Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80872
Can not install phoebe due to X fatal erros
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:26 EDT
Description of problem:
When trying to install phoebe, the installation halts due to XIO fatal IO error
104. X first error before the fatal one was X failed trying to start VESA
driver X server, then it got X started successfully and generated the XIO fatal
IO error 104.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
phoebe beta 1
when trying to install
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Intall disk 1
install exited abnormally
What sort of graphics card? What are the exact messages?
Reassigning to XFree86 component (XFree86-Servers is 3.3.6 from RHL 7.x).
This is a dell c800 laptop with a ati m4 graphics card with 32mb memory. screen
is a sharp uxga 1600x1200 resolution. Problems with X on this laptop were with
rh 8.0 and prior but never had an install problem, only configuration of X once
the system was loaded. You have the exact messages-- that is what i put in the
All XFree86 related bug reports need to be accompanied by individual
file attachments of the XFree86 log and config file, wether they seem
relevant to the issue at hand or not (they are _always_ useful). You
can attach them using the link below.
You may need to do a text mode install first, and then run
Maybe you did not understand me. The install aborted before the disk was even
written to. Now, where do you suggest I get the logs from?
What happens if you boot the installer with 'resolution=1600x1200'?
Will do. Thanks.
Created attachment 89143 [details]
here is the config file after I edited it to make it work--same change as in rh8.0
Created attachment 89144 [details]
here is one log
Created attachment 89145 [details]
here is a setup log
Should I upgrade to the rawhide XFree86 to work with it Mike?
Oh yea, When I do a ctrl-alt-F1 to go to console I get the white screen of death
sometimes--just like with rh8.0.
You mention above "here is the config file after I edited it to make it
work--same change as in rh8.0", but that isn't useful to me. Seeing the
config file that "works" doesn't show the problem.
What is needed, is to see the config file that is generated by our tools
that does not work, and compare it with the one that does work. Also
comparing the log file generated from starting the X server with both
Please attach all of that information.
Created attachment 89462 [details]
XFree86 config file with the problem
Also, when running this file messages kept coming up on the console screen that
ddc probe returns bogus values
Further, sometimes when I log out the screen goes white and pc locks up.
Sometimes when switching to or from X to console the screen goes white and
locks up. So, it appears that whatever trap program there is that is supposed
to handle aborts or error exits is not working.
Created attachment 89463 [details]
log file from running XFConfig with problem
Created attachment 89464 [details]
XFree86 setup log file when running XFree86 with problem
Created attachment 89465 [details]
XFree86 config file after manually editing it and making changes to make it work
Created attachment 89466 [details]
XFree86 log file after manually editing XFree86 config file and making changes to make it work
Additional info: Even after i modify the XFree86 config file and get X
running--i can not get 24 bit color to work--only 16bit.
hope all of this helps!