Latest Rawhide breaks Xorg under VMware

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at
Thu Jul 15 16:48:57 UTC 2010

On 07/15/2010 12:31 PM, Athmane Madjoudj wrote:
> Hello all,
> I was testing Fedora Rawhide (14) under VMware Player / Server 2 / ESXi 
> 4 (My machines don't support KVM) without problem until now i can't get 
> X running,
> Phase 1. Problem begin with indefinite restart, i have solved this by 
> generating xorg.conf and put VESA driver instead. RHBZ-ID: 606437
> Phase 2. This week - i forgot the day that i updated fedora -, when GDM 
> start or starting X manually i get a black screen the problem is that 
> *all Xorg logs are empty* !
> How i can diagnostic this issue ?

Boot your virtual machine into text mode (init 3).

>From there, login as yourself, and start X via the "startx" command.
You can either watch the messages or re-direct them to a file so you can
look at them later.

> Is there some testers that use VMware (any product) to test Fedora ?
> Thanks for advance.

Kevin J. Cummings
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