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Re: X fails to start after recent update


On Thu, 2009-02-26 at 16:57 -0500, D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:
> I did an update.  It said I should reboot.
> After reboot, X does not come up.
> I can flip to a text console:  that's what I'm typing this into.
> Anyone else have this problem?

Same problem here, also running F 10 on X86-66 and with an Asus EAH3650
Silent Magic. Although, when my stuff hangs, it's hung, I can't get to a
text console at all. I have to do a hard reboot (cringe) and then grab
grub on the way up to boot into run level 3.

I can't tell you exactly what's choking and dying, BUT, I have at least
been able to narrow it down the exact rpm that is doing the damage.
It's xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.10.0-2.fc10.i386.rpm

It's probably either the ati or radeo driver modules, but that's just
speculation at this point.

My work-around was kind of brain dead, but it's kept me running. I
queried the rpm for its files, then tar'ed myself an archive of those
before updating, and played them back after the update. 
Really, really cheesy, but I've got 9 irons in the fire right now and
can't look back at the moment

> I'm running X86-66 Fedora 10.  The video card is an Asus EAH3650
> Silent Magic.
> /var/log/Xorg.0.log shows some bad news:
>   (EE) RADEON(0): Output DVI-0 enabled but has no modes
> But I don't know why it says that.  Preceding lines include:
>   (II) RADEON(0): Printing probed modes for output DVI-0
>   (II) RADEON(0): Modeline "2560x1600"x59.9  268.00  2560 2608 2640 2720  1600 1603 1609 1646 +hsync +vsync (98.5 kHz)
> This is a correct modeline for the monitor
>   (II) RADEON(0): Output HDMI-0 disconnected
>   (II) RADEON(0): Output DVI-0 connected
>   (II) RADEON(0): Using exact sizes for initial modes
> Eventually, it says:
>   (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
>   Fatal server error:
>   no screens found
> I don't know which update is the problem.  Certainly one in the alst
> few days.
> It cannot be the actual X device driver because I didn't update that.
> There is a driver update but I don't apply it because it does not
> work on my system.  See
>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=484636
> The ati driver recognizes the video card as:
>   (--) RADEON(0): Chipset: "ATI ATI Radeon HD 3600 XT" (ChipID = 0x9598)
> The "ATI ATI" is a typo fixed in the current driver.


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