Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138055
Installer GUI crashes (i810 driver in xorg)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:53 EST
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Description of problem:
The Installer GUI crashes and completely locks up. Refer to the
screen-shot. It is reproduable across few machines.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot through the instllation CD 1
2. Let the GUI Installation start
Actual Results: Locks up completely.
Expected Results: It may not lock up.
The video card is an integrated i810 on IBM NetVista P-III desktops
and in the BIOS I set to maximum possible video RAM of 1 MB.
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82815 CGC [Chipset
Graphics Controller] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: IBM: Unknown device 01e2
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr-
Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort-
<TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Region 1: Memory at fea80000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
(Other information can be provided on request.)
If I let it start the GUI installer then it hangs most of the time
(across few identical machines), but OTOH, if I press ctrl+alt+f2
repeatedly while it is trying to load GUI Installer, then it survives.
And I can switch back to GUI installer and continue the installation.
I have a serial console (BTW it is great you have a serial console in
Installation kernel) and I do not see any BUG, OOPS or panic messages.
While it responds to sysrq, it prints nothing for showMem, showPc and
I have attached the screen shot of the crash and the X log file (of
the working setup using my work-around trick: repeatedly pressing
PS: Oh, these machines work great under Fedora Core 2.
Created attachment 106152 [details]
Created attachment 106153 [details]
I managed to install FC3. But I see corrupted screen (in the initial
setup screen, GDM logon screen etc..). In other words, the problem
still persists in FC3.
The display is very bad under X. In various applications (Open Office,
Firefox etc..), the screen is completely corrupted and is not really
useable. Please refer to the photograph
(If there is a work around or fix available, please let me know, and I
shall be glad to test things out. I would love to have a good quality
Created attachment 106383 [details]
FC3-Xorg-crash-screen-shot-1 (corrupted screen).
The corrupted Open Office Calc and Firefox windows are shown there.
See bugs #133010, #132267 they may be related to the x driver issues
on 810, 815 and 845 cards.
I can confirm the bug on my HP e-pc. It looks exactly the same and it
locks up, too.
Any more info on request.
This could be related to bugzilla on freedesktop.org:
This is not restricted to installer process. In fact I didn't notice
it until I had installed the system (using text install).
More info in bug 138948.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 132267 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.