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Bug 77699 - Adapters found to be in VGA mode on server entry are not supported by the MMIO-only version of this driver.
Summary: Adapters found to be in VGA mode on server entry are not supported by the MMI...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: XFree86
Version: 2.1
Hardware: ia64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-12 12:40 UTC by Johan Walles
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-03-15 07:19:13 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Log from X refusing to start (deleted)
2002-11-12 12:42 UTC, Johan Walles
no flags Details

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:

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.

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