, and confirm they're
not corrupted upon upload.

Closing as 'NOTABUG'.

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