|Summary:||IPX X problem: Sbus probe gives wrong resolution|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||aleahy|
|Component:||Xconfigurator||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-02-09 06:29:26 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description aleahy 1999-07-01 17:55:46 UTC
I just upgraded an old RDI BriteLite IPX laptop from RedHat 5.2 to RedHat 6.0 (including all updates) and found that X stopped working altogether. Symptoms: when I enter "startx" I get _X11TransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect: errno=61 waiting for X Server to begin accepting connections (using VT number 7) and then a blank screen. Switching back to VT 1, I can kill the server with no problem. The only clue I have is the following output from the "Sbus Probe" window of Xconfigurator: It detects the bwtwo framebuffer O.K., but then says that the resolution is "1152x900". The problem: I'm pretty sure the best I can do with the black-and-white LCD on this laptop is 1024x768. (That's the best I've been able to run in the past.) When Xconfigurator tries to start the X server, it eventually fails, saying 'There is a problem with your X configuration' or something similar.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-08-31 19:03:59 UTC
have you run Xconfigurator and tried to manually adjust your settings?
Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-09-23 17:09:59 UTC
closed due to lack of feedback.
Comment 3 Preston Brown 1999-09-23 22:36:59 UTC
oops, I did not know sparc Xconfigurator couldn't manually adjust values, we'll look into this.
Comment 4 Matt Wilson 2000-02-09 06:29:59 UTC
Xconfigurator uses the resolution settings for the framebuffer as reported by OBP (OpenBoot Prom). I've never actually had my hands on a Sun laptop, so it's hard for me to explore where resolution settings are mismatched. The Prom shouldn't be reporting resolutions that the framebuffer isn't currently set to.