Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 238141
i810 that used to work with older x11 fails to be configured properly
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:35 EDT
Description of problem:
Symptom of the problem is that screen of a Daewoo 1509B monitor connected to
a Intel 82845 just gets blank and power led blinks with configuration
generated by anaconda (xorg.conf.fc6, Xorg.0.log.fc6-fc6). The same
applies for no configuration file, and also for one generated by
I've also run rPath Linux 1.0.5 (which is, I believe, derived from FC5),
and there things work fine. It has XOrg 6.8.2, and there everything
worked (Xorg.0.log.rpath-rpath) with anaconda-generated configuration
(xorg.conf.rpath). The same configuration did not work in FC6
(Xorg.0.log.rpath-fc6). Also, the configuration generated by FC6
anaconda did not work in rPath (Xorg.0.log.fc6-rpath).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Although the log files are not from latest update, the same thing
happens with everything updated.
Everything here applies for "1024x768" resolution. When I add Mode
"800x600" to SubSection "Display", things work also in FC6. BPP seem
not to make any difference.
What is in FC6 log and not in rPath one:
No idea what's this:
(WW) I810(0): Extended BIOS function 0x5f05 failed.
(II) I810(0): BIOS call 0x5f05 not supported, setting refresh with VBE 3 method.
This is certainly incorrect:
(==) I810(0): VideoRAM: 65536 kByte
rPath's x11 reported correctly:
(==) I810(0): VideoRAM: 32768 kByte
No idea, either.
(WW) EDID preferred timing clock 94.50MHz exceeds claimed max 90MHz, fixing
Whis is weird. I do not have that much video memory:
(II) I810(0): Allocated 52992 kB for textures at 0x620000
Versus old x11:
(II) I810(0): Allocated 32 kB for the logical context at 0x73f8000.
And here... Certainly not right too. IRQ 177...
(II) I810(0): [drm] Initialized kernel agp heap manager, 54263808
(II) I810(0): [drm] dma control initialized, using IRQ 177
(II) I810(0): [drm] dma control initialized, using IRQ 5
(II) I810(0): [drm] Initialized kernel agp heap manager, 21757952
I lied. rPath is not derived from FC5.
And FC5's 7.0.0 also has the bug.
Two more things:
The smolt profile of the machine is here:
When using "intel" driver instead of "i810" nothing changes, the amount ov
VideoRAM detected by the X11 server is still incorrect (64M).
After I updated the machine's firmware, X11 server no longer complains about
invalid V_BIOS checksum, as can be seen in the attached logs. Nothing else
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Differencies between the logs of old and updated i810 driver
The problem doesn't appear in xorg-x11-6.8.2-31.FC4, but it does in
xorg-x11-6.8.2-37.FC4.49.4. The difference that is suspect to be guilty is the
I attach the differencies between the logs of the two.
Hi, Lubomir, could we get full /var/log/Xorg.*.log and /etc/X11/xorg.conf, please?
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Config files and logs from i810 on FC4 and FC6
Sure. Pardon me for not providing those before, I have even collected and
packed them, but forgot to attach.
In the tarball attached, "rPath" basically corresponds to FC4 without the
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Xorg.0.log from FC6
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Xorg.0.log from FC4
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VertRefresh 56 - 75
HorizSync 30 - 69
Fixed that then (NoDCC was needed). The problem was only with that particular
monitor, that I'll send for a recyclation in a week or so :)
OK, so should I close this as INSUFFICIENT_DATA?
Works alright with rawhide.