Bug 78858 - redhat-config-xfree86 doesn't start when existing config is wrong
redhat-config-xfree86 doesn't start when existing config is wrong
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-xfree86 (Show other bugs)
8.0
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2002-12-02 04:37 EST by Lene Jensen
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-06 00:28:46 EST
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Description Lene Jensen 2002-12-02 04:37:06 EST
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Description of problem:
After a kickstart which had "start X on boot" but no configuration for the
graphical component, the computers try to start X and then fails. After logging
in, I tried to run redhat-config-xfree86, and it refused to start, giving an
error about not finding the correct module. After copying a known good
XF86Config, I could start redhat-config-xfree86.

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.kickstart machine with startxonboot, but do not configure the graphics
2.boot (and fail to get into runlevel 5)
3.log in and run redhat-config-xfree86
	

Actual Results:  Program refused to start, and gave error message (which I
forgot to write down); something about device not loaded

Expected Results:  the config tool should have started

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Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2002-12-02 05:09:54 EST
It tries to first use the existing config file, but then tries to do a new one
from scratch. I have to have more information to figure out why it failed in
your case. Could you retry and save the full output and the X logs?
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2002-12-20 04:22:43 EST
Any more info here?  We're kind of stuck without more data about the error
message that you saw when redhat-config-xfree86 failed to start.
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2003-01-06 00:28:46 EST
Closing due to lack of information.

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