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FC3 and Xorg update

Samuel Donham wrote:
> Does anyone use FC3 and have you recently updated the xorg packages?
> I have three computers (HP, Dell, IBM) all with different graphics cards,
> and this weekend I updated them all with the usual "yum update."
> The only updates that were available were xorg.  Now every computer
> reboots when loading gdm (I think that's what failed?).  I've checked
> /var/log/messages and /var/log/Xorg.0.log but have found absolutely
> nothing to indicate a problem.  SELinux has also been disabled (it's been
> a problem in the past).
> Has anyone else stumbled on this as well?  Hours of research have turned
> up nothing.  I've read that disabling dri and freetype might work, but no
> luck.  Have you found a fix?  If not, I would highly recommend NOT
> updating the Xorg packages for FC3.

The update today might solve your problem:

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Fedora Core 3 Update: xorg-x11-6.8.2-1.FC3.45.1
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 12:28:29 -0400
From: Kristian Kristensen <krh at>
Reply-To: fedora-list at
To: fedora-announce-list at

Fedora Update Notification

Product     : Fedora Core 3
Name        : xorg-x11
Version     : 6.8.2
Release     : 1.FC3.45.1
Summary     : The basic fonts, programs and docs for an X workstation.
Description : X11 is an open source implementation of the X Window System.  It
provides the basic low level functionality which full fledged
graphical user interfaces (GUIs) such as GNOME and KDE are designed

Update Information:

Previous xorg-x11 update introduced a regression which
prevented the X server from starting up on all Intel
chipsets.  This update fixes the regression.
* Mon Sep 19 2005 Kristian H??gsberg <krh at> 6.8.2-1.FC3.45.1
- Fix broken byteswapping in the pci config patch (#168717).


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