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Bug#268731: Can't Start X Window

tag 268731 + woody upstream
retitle 268731 xserver-xfree86: [vmware] crash with call to unresolved function on PCI SVGA (FIFO) rev 0

On Sun, Aug 29, 2004 at 12:29:26AM +0300, Daniel Suha wrote:
> Package: xserver-xfree86
> Version:
> Severity: important
> Hi There,
> Whenever I try to start the x window, this error message comes:
> PEXExtensionInit: Couldn't open default PEX font file  Roman_M

I'm pretty sure this message actually has nothing to do with the one below
it.  You can rectify the above two different ways:

1) Install the xfonts-pex package.
2) use dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 to disable the "pex" module

> 	This should not happen!
> 	An unresolved function was called!
> I have just installed debian woody stable on to wmware machine.
> XFree86.0.log and XF86Config-4 files are attached to this mail.

(--) PCI:*(0:15:0) VMware PCI SVGA (FIFO) rev 0, Mem @ 0xf6000000/24, 0xf5000000/24, I/O @ 0x1460/4

It's my understanding that the vmware driver in XFree86 4.1.0 just plain
doesn't work with relatively recent versions of VMWare.

However, I believe XFree86 4.2.0 and later work fine.  The current version
of the XFree86 packages in Debian unstable ("sid") is 4.3.0.dfsg.1-8.

I am marking this bug as applicable only to Debian 3.0 ("woody").

You could upgrade to an unofficial woody backport of XFree86 4.3.0, or you
could install a replacement vmware.o XFree86 X server module that is
compatible with XFree86 4.1.0 that fixes the bug (I searched the Web, but
was unable to find this -- all I know is that it existed somewhere a year
to 18 months ago).

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-x/2004/05/msg00224.html

G. Branden Robinson                |    Lowery's Law:
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    If it jams -- force it.  If it
branden@debian.org                 |    breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

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