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Bug 591276 - firstboot aborts trying to open display in text console.
Summary: firstboot aborts trying to open display in text console.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: firstboot
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
: ---
Assignee: Martin Gracik
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-11 19:23 UTC by Nick Dokos
Modified: 2013-07-04 12:50 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-05-11 21:24:47 UTC
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Description Nick Dokos 2010-05-11 19:23:37 UTC
Description of problem:

firstboot seems to require a graphics display: on text consoles,
it aborts with the backtrace show below. This is on x86_64 (dl380
and dl785) but it's probably hardware-independent.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL6.0snap2 and specify "text console=XXX"
2. Watch the first boot.
Actual results:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/firstboot", line 24, in <module>
    from meh.ui.gui import GraphicalIntf
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/meh/ui/", line 21, in <module>
    import gtk
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/", line 64, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/", line 52, in _init
RuntimeError: could not open display
		Welcome to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
		Press 'I' to enter interactive startup.

Expected results:
No error.

Additional info:

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-05-11 20:31:21 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2010-05-11 21:24:47 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 585077 ***

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