Bug 1577694 - *ERROR* failed to create vmw_framebuffer: -22
Summary: *ERROR* failed to create vmw_framebuffer: -22
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libdrm
Version: 28
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-05-14 01:15 UTC by Jongman Heo
Modified: 2018-06-25 19:35 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-06-25 19:35:17 UTC
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Description Jongman Heo 2018-05-14 01:15:14 UTC
Description of problem:

I'm using Fedora 28, on VMWare workstation 12 pro (Host OS : Windows 7).

Graphic login manager is not shown, and I can find kernel error from dmesg.

[   56.473241] [drm:vmw_kms_new_framebuffer [vmwgfx]] *ERROR* Invalid surface format for requested mode. format 0x1 surface->format 0x2
[   56.473251] [drm:vmw_kms_fb_create [vmwgfx]] *ERROR* failed to create vmw_framebuffer: -22

This happens with Fedora kernel, as well as vanilla Linus git kernel (4.17-rcX).
Above log is from vanilla Linus kernel, I changed a line to print the format value.

I've been using Fedora 28 from beta. And IIRC, I didn't see this issue when I first installed the F28 beta. After some package upgrades, this issue happened.

I don't know exact component for this issue, I selected 'libdrm', but it may be wrong.

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How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Booting

Actual results:
I can't see graphc login manager window. 
And there is a kernel error message in dmesg.

Expected results:
Graphic login manager should be shown.

Additional info:
Let me know if you need more information.

Comment 1 Jongman Heo 2018-06-22 04:28:38 UTC
My problem solved, after installing 'xorg-x11-drv-vmware' package.

I've upgraded my system from Fedora 27 to Fedora 28 Beta, using dnf system upgrade.

I don't know whether xorg-x11-drv-vmware package was installed or not when I use Fedora 27.

Anyway, I had no problem with Fedora 27 and until some point at Fedora 28 Beta.

Feel free to close.

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