Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77699
Adapters found to be in VGA mode on server entry are not supported by the MMIO-only version of this driver.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:52 EST
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Description of problem:
"startx" fails to start X.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in as root
2. type "startx"
Actual Results: (EE) ATI(0): Adapters found to be in VGA mode on server entry
are not supported by the MMIO-only version of this driver.
Expected Results: X should have been started.
Will provide full output from X as an attachment.
Created attachment 84604 [details]
Log from X refusing to start
What the X server is telling me *clearly* is that the driver does in fact
support the current adapter but that it is in some sort of state ("VGA mode")
that the driver can not handle. The conclusion is of course that I have to
somehow put the adapter into a supported state (what?) before starting X.
Especially since the installer managed to do graphics, and claims to have
successfully configured X, this is the quite obvious meaning of the message.
If this is not the intent of this (undocumented AFAICT, or can you point me to
where I can read about it?) message, it should either be rephrased to say what
it means, documented, or preferrably both.
Other than that, I appreciate your effort to add support for the adapter.
I still fail to see how it can be possible for the installer to run in graphics
mode if the graphics card is unsupported.
Closing as NOTABUG since the reason this happens is intention due to
some ia64 whackiness, and is from patches applied specifically by the
request of Hewlett Packard, and supplied by them.