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[Bug 227464] New: openSUSE, 10.2, Incomplete xorg.conf file generated - unable to use x11
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  • Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 09:06:42 -0700 (MST)
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Summary: openSUSE, 10.2, Incomplete xorg.conf file generated -
unable to use x11
Product: openSUSE 10.2
Version: Final
Platform: i586
OS/Version: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Critical
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Installation
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: mszick@xxxxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: jsrain@xxxxxxxxxx

Yes - I read the directions - and I would include the xorg.conf file if I had
one - but if I had one, I would not need to file this bug report ;-)

I noticed somewhere in the reading that SaX was trashing the xorg.conf file -
This is to let you know that in the 10.2-GM-DVD* set released 12/07 it is
still happening.

Also - I can not find the setup utilities that normally ship with Xorg/X11
Also - The installation disk does not have a simple text editor to write
my own xorg.conf file (if I knew how).

I have not exaimined your Yast2 thingy, but if it uses a scripting engine,
and this xorg.conf is not a hard-coded problem in the installer, then read on -

The following has been verified by myself and fixed, in other distributions ...

The situation: running kernel in a small amount of free-memory, amount
of swap does not matter -
Running your installer in initrd puts anything with less the 0.5g of memory
into this 'small free memory' catagory ...

The scripting engine (and any other program) can be given a dirty page -
python does detect this - I don't know what your system uses ...

You can fix this by applying the VM patch from
Also, you should apply the patches to bring the kernel upto - the
*.5 patch fixes some things with scsi and sata disks that could result in
failures of your customer's install/operation.

- - - -
How to duplicate:
Without the patch in the kernel -
With a "small memory x86 system" <=368Mb -
Freshly formatted disks -
Run the CD set of normal installation -
Reboot -
Observe that you are at a command line prompt -
Run yast2 - exaimine the hardware reported -
Learn that the system has properly identified keyboard,
mouse, display board(s), monitor -
Examine xorg.conf - see that only the first few, hardcoded
lines are in the file.

- - - -
After hand-crafting an xorg.conf file on another system (thank you Debian),
patch, rebuild kernel, rebuild install disk, repeat above -

- - - -
That is left as a tech-student exercise, I am still at the 'hand-craft'
the xorg.conf file step.


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