Bug 244416 - intel experimental video driver crashes system
Summary: intel experimental video driver crashes system
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-i810
Version: 7
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-06-15 15:02 UTC by Bryan Che
Modified: 2018-04-11 19:36 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-06-02 18:16:18 UTC
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Description Bryan Che 2007-06-15 15:02:45 UTC
Description of problem:

When using the Intel experimental video driver on my thinkpad T60 with intel 945
gm, often my system will freeze, and the screen will show a bunch of gray block
on a black screen moving around.  If I switch to the 810 drivers, I don't have
this issue.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

not very--this is intermittent.  However, it happens usually on logout or system

Steps to Reproduce:
1. logout or shutdown
Actual results:

system freezes with lots of gray blocks on a black screen

Expected results:
successful logout or shutdown

Additional info:

Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2007-06-15 15:36:27 UTC
Thanks for the bug report.  We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.

Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.

Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.

Comment 2 Bryan Che 2007-06-21 23:14:02 UTC
See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=243760 for the
requested attachments

Comment 3 Tomas Janousek 2007-11-08 21:34:18 UTC
Just a note that I'm able to reproduce this in nearly 100 % of cases using the
xrandr command as described here:

And it seems they fixed this upstream. I haven't tested it yet, though. (and I'm
not running Fedora on this HW, anyway)
Should be commit eecd3ccedee6c4acf101591f7e60673660379e62 in master branch of
xf86-video-intel. (I wanted to paste a link to gitweb, but gitweb.fd.o seems dead)

Comment 4 Jesse Barnes 2008-01-10 22:59:33 UTC
Yeah, 9xx should be pretty solid at this point.  Please retest when you can 
and update the bug.

Comment 5 Tomas Janousek 2008-01-14 10:12:39 UTC
(as far as I'm concerned, that single patch -- which I applied manually -- fixed
all my problems and X+intel have been really solid since)

Comment 6 Jesse Barnes 2008-01-18 02:27:54 UTC
Tomas, I know this isn't really a Fedora issue at this point since you 
manually applied the patch, but I wonder if you could test upstream git?  I 
made some changes in this area recently and hopefully things will still work 
for you.  If not, I'd definitely appreciate if you could file a bug at 
freedesktop.org against the intel driver for the problem.


Comment 7 Tomas Janousek 2008-01-28 15:42:07 UTC
I updated to latest git and things seem to work. If they stop, I'll make a note
about it :)

Comment 8 Matěj Cepl 2008-01-28 17:15:31 UTC
I guess, this is not NEEDINFO anymore.

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Comment 10 Peter van Egdom 2008-06-02 18:16:18 UTC
Thank you for the bug report. Closing bug as per comment #7.

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