Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 205323
kernel-xen produces blue screen
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:33 EST
Description of problem:
Booting kernel 2.6.17-1.2519.4.21.el5xen in initlevel 5 produces a bluescreen
with very slow mouse and no other features. Booting to init level 3 and manually
starting the X session (via service start xfs and startx works but causes
nautilus to crash).
This has been recreated on a VMWare VM, real hardware and on both FC5 (latest
updates), FC6T2 (latest updates) and RHEL 5 (alpha and beta versions).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xen (from RHEL 5 Beta 1 - 3.0)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot into Xen enabled kernel (VMware Hardware or Real hardware)
2. When X is started, blue screen shows up and slow mouse - no further progress
X Blue screen with slow mouse.
GDM Session Login and responsive mouse.
Does not occur when booting to initlevel 3 and manualy starting X.
What happens if you boot to initlevel 3 and then switch to initlevel 5?
Is the hardware PAE enabled?
John, can you please get the IBM TAM involved for reproduction? It is hard to
decide what causes this without reproducing...
This seems to only happen if the boot options include rhgb.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release. Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release. This request is not yet committed for
This seems to be a knwon issue that has been resolved in the meantime. Closing
duplicate. Please re-test with current snapshots and re-open if the problem
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 209659 ***