Bug 254168 - Intel GMA X3100 and OpenGL crash X Server
Summary: Intel GMA X3100 and OpenGL crash X Server
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-i810
Version: 7
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-08-24 15:32 UTC by Martin Winkler
Modified: 2018-04-11 08:07 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-06-17 02:13:53 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
logfile which might help finding the cause of the crash (42.60 KB, text/plain)
2007-08-24 15:32 UTC, Martin Winkler
no flags Details
this is a Xorg log file which was next to the originally attached one, maybe it helps too. (42.60 KB, text/plain)
2007-08-24 15:34 UTC, Martin Winkler
no flags Details
xorg.conf of the affected system (nothing really changed from original installation) (930 bytes, text/plain)
2007-08-24 15:37 UTC, Martin Winkler
no flags Details

Description Martin Winkler 2007-08-24 15:32:19 UTC
Description of problem:
When using an OpenGL-application like openarena, Google Earth or Beryl, the
X-Server crashes as soon as anything seems to be drawn off screen.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. use Beryl as window manager
2. start a terminal window
3. move it out of any edge of the screen.
Actual results:
X server crashes and is even unable to start again. (Not even the login screen)
It seems that the X server restarts over and over.

Expected results:
X server not crashing :-)

Additional info:

This behaviour occurs with my laptop, a Sony Vaio VGN-CR11S which has an Intel
GMA X3100 graphics card.

The computer is still accessible via ssh, so I am still able to do a "shutdown
-h now" from a remote computer.

I am attaching two Xorg.log files which might help you in finding the reason.

My system is Fedora 7, with all updates installed as of 2007-08-24.

Comment 1 Martin Winkler 2007-08-24 15:32:20 UTC
Created attachment 172427 [details]
logfile which might help finding the cause of the crash

Comment 2 Martin Winkler 2007-08-24 15:34:05 UTC
Created attachment 172428 [details]
this is a Xorg log file which was next to the originally attached one, maybe it helps too.

Comment 3 Martin Winkler 2007-08-24 15:37:03 UTC
Created attachment 172429 [details]
xorg.conf of the affected system (nothing really changed from original installation)

Comment 4 Martin Winkler 2007-08-27 09:42:07 UTC
I also tried it with the most recent xorg-x11-drv-i810.i386 2.1.0-1.fc7 driver
from fedora-updates-testing, but the X server still crashes when doing any
OpenGL stuff.

Comment 5 rizo83 2007-09-07 18:15:59 UTC
Try installing the updated mesa-libGL, mesa-libGLU and libdrm rpms from

It worked for me on an ASUS S62E w/ Fedora 7 x86

Comment 6 Martin Winkler 2007-09-07 23:24:16 UTC
Thank you riso83, this solved my problems too! beryl and openarena work well
now. Only googleearth does not: It is very slow and unresponsive. and at the
console, I see this message:
do_wait: drmWaitVBlank returned -1, IRQs don't seem to be working correctly.

I don't know what to do here, but I think that this is out of scope here - I'll
search the web for a possible solution of this last issue.

(I don't know whether I should close this ticket or not, so I leave it as NEW.
Maybe someone with more insight will close the ticket, or only at the time when
the packages are in fedora-updates?)

Comment 7 Matěj Cepl 2007-09-11 14:35:36 UTC
Yeah, I will pass this to developers. Switching to ASSIGNed.

Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 14:06:07 UTC
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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 02:13:51 UTC
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