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Bug 186273 - Display corrupted when hypervisor boots
Display corrupted when hypervisor boots
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel-xen (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Eduardo Habkost
Virtualization Bugs
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Blocks: 179629
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Reported: 2006-03-22 12:14 EST by Robin Green
Modified: 2009-12-14 15:37 EST (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-06-16 21:12:09 EDT
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Description Robin Green 2006-03-22 12:14:26 EST
Description of problem:  
When booting into xen from grub, the display is completely corrupted. 
Workaround is to add console=com1 to the xen command line. 
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):  
How reproducible:  
Steps to Reproduce:  
1. Boot with the default grub options that anaconda puts there, namely: 
root (hd0,0) 
        kernel /xen.gz-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 
        module /vmlinuz-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5xen0 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 
rhgb quiet 
        module /initrd-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5xen0.img 
Actual results:  
Display corrupted, until rhgb starts, at which point it returns to normal.  
Expected results:  
No corruption 
Additional info: 
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 5B60 [Radeon 
X300 (PCIE)] (prog-if 00 [VGA]) 
        Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 0402
Comment 1 Robin Green 2006-08-08 14:40:42 EDT
Bug still present in FC6t2.
Comment 2 Brian Stein 2006-08-08 15:12:40 EDT
Please post the kernel/xen versions installed (or confirm this is a fresh FC6t2
install).  Thanks.
Comment 3 Robin Green 2006-08-09 07:55:36 EDT
This is a fresh FC6t2 install.
Comment 4 Robin Green 2006-11-11 09:24:09 EST
Bug still present in FC6.

Applicable versions:
Comment 5 Nick Pavlica 2006-11-21 19:56:39 EST
I'm also getting video corruption when I boot the XEN kernel in FC6 with all
patches as of 11/21/06.  There is no corruption with the use of the other kernels.

HW Profile:
 -Dell Dimension 4600
 -Radeon 9800
 -512Mb RAM
 -2.4Ghz P4 with HT

Working Kernel:
$ uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 #1 SMP Fri Nov 10 12:45:28 EST
2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Comment 6 Nick Pavlica 2006-11-29 12:03:09 EST
I removed the Radeon 9800, and just used the onboard Intel 865G video card, and
the  corruption was fixed.  However, there was a reduction in video performance.
Comment 7 Robin Green 2007-04-18 17:42:28 EDT
Bug still present in F7test3.

Filed upstream.
Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-07-24 19:34:59 EDT
change QA contact
Comment 9 Daniel Berrange 2007-09-24 19:18:48 EDT
This was mis-categoized as a userspace bug, changing to kernel-xen instead. Also
switching to F7 on basis of comment #7.
Comment 10 Russell Doty 2008-04-11 11:44:30 EDT
Can this bug be reproduced in F9? If not, let's close it.
Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 08:00:12 EDT
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Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2008-06-16 21:12:07 EDT
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
Fedora 7 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not 
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