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Bug 78858 - redhat-config-xfree86 doesn't start when existing config is wrong
Summary: redhat-config-xfree86 doesn't start when existing config is wrong
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-xfree86
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-02 09:37 UTC by Lene Jensen
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-06 05:28:46 UTC

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Description Lene Jensen 2002-12-02 09:37:06 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.79 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.18-5 i686)

Description of problem:
After a kickstart which had "start X on boot" but no configuration for the
graphical component, the computers try to start X and then fails. After logging
in, I tried to run redhat-config-xfree86, and it refused to start, giving an
error about not finding the correct module. After copying a known good
XF86Config, I could start redhat-config-xfree86.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.kickstart machine with startxonboot, but do not configure the graphics
2.boot (and fail to get into runlevel 5)
3.log in and run redhat-config-xfree86

Actual Results:  Program refused to start, and gave error message (which I
forgot to write down); something about device not loaded

Expected Results:  the config tool should have started

Additional info:

Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2002-12-02 10:09:54 UTC
It tries to first use the existing config file, but then tries to do a new one
from scratch. I have to have more information to figure out why it failed in
your case. Could you retry and save the full output and the X logs?

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2002-12-20 09:22:43 UTC
Any more info here?  We're kind of stuck without more data about the error
message that you saw when redhat-config-xfree86 failed to start.

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2003-01-06 05:28:46 UTC
Closing due to lack of information.

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