Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 7807
XFCom_Rage128 server does not start on 6.1, but works fine in 6.0
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:53 EDT
Redhat 6.0 was able to install the Suse XFCom_Rage128, without a problem
and worked great for my ATI Expert 128 card (16mb). But under 6.1, when I
follow the install instructions (as listed below), XF86Setup cannot get
the server started. After displaying the "starting server" screen, some
errors go to STDERR and STDOUT saying:
Cannot Connect::Errno 11 (Server Unavailable)
It does this over and over until you SIGINT the XF86Setup. I have tried
the XFCom_Rage128 server with Mandrake 6.1, and it works fine (since
mdk6.1 is based off rh6.0). Maybe something has changed in 6.1 that it
can't handle the XFCom server.
Thank you for paying attention to this matter.
Here is a copy of the installations (from the listed SUSE URL):
On a SuSE Linux system it is straight forward to install these
servers. All you need to do is
rpm -e xsvga
rpm -U [xfcom-packet].rpm
ln -s /usr/X11R6/bin/[xfcom-server] /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_SVGA
which means in case of the XFCom_Rage128 server
rpm -e xsvga
rpm -U xrage.rpm
ln -s /usr/X11R6/bin/XFCom_Rage128 /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_SVGA
Now start SaX and select GENERIC SERVER SELECTION model SVGA. This is
all that is needed to get the server installed and configured.
If you cannot use SaX to configure this server, we recommend that you
use the current XF86Setup program as provided by SuSE. This has been
extended to handle XFCom servers as well.
If you are using an olde, glibc-2.0 based Linux system other than
SuSE, you may run into a slight incompatibility that causes the
program to fail with the error message undefined symbol:
This problem can be solved by installing the regframe package. Now
edit (as root) the file /etc/ld.so.preload (or create it in case it
does not exist). The first line contains a (space separated) list of
libraries to pre-load before program execution. Add
/lib/libregframe.so to that list (or write /lib/libregframe.so in the
first line in case you are creating this file).
Rage 128 support is included in XFree86 3.3.6, which will be available with the
next release of Red Hat Linux.