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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Description of problem:
hi i have a dual p3 1.0ghz computer with a radeon all in wonder and i install
red hat 8, get to the x config in the setup, i pick 32 bit color, or 16 bit
color and 1024x768 and i test it it works great. so i finish up. upon
reboot...graphical logon tries to come on and the screen is all smeared with
lines and stuff like that and it locks up x..i can't get out of it either so i
have to hard reboot. so i reinstalled 8.0 again and this time i choose
1024x768 and 8 bit color and text logon so i can configure x again if needed.
so i log in and type startx and gnome comes up. so being nosey, i put it up to
16 bit color and reboot gnome and it locks up again and smears the screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.configure X with anything above 8 bit color and then startx
Please use up2date or download the packages manually and upgrade to the latest
errata and see if the problem still exists. If so, at that time, please attach
your XFree Config and log file so the problem can be verified and
troubleshooted, and also do the below commands if it's still broken..
rpm -qa | grep XFree
This sounds like broken hardware to me. I've got tonnes of Radeon
hardware here, and can't reproduce this. If it was a driver problem,
I'd be flooded with bug reports about it, as Radeon hardware is
generally one of the most popular hardware used in XFree86.
Closing as WORKSFORME.