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Bug 160434 - Powerbook Pismo X incorrectly configured
Summary: Powerbook Pismo X incorrectly configured
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-display
Version: 4
Hardware: powerpc
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-15 05:15 UTC by Mace Moneta
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-12-14 20:19:35 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Original - broken - xorg.conf (deleted)
2006-03-22 20:30 UTC, Mace Moneta
no flags Details
Xorg.setup.log (deleted)
2006-03-22 20:35 UTC, Mace Moneta
no flags Details
anaconda-ks.cfg (deleted)
2006-11-15 15:41 UTC, Mace Moneta
no flags Details
install.log (deleted)
2006-11-15 15:42 UTC, Mace Moneta
no flags Details
install.log.syslog (deleted)
2006-11-15 15:43 UTC, Mace Moneta
no flags Details
xorg.conf (deleted)
2006-11-15 15:44 UTC, Mace Moneta
no flags Details
xorg.conf.original (deleted)
2006-11-15 15:44 UTC, Mace Moneta
no flags Details

Description Mace Moneta 2005-06-15 05:15:28 UTC
Description of problem:

The Powerbook Pismo X is incorrectly configured, preventing a graphical install
and causing X to fail at first boot after installation.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Attempt graphical install (fails)
2.Install in text mode to recover
3.Reboot after installation (X fails)
Actual results:

X will not run

Expected results:

X running normally

Additional info:

The following option statements were added to xorg.conf in the device section to
correct the problem:

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "r128"
        VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
        BoardName   "ATI Rage 128 Mobility"
        Option      "UseFBDev" "true"
        Option      "DMAForXv" "true"
        Option      "PanelWidth" "1024"
        Option      "PanelHeight" "768"

In addition, the 1024x768 resolution wasa missing from the screen section, and
had to be added (1024x768 is the native resolution of the screen):

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     16
                Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2005-06-21 16:57:47 UTC
"system-config-display" is responsible for all X configuration, so this
would be something that would need to be resolved in that component rather
than in xorg-x11.


Comment 2 Adam Jackson 2006-03-22 19:59:41 UTC
can you attach the broken X config, and a log from the failed startup?

Comment 3 Mace Moneta 2006-03-22 20:30:12 UTC
Created attachment 126503 [details]
Original - broken - xorg.conf

Comment 4 Mace Moneta 2006-03-22 20:35:18 UTC
Created attachment 126506 [details]

I'm pretty sure this is the log from the broken xorg.conf.  It's been 9 months
since I opened the problem report and I don't remember the details anymore.

Comment 5 Adam Jackson 2006-03-22 21:11:25 UTC
interesting.  i don't have one of these handy to test, i'll see what i can come
up with though.

Comment 6 Mace Moneta 2006-11-15 15:41:08 UTC
Created attachment 141269 [details]

Comment 7 Mace Moneta 2006-11-15 15:42:25 UTC
Created attachment 141270 [details]

Comment 8 Mace Moneta 2006-11-15 15:43:12 UTC
Created attachment 141271 [details]

Comment 9 Mace Moneta 2006-11-15 15:44:14 UTC
Created attachment 141272 [details]

Comment 10 Mace Moneta 2006-11-15 15:44:48 UTC
Created attachment 141273 [details]

Comment 11 Mace Moneta 2006-11-15 15:47:21 UTC
I performed a clean install of FC6 on this system today, and the same problem

I attached the installation files, as well as the installed (broken) xorg.conf
(as xorg.conf.original) and my modified xorg.conf (working).

Comment 12 Adam Jackson 2006-12-11 20:49:41 UTC
Can you also attach your X startup logs (both from the original and modified

Comment 13 Mace Moneta 2006-12-14 20:19:35 UTC
I'm sorry, I no longer have access to this equipment.  Since no one else has
added themselves as a CC to this bug, I assume it's of no interest.  Closing.

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