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Bug 233456 - Wrong output to display when I use kernel-xen.
Wrong output to display when I use kernel-xen.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel-xen (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Aron Griffis
Martin Jenner
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Depends On: 215536
Blocks: 223107
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Reported: 2007-03-22 11:22 EDT by Andrew
Modified: 2009-06-19 12:07 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-09-11 17:16:37 EDT
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Description Andrew 2007-03-22 11:22:30 EDT
Description of problem:
I've installed kernel-xen-2.6.18-8.el5.ia64.rpm on HP rx2600. While booting I've
chose it in elilo boot manager, I've saw only 4 lines:

Uncompressing Linux.. done
Loading initrd
Loading vmlinuz
Uncmompressing.. done

Then after a long pause (over 5 minutes) I've get line on the top of screen:
"RV100 113-HP78501-100 BIOS". But later this computer available via ssh.

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How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install kernel-xen
2. reboot
3. in elilo boot menu selecting kernel with xen support.
Comment 1 Andrew 2007-03-23 07:47:47 EDT
Hmm.. strange. After several times it have boot normal.
Comment 2 Stephen Tweedie 2007-04-07 16:29:20 EDT
So is this still reproducible at all?  Thanks.
Comment 3 Andrew 2007-04-09 02:28:03 EDT
It seems there are troubles with graphic driver. I've changed runlevel from 5 to
3 and output became correct (note that graphic output is correct with not-xen

e0:02.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV100 QY [Radeon
Comment 5 Rik van Riel 2007-04-09 03:41:35 EDT

is your video card an AGP card, by any chance?
Comment 6 Andrew 2007-04-09 04:19:12 EDT
Server HP rx2600. I think it's integrated.
Comment 7 Aron Griffis 2007-04-09 17:48:11 EDT

X on dom0 in the RHEL5 IA64 Virtualization Tech Preview does not work.  The
upstream bits came too late to make release.  Since this has been fixed
upstream, I'm hoping to get it fixed in U1.

Your workaround of using runlevel 3 is the best idea for now.
Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-07-24 20:44:14 EDT
change QA contact
Comment 9 Brian Stein 2007-08-03 11:42:10 EDT
Please confirm this is present/fixed in 5.1 beta.
Comment 10 Jarod Wilson 2007-08-06 23:21:04 EDT
I've got multiple ia64 xen boxes where dom0 boots into runlevel 5 just fine, complete with graphics and 
everything -- though bug 240006 still needs to be remedied for some of them to work.
Comment 11 Jarod Wilson 2007-09-11 13:18:53 EDT
I think we can close this one. X is working on rx26x0 systems, as well as a
number of other systems as well. (I've just now tested on an rx2660, rx6600,
zx2000 and intel s6e4533)

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