Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 412641
x11 respawns continually with kernel installed, kdm error?
Last modified: 2012-06-20 12:13:40 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20071122 Red Hat/184.108.40.206-0.8.el4 Firefox/220.127.116.11 pango-text
Description of problem:
When I boot using the specified kernel into init level 5, xwindows/KDE cannot start properly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel 2.6.9-67.ELsmp and kdm
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot with kernel 2.6.9-67.ELsmp
2. telinit to runlevel 5
x11 respawns until I switch to runlevel 3.
KDE should hav estarted
Dec 5 13:11:34 erica kdm: :0: IO Error in XOpenDisplay
Dec 5 13:11:34 erica kdm: Display :0 cannot be opened
Dec 5 13:11:34 erica kdm: Unable to fire up local display :0; disabling.
Dec 5 13:11:34 erica kdm_config: Unrecognized section name [Desktop0] at /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc:1
Dec 5 13:11:34 erica kdm_config: Unrecognized key 'SessionTypes' in section [X-*-Greeter] at /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc:61
Dec 5 13:11:36 erica kdm: Display :0 cannot be opened
Dec 5 13:11:36 erica kdm: Unable to fire up local display :0; disabling.
Dec 5 13:11:36 erica init: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
Two quick questions:
1. Could you provide us with an output of lspci so we can identify the video
card you are working with?
2. Have you tried a newer RHEL4 release (the latest IIRC, is RHEL4.6). You're
using a kernel that is a few years old ...
1) erica% lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation E7525 Memory Controller Hub (rev 09)
00:00.1 Class ff00: Intel Corporation E7525/E7520 Error Reporting Registers (rev 09)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation E7525/E7520/E7320 PCI Express Port A (rev 09)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation E7525/E7520/E7320 PCI Express Port A1 (rev 09)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation E7525/E7520 PCI Express Port B (rev 09)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI
Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI
Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI
Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI
Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI
Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface
Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller
00:1f.2 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation 82801ER (ICH5R) SATA Controller
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R)
AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6700PXH PCI Express-to-PCI Bridge A
01:00.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6700PXH PCI Express-to-PCI Bridge B
02:0e.0 RAID bus controller: Adaptec AIC-7901 U320 w/HostRAID (rev 10)
03:0e.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82545GM Gigabit Ethernet
Controller (rev 04)
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV41GL [Quadro FX 1400]
06:0c.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000
2) No I have not. My RHEL is provided factory-installed
by Dell and my understanding is that I am only covered for
tech support for the factory installed release (with updates).
I think that it is not a kernel bug but a bug of 'nv' X11 driver.
This bug is also present for kernel version vmlinuz-2.6.9-67.0.4.ELsmp
Someone mentioned it might be an X11 driver bug. In this case, whose
responsibility is it to fix? Is someone working on this or not?
I have not been able to upgrade to any kernel past 2.6.9-55.0.2.ELsmp.
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