Bug 465628 - i810 fails on newer drm kernels (GM965)
i810 fails on newer drm kernels (GM965)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libdrm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-10-04 16:21 EDT by darrell pfeifer
Modified: 2009-12-18 01:30 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 01:30:25 EST
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failed xorg log (17.81 KB, text/plain)
2008-10-04 16:21 EDT, darrell pfeifer
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Description darrell pfeifer 2008-10-04 16:21:24 EDT
Created attachment 319474 [details]
failed xorg log

Description of problem:

Neither drm enabled kernels nor newer i810 drivers work on my Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop

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

The versions of kernel and i810 that work for me are


How reproducible:

Newer versions of the i810 driver will not work on the 323 kernel.

Newer versions of the kernel do not work with either the 2.4.2 i810 driver, nor with newer versions of the driver.

The various non-working kernels have been tried with noth nomodeset and removing rhgb from the boot line.

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Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

When booting with a newer kernel, /var/log/messages shows that the drm module is loaded and then the log ends. The screen is black and you can't ctrl-alt-F1 to a console.

The non-working xorg.conf files often show

/var/log/Xorg.1.log:(EE) intel(0): [drm] Failed to initialized agp heap manager

though recent ones show

(EE) intel(0): [drm] failure adding irq handler

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
Comment 1 darrell pfeifer 2008-10-10 22:13:36 EDT
(Re)moving the drm.ko module allows kernel 2.6.27-3 to work with the 2.4.2-1 driver. Any newer i810 driver (eg. 2.4.2-9) gets to gdm, draws the outline of the login box and never gets any farther.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 22:33:15 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 03:31:01 EST
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