Bug 906697

Summary: Spice console is frozen after GRUB2's command 'set gfxpayload=keep'
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Reporter: Petr Spacek <pspacek>
Component: spice-serverAssignee: Uri Lublin <uril>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Desktop QE <desktop-qa-list>
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Version: 6.3CC: acathrow, cfergeau, dblechte, hdegoede, mkenneth, pspacek
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Last Closed: 2013-07-02 10:42:09 UTC Type: Bug
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Description Flags
screenshot of frozen SPICE console
relevant configuration files from /boot
complete file list from /boot none

Description Petr Spacek 2013-02-01 09:17:26 UTC
Description of problem:
Spice console is frozen after GRUB2 command 'set gfxpayload=keep'. This command is used by default in yesterday's RHEL 7 nightly build.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
100 %

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install some VM with GRUB2 (e.g. yesterday's RHEL 7-nightly)
2. Boot VM up
3. Open a SPICE console

Actual results:
Console is frozen, last message is in attached image.

Expected results:
Console works :-)

Additional info:
I can provide access to problematic VM in our Brno lab.

Comment 1 Petr Spacek 2013-02-01 09:18:23 UTC
Created attachment 691468 [details]
screenshot of frozen SPICE console

Comment 2 Petr Spacek 2013-02-01 09:22:24 UTC
Created attachment 691476 [details]
relevant configuration files from /boot

Comment 3 Petr Spacek 2013-02-01 09:22:53 UTC
Created attachment 691477 [details]
complete file list from /boot

Comment 4 Petr Spacek 2013-02-01 09:24:49 UTC
Note: Machine boots up normally, networking is functional, I can SSH in without any problem (if I guess IP address :-)). Only the console is broken.

Comment 6 Petr Spacek 2013-02-01 09:33:41 UTC
Command for quick fix of GRUB's configuration:
sed --in-place=.orig '/gfx/d' /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

This removes all lines containing "gfx", so GRUB2 will use normal text mode and SPICE will work.

Comment 7 RHEL Program Management 2013-02-05 06:47:49 UTC
This request was not resolved in time for the current release.
Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to
propose this request, if still desired, for consideration in
the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Comment 9 Hans de Goede 2013-07-02 10:42:09 UTC
I've tried to reproduce this today, and for me things work fine.

I believe this is a known and since the original report has been filed, fixed, vgabios issue. It is fixed by this errata: http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2013-0487.html

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 840087 ***