|Summary:||Adapters found to be in VGA mode on server entry are not supported by the MMIO-only version of this driver.|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1||Reporter:||Johan Walles <johan.walles>|
|Component:||XFree86||Assignee:||Mike A. Harris <mharris>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2003-03-15 07:19:13 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Johan Walles 2002-11-12 12:40:33 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020827 Description of problem: "startx" fails to start X. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Log in as root 2. type "startx" Actual Results: (EE) ATI(0): Adapters found to be in VGA mode on server entry are not supported by the MMIO-only version of this driver. Expected Results: X should have been started. Additional info: Will provide full output from X as an attachment.
Comment 1 Johan Walles 2002-11-12 12:42:39 UTC
Created attachment 84604 [details] Log from X refusing to start
Comment 3 Johan Walles 2002-11-13 07:59:29 UTC
What the X server is telling me *clearly* is that the driver does in fact support the current adapter but that it is in some sort of state ("VGA mode") that the driver can not handle. The conclusion is of course that I have to somehow put the adapter into a supported state (what?) before starting X. Especially since the installer managed to do graphics, and claims to have successfully configured X, this is the quite obvious meaning of the message. If this is not the intent of this (undocumented AFAICT, or can you point me to where I can read about it?) message, it should either be rephrased to say what it means, documented, or preferrably both. Other than that, I appreciate your effort to add support for the adapter.
Comment 5 Johan Walles 2002-11-13 11:26:42 UTC
I still fail to see how it can be possible for the installer to run in graphics mode if the graphics card is unsupported.
Comment 7 Mike A. Harris 2003-03-15 07:19:13 UTC
Closing as NOTABUG since the reason this happens is intention due to some ia64 whackiness, and is from patches applied specifically by the request of Hewlett Packard, and supplied by them.