Bug 1561115

Summary: GDM hangs when ran on VESA (BIOS/nomodeset)
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: František Zatloukal <fzatlouk>
Component: mesaAssignee: Adam Jackson <ajax>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 28CC: ajax, alexl, bskeggs, caillon+fedoraproject, fschwarz, ignatenko, jglisse, john.j5live, lruzicka, rclark, rhughes, rstrode, thatslyude
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Description František Zatloukal 2018-03-27 16:06:12 UTC
Description of problem:
I've tried booting Fedora with "nomodeset". GNOME failed to load (in BIOS mode, UEFI worked just fine) on one of two tested (bare metal) desktops.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Fedora with nomodeset

Actual results:
After logging in, screen stays with grayish (gdm) background with no content.

Expected results:
GNOME should work with VESA driver.

Comment 1 František Zatloukal 2018-03-27 16:08:03 UTC
Created attachment 1413792 [details]

Comment 2 František Zatloukal 2018-03-27 16:08:27 UTC
Created attachment 1413793 [details]

Comment 3 Lukas Ruzicka 2018-04-04 12:15:28 UTC
I have tested today with the latest build (https://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/compose/branched/Fedora-28-20180403.n.0/compose/Everything/x86_64/iso/Fedora-Everything-netinst-x86_64-28-20180403.n.0.iso) and the installation was working on our bare metal. There were some blinking and glitching of the screen, but finally it was able to set up and display everything correctly.

Comment 4 Adam Jackson 2018-04-10 19:36:08 UTC
bře 27 16:20:54 localhost.localdomain gnome-shell[1319]: Failed to create backend: Could not find a primary drm kms device
bře 27 16:20:55 localhost.localdomain gnome-session[1275]: gnome-session-binary[1275]: WARNING: App 'org.gnome.Shell.desktop' exited with code 1

This should be fixed in mesa 18.0.0-4.fc28.