Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 436506
DRM cannot be initialized
Last modified: 2018-04-11 08:11:57 EDT
Description of problem:
With the new update of Xserver/Kernel the DRM cannot be initilized and thus no
direct rendering on the Intel855GM card.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always, even without a config file
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start the X server
2.issue glxinfo in terminal
NO direct rendering
Direct rendering enabled
(II) intel(0): [DRI] installation complete
(II) intel(0): [drm] dma control initialized, using IRQ 10
(II) intel(0): direct rendering: Enabled
(II) intel(0): RandR 1.2 enabled, ignore the following RandR disabled message.
(EE) intel(0): Could not initialize the DRM memory manager.
(II) intel(0): [drm] removed 1 reserved context for kernel
(II) intel(0): [drm] unmapping 8192 bytes of SAREA 0xeea6d000 at 0xb7fbe000
(II) intel(0): [drm] Closed DRM master.
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated
Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics
Device (rev 02)
Could we get full /var/log/Xorg.0.log attached to this bug please as a
Created attachment 297304 [details]
Xorg log file
Here it is. I don't know on which update exactly this happened because I
usually do not use compiz/GL apps. But this laptop used to work very well with
compiz - i have demoed mplayer with video plugin for friends so I am sure it
The issue is caused by the kernel side, with the older kernel direct rendering
This works: Linux localhost.localdomain 188.8.131.52-137.fc8 #1 SMP Sun Feb 10
17:48:34 EST 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
The latest update does not. probably the kernel driver side.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 433728 ***