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Old 09-20-2005, 12:42 AM   #1
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newest xorg-x11 crashes?


I'm just a lowly FC4 user who doesn't install except by RPM, and usually Synaptic. Yesterday I did a system update, and when I restarted, X was fried. I couldn't even boot, since FC4 uses a graphical startup. Basically it showed a screen that looked like it was mostly garbled, random memory -- although I could make out "fedora" and the Intel symbol (??).

Well, after some freaking out, I regained my composure, booted in "single" mode, did telinit 3 to get online and into the system without a GUI. It occurred to me that the X11 upgrade might have been faulty, so I figured out how to use apt-get from CLI and downgraded.

I was using the Fedora Core Linux 6.8.2-37.FC4.48.1 build, which crashed, and I'm now back on the Fedora Linux Freshrpms 6.8.2-37.FC4.45 build, which seems to work fine.

Anyway, has anyone heard of something like this happening to anyone else? For the record, I'm on a Dell Inspiron 1100, using FC4 (as the builds indicate).
 
Old 09-20-2005, 02:41 AM   #2
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yep same problem here & backed out to .45 build
also running a dell inspiron 1100


errors in the Xorg log were:
(II) I810(0): vgaHWGetIOBase: hwp->IOBase is 0x03d0, hwp->PIOOffset is 0x0000
(WW) I810(0): Extended BIOS function 0x5f05 not supported.
(II) I810(0): xf86BindGARTMemory: bind key 8 at 0x00000000 (pgoffset 0)
(WW) I810(0): xf86BindGARTMemory: binding of gart memory with key 8
at offset 0x0 failed (Invalid argument)

Fatal server error:
AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0
 
Old 09-20-2005, 04:42 AM   #3
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Yes, I've read about the problem with the latest xorg-x11 packages for FC4 in FedoraForum and a couple other forums. No-one seems sure which chipsets the problem affects. I'm currently holding onto the original X11 files.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 11:34 AM   #4
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Hey, I'm having the same problem... how can I go back to the previous X11 configuration?
I'm using FC4, upgraded X11 using yum yesterday...

Thanks
 
Old 09-20-2005, 12:42 PM   #5
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Ah, check this bug report:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=168752
 
  


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