Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 436585
X crashes and locks up on startup with i810 driver; F8 X works
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:34:16 EDT
Description of problem:
X crashes and locks up upon startup with current Rawhide when using i810 driver.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot in runlevel 3
2. type startx
system locks up with gray vertical stripes on screen. Alt-Fn does nothing.
starts with the DE of my choice displaying a nice image from the Western US
System works with the following:
attachment contains xorg.conf, Xorg.0.logs for working system and updated
Created attachment 297265 [details]
xorg.conf, Xorg.0.logs for working system and updated (crashing) system
Created attachment 297285 [details]
xorg.conf from the attachment 297265 [details]
Created attachment 297286 [details]
Xorg.0.log.crashed from the attachment 297265 [details]
Created attachment 297287 [details]
Xorg.0.log.good from the attachment 297265 [details]
I am seeing very similar symptoms, though in my case it fails most of the time
but has worked on occasions. The same machine running Fedora 7 works reliably.
Added notes: after getting X to work using the fbdev driver, I am sometimes able
to get X to work using the intel driver (I run Xorg -configure to get a new
1. Updated to today's Rawhide:
2. Rebooted system
3. Got rid of /etc/X11/xorg.conf and ran system-config-display which gave me the
following (after selecting generic LCD 1680x1050) replacement:
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
ModelName "LCD Panel 1680x1050"
HorizSync 31.5 - 65.5
VertRefresh 56.0 - 65.0
Viewport 0 0
4. Ran startx. Lo and behold, the system comes up with a 1680x1050 screen, sound
works, but Print and Ctrl-Print do not work
I have a similar problem on a different bug because of different symptoms. I
found that I needed to do a power reboot after the update to the driver before
doing the startx thing.
It is still broken for me - I can't get 1280x1024 though some resolutions do
work, eg. 1024x768 and 800x600. Curiously, I can get 1280x1024 by having a
resolution that works in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, then using the gnome tools to set
it to 1280x1024.
Actually, 1024x768 also fails occasionally.
Created attachment 298075 [details]
With the following addition to the "Device" section of xorg.conf, the current
Rawhide Xorg server and i810 driver have worked for me every single time (i.e.,
both times) I've rebooted.
Option "NoAccel" "True"
Actually, xorg-x11-drv-i810-2.2.1-14.fc9 from koji seems a lot more stable so
far at resolutions that I previously had problems with.
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