Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1291088
Only grey background with mouse cursor pop-ups
Last modified: 2016-01-29 15:39:58 EST
Created attachment 1105363 [details]
Avocado-vt test resutls with the bug
Description of problem:
When installing RHEL7 from ISO on ppc64 guest on ppc64, the machine boots properly but when the anaconda switches to graphical mode it only displays grey background with mouse cursor and hangs. It proceeds with installation (using kickstart) on the background, but the UI is not displayed. This occurred couple of times in past 6 months using stock/custom qemus on various combinations of ppc64 BE/LE, unfortunately the results were destroyed. Now it reoccurred so I'm attaching the results.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL-7.2-20151015.0-Server-ppc64le-dvd1.iso (but I saw it previously, so multiple versions and BE/LE architectures might apply to)
custom built qemu-2.5 (but was spotted on stock qemu too, only the results were not preserved)
From time to time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run unattended install on ppc64 using "-vga std" and "-vnc"
2. Watch the display until you see either graphical install or this bug
Grey background with cursor mouse
Anaconda graphical UI
results from failed test: https://kvmqe-jenkins.rhev-ci-vms.eng.rdu2.redhat.com/view/RHELSA-devels/view/results/job/rhelsa-wup-2.5-ppc64le-on-ppc64le.run/4/testReport/junit/(root)/VirtTest/io_github_autotest_qemu_unattended_install_cdrom_extra_cdrom_ks_default_install_aio_threads/
Please attach the logs from /tmp to this bug as individual, text/plain attachments.
There are 936 files in results. Do you really want me to attach them one by one in text/plain form?
(In reply to Lukas Doktor from comment #3)
> There are 936 files in results. Do you really want me to attach them one by
> one in text/plain form?
anaconda.log, storage.log, packaging.log and program.log are the ones created by anaconda. There are may also be several dnf.*.log files.
(In reply to David Shea from comment #4)
> There are may also be several dnf.*.log files.
Except that this is RHEL, so of course there will not be dnf log files. The other four log files should be there, though.
Well I tried to reproduce it on RHEL.7.3 host with new and the old guest install DVD to get the provided files, but it just worked well.
Closing per comment #6. (and assuming you mean RHEL 7.2)