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Bug#251686: X server crash

retitle 251686 xserver-xfree86: [mga] server fails to start with 'UseFBDev' 'true' on MGA G200 AGP rev 1
tag 251686 + moreinfo

On Sun, May 30, 2004 at 06:49:20PM +1000, Prometheus wrote:
> Package: xserver-xfree86
> Version: 4.1.0-16woody3
> I have a problem running X server on my debian box.  I ran the
> xf86config application and set up the configuration, but when I tried
> to start the server (xinit or startx), it crashed. The log file is
> attached. Note that the video card I am using is as follows:
> Matrox MGA-G200 (8192KB RAM)
> It seems that my configuration is incorrect, but I don’t know what
> part of it is causing the server to crash.
> I am using Debian GNU/Linux 2.2.20, and libc6 2.3.1

Try running:

# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

Leave all the defaults in place, except for the "Use framebuffer device"
question.  Change that from "Yes" to "No" (or the equivalent way of
declining the option in the Debconf frontend you use).

Does that resolve the problem?

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