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Bug 81021 - xconfiguration didn't work
Summary: xconfiguration didn't work
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-xfree86
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-03 15:53 UTC by Rob Landry
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: 2006-02-21 18:50:54 UTC

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Description Rob Landry 2003-01-03 15:53:55 UTC
Description of problem:

X works during install; but not after.  Running redhat-config-xfree86 post
install results in 

Couldn't start X server, trying with a fresh configuration
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-xfree86/", line 1091, in ?
    xconfig = generate_xconfig(hardware_state)
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-xfree86/", line 855, in generate_xconfig
    get_option(corepointer, "Device").val = "/dev/" + moust.getDevice()
TypeError: cannot concatentate 'str' and 'NoneType' objects

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. Do an install
2. reboot
3. type startx
4. type redhat-config-xfree86 when step 3 fails.

Actual results:

See above.

Expected results:

X should start.

Additional info:

Video card PCI info (lspci) - 00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc.
86c755/86c785 [Trio 64V2/DX or /GX] (rev 16)
Video card PCI info (lspci -n) - 00:0f.0 Class 0300: 5333:8901 (rev 16)

Startx fails with:

(II) S3: driver (version 0.3.5 for S3 chipset: 964-0, 964-1,968,
        Trio32/64, Aurora64V+
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 00:05:0
(--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Comment 1 Rob Landry 2003-01-03 16:20:03 UTC
I'm able to make this work by adding 

Chipset "Trio 32/64"

to XF86Config.  At this point I'm not certain if this is a new X bug in that you
didn't need to do this before or a redhat-config-xfree86 bug in that it should
be adding this to the config file.

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2003-01-06 05:12:34 UTC
Please try with redhat-config-xfree86-0.7.1-2 in Rawhide.  I think that the
first traceback you saw is because the /etc/X11/XF86Config file doesn't exist
and the mouse cannot be probed.  I was seeing this problem on my wife's machine,
but I'm not seeing it anymore.

I think this is a dupe of bug #80115.  Please reopen this bug if the new version
doesn't fix the problem.  

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 80115 ***

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:54 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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