Bug 338531 - Xorg fails to start on Intel G33
Summary: Xorg fails to start on Intel G33
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-i810   
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Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Adam Jackson
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Reported: 2007-10-18 18:18 UTC by John W. Lockhart
Modified: 2018-04-11 08:40 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:19:31 UTC
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Intel G33 log, F8T3-i686-KDE LiveCD (40.81 KB, text/plain)
2007-10-18 18:18 UTC, John W. Lockhart
no flags Details
Log when started with BIOS 1MB-VideoRAM setting (44.62 KB, patch)
2007-10-19 08:52 UTC, John W. Lockhart
no flags Details | Diff

Description John W. Lockhart 2007-10-18 18:18:56 UTC
Description of problem:
Xorg fails to start on Intel G33.  Logfile attached.

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

Log is from the F8T3 LiveCD, i686-KDE flavor, on a Core2Duo E6850
system, Gigabyte motherboard, booting off a SATA DVD-RW.

Also tried the x86_64 installation disk, and it failed to start X,
as well; but I didn't catch the log there.

Comment 1 John W. Lockhart 2007-10-18 18:18:56 UTC
Created attachment 231361 [details]
Intel G33 log, F8T3-i686-KDE LiveCD

Comment 2 John W. Lockhart 2007-10-19 08:51:04 UTC
The first attempt was made with a BIOS setting of using 8MB for video RAM, plus
"1~2 GTT".  rhgb came up okay from the livecd, but not the X server.

I have now tried it with a 1MB setting for video RAM -- rhgb came up in much
lower resolution/depth, and X started -- but not useably.  Approximately 2 lines
of a Konsole on the display were viewable -- everything else was a nightmare of
misdrawn rectangles, video artifacts, and dancing vertical stripes.

"it" is the F8T3 i686-KDE LiveCD again.

Those are the only 2 settings in this particular BIOS.

I'll attach the X Log from this attempt in case the contrast is at all useful.

Comment 3 John W. Lockhart 2007-10-19 08:52:56 UTC
Created attachment 232361 [details]
Log when started with BIOS 1MB-VideoRAM setting

Comment 4 Dave Airlie 2007-10-20 19:45:07 UTC
hmm if rhgb comes up okay I can't see why X wouldn't .. maybe you could disable
rhgb and see if X starts.. 

the 1MB is a known issue so please try with the 8MB..

Comment 5 John W. Lockhart 2007-10-21 09:36:34 UTC
I'll give that a try.

The hardware is a Gigabyte GA-G33M-DS2R motherboard with BIOS rev F4.  There are
2 subsequent BIOS revisions, neither of which claims to address any graphics
issues (but which take away at least one feature found in F4).  I won't be
messing with the BIOS unless/until I find a way to restore this revision, which
for some reason isn't on the manufacturer's site any more -- just in case other
revisions don't work as well.

Comment 6 Matěj Cepl 2007-10-22 19:14:35 UTC
Setting to NEEDINFO just so that we don't forget there is something to expect
from you.

Comment 7 John W. Lockhart 2007-10-25 18:49:12 UTC
Re comment 5 and 6 -- I've tried removing the "rhgb quiet" from the boot lines
of the i386 KDE-Live CD.  No change, still fails the same way in the log.

Also tried with the regular x86_64 LiveCD (burned to a DVD), with and without
rhgb in the boot command.  Still fails the same way.

Not sure what to try next.

Comment 8 John W. Lockhart 2007-10-25 18:50:12 UTC
Er, I meant the F8T3 i686 KDE LiveCD in comment 7, the same one I started out with.

Comment 9 chris.gow 2007-12-28 06:02:56 UTC
I have a similar problem on my computer although I was able to install fedora 
8. When I need to reboot to complete the installation, that's when X fails 
with the same error as the original poster. My hardware is:
Intel Quad Core Q6600
Gigabyte GA-G33M-S2H

Judging from some searches, it looks like this is a pretty common situation 
for this video chipset. The driver looks for a /dev/agpgart device which 
appears to not exist for motherboards that don't have apg ports (makes sense)

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