X hangs on FC 1 install
mark at mitre.org
Fri Nov 7 22:41:46 UTC 2003
Mike A. Harris wrote:
>On Fri, 7 Nov 2003, Mark Heslep wrote:
>>This appears to be dual head radeon related problem:
>>Attempted a clean FC 1 install via NFS. Using a dual head card w/ two
>>LCD panels attached. Install gets through the Anaconda probes for the
>>video card (ATI Fire GL X1), monitor (LCD NEC 1860 ) and USB mouse and
>>then hangs when the Graphical Installer starts X (killing the sync to
>>the monitor). A retry with a 'linux text' install works just fine.
>>Same thing then happens w/ a subsequently running system when starting X
>>using the stock config file. SSH into the box shows the kernel still
>>spinning and X, gdm-binary, greeter still running. The XFree log shows
>>no problems (EEs). Fix: I had the 2nd NEC 1860 attached to the Fire
>>GL during all this and the X log shows probing for it though obviously
>>there was no dual head configuration in the XF86Config file at the
>>install point. I unplugged the 2nd monitor from the Card and all is
>>well; X starts w/ out any trouble.
>This problem is specific to the X1, and possibly a few other high
I suspected that - just tried the vesa driver on the X1 w/ the same
effects - XFree86 hangs w/ both panels attached and runs fine w/ one.
> I have an X1, and hope to look into this problem
>within the next month. Problem is, this hardware is AGP Pro, so
>I hope this problem is reproduceable on Itanium, as the only
>other AGP Pro mobo I have is my main workstation, and I hate
>hijacking my workstation as a Franken-test-box. ;o)
In the mean time where should I place efforts for a work around? Xfree
snapshots? 2.6 kernel? Im using the Intel 7505 chipset which requires
agp_try_unsupported=1 on the 2.4.22 kernel and I was curious if the
problem was AGP related. Or is it(gasp) ATI custom drivers w/ no Xinerama?
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