Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1017269
intermittent black screen on boot to gdm
Last modified: 2015-02-17 12:35:10 EST
Created attachment 809983 [details]
Xorg.0.log from a failed gdm startup attempt
About once out of every 10 times or so that I boot my laptop, it does not display the gdm login screen. Instead of doing that, it shows the end of the output from systemd with the standard 'X' cursor over it. If I move the mouse, then the cursor moves, but it just doesn't show the screen. When this occurs, I see this error message pop up in Xorg.0.log:
[ 18.971] (EE) intel(0): Failed to submit batch buffer, expect rendering corruption: Invalid argument.
When gdm starts up properly, this message does not show up in the log.
If I then switch to a different VC, log in as root and do a "service gdm restart" the gdm screen will pop up just fine. The laptop is a Lenovo T520, with this chip according to lspci:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
Relevant package versions:
...though I've seen this happen off and on for several months, so it's likely a long-standing bug.
Attaching Xorg.0.log from one of the failed gdm startup attempts.
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