X hangs on FC 1 install

Mark Heslep mark at mitre.org
Fri Nov 7 15:29:12 UTC 2003

This appears to be  dual head radeon related problem:

Attempted a clean FC 1 install via NFS.  Using a dual head card w/ two 
LCD panels attached.   Install gets through the Anaconda probes for the 
video card (ATI Fire GL X1), monitor (LCD NEC 1860 ) and USB mouse  and 
then hangs when  the Graphical Installer starts X  (killing the sync to 
the monitor).  A retry with a 'linux text' install works just fine.  
Same thing then happens w/ a subsequently running system when starting X 
using the stock config file.  SSH into the box shows the kernel still 
spinning and X, gdm-binary, greeter still running.  The XFree log shows 
no problems  (EEs).   Fix:  I had the 2nd NEC 1860 attached to the Fire 
GL during all this and the X log shows probing for it  though obviously 
there was no dual head configuration in the XF86Config file at the 
install point.  I unplugged the 2nd monitor from the Card and all is 
well;  X starts w/ out any trouble.


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