Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1297093
Kernel 4.4.0 from rawhide makes GDM greeter full of garbage on F23 Vmware VM
Last modified: 2016-12-20 12:43:15 EST
Description of problem:
Fedora 23 VM with the latest patches. I run this VM on VMWare Workstation and VMWare FUsion. After installing the 4.4.0 series of kernel from the fedora rawhide non-debug kernels, GDM greeter is full of garbage.
Note that the LUKS gui -AND- the Gnome desktop (after typing my pass in the greeter) are both fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
NOT WORKING (GDM GREETER GARBLED):
The reason why I am running this kernel on F23 is because of display issues with my real workstation (Lenovo W541). The F23 VM is a clone of my F23 desktop with the exact same software packages.
Steps to Reproduce:
On a Fedora 23 virtual machine using vmware_drv, install kernel 4.4.0 from Fedora Rawhide. Display the VM's screen on a VMWare worksation machine or on VMWare Fusion (Mac). The GDM greeter comes up garbled.
I am attaching 4 files:
- a video of the F23 VM booting the 4.4.0 kernel (see the garbage on the GDM Greeter screen)
- a video of the same VM booting the 4.2.8 kernel.
- an Xorg log ($HOME/.local./share/xorg/Xorg.0.log) from the 4.4.0 kernel.
- an Xorg log from the same VM with the 4.2.8 kernel.
I will make the videos private as they might contain private information.
Created attachment 1113083 [details]
Xorg.0.log with kernel 4.4.0
Created attachment 1113084 [details]
Xorg.0.log with kernel 4.2.8
While looking at the Log, I noticed that Xorg.0.log on 4.2.8 has this:
[ 38.612] (II) vmware(0): Initialized VMWARE_CTRL extension version 0.2
[ 38.616] (WW) vmware(0): Failed to initialize Gallium3D Xa. No render acceleration available.
[ 38.616] (WW) vmware(0): Skipped initialization of direct rendering due to lack of render acceleration.
[ 38.616] (--) vmware(0): Render acceleration is disabled.
[ 38.616] (==) vmware(0): Rendercheck mode is disabled.
[ 38.616] (--) vmware(0): Direct rendering (3D) is disabled.
[ 38.616] (==) vmware(0): Backing store enabled
[ 38.616] (==) vmware(0): Silken mouse enabled
[ 38.617] (II) vmware(0): RandR 1.2 enabled, ignore the following RandR disabled message.
[ 38.618] (==) vmware(0): DPMS enabled
[ 38.618] (II) vmware(0): No 3D acceleration. Not setting up textured video.
[ 38.618] (--) RandR disabled
While 4.4.0 has this (note the error about Gallium3D):
[ 38.421] (II) vmware(0): Initialized VMWARE_CTRL extension version 0.2
[ 38.423] (WW) vmware(0): Failed to initialize Gallium3D Xa. No render acceleration available.
[ 38.423] (WW) vmware(0): Skipped initialization of direct rendering due to lack of render acceleration.
[ 38.423] (--) vmware(0): Render acceleration is disabled.
[ 38.423] (==) vmware(0): Rendercheck mode is disabled.
[ 38.423] (--) vmware(0): Direct rendering (3D) is disabled.
[ 38.423] (==) vmware(0): Backing store enabled
[ 38.423] (==) vmware(0): Silken mouse enabled
[ 38.425] (II) vmware(0): RandR 1.2 enabled, ignore the following RandR disabled message.
[ 38.425] (==) vmware(0): DPMS enabled
[ 38.425] (II) vmware(0): No 3D acceleration. Not setting up textured video.
[ 38.425] (--) RandR disabled
[ 38.430] (II) SELinux: Disabled by boolean
[ 38.431] (II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI2 capable
[ 38.431] (EE) AIGLX: reverting to software rendering
The garbled display happens on 4.3.3-300.fc23 too.
4.2.8-300.fc23 was fine.
This is happening to me as well. lightdm and kdm both work fine; only gdm
displays a garbled screen.
I've more or less given up on this issue.
It was working fine on the 4.2.x kernels but it stopped working fine as soon as 4.3.x hit Fedora23 (mainstream), not rawhide.
I've read somewhere that gdm and xorg don't use the same graphics engine so perhaps that's it.
Are you running on into this on a Fedora VM on VMWare too?
Yep. I have testing Fedora VM(s) in VMWare Workstation (12.1.0 currently)
and I hit this recently. Workstation itself warns that the version of
VMWare Tools in the Fedora 23 image is out of date, for what that's worth.
I suspect that there is some interaction between other packages in the VM
and/or kernel/etc versions on the host (also F23), because I'm pretty sure
this worked recently when I was running a 4.3.3-300 kernel on the guest.
However, the last update I installed on the guest before noticing this
updated a bunch of packages that might be involved, including gtk3 and
MESA libraries. All of this is on x64, with a host ATI graphics card
and the standard Fedora open source drivers.
(I'm pretty sure the host was running 4.3.5-300 the last time I think this
was working, on February 26th. I'm running 4.4.2-301 on the host now.)
It seems to be related to wayland.
Settings this in /etc/gdm/custom.conf fixes the issue for me:
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