Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 466684
intel xorg driver kills screen (black) and keyboard on asus p5q-em G45 X4500
Last modified: 2009-09-06 03:46:56 EDT
Description of problem:
X won't start with the intel driver, and it even kills the screen and keyboard so that a reboot is necessary. I can ssh into the box and read the logs (see below and attached), but even trying to restart X with the vesa driver from ssh (by going down to runlevel 3, editing xorg.conf, and back to runlevel 5) fails to rescue the system, and Ctrl-Alt F[1-7] does nothing at this point.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xorg-x11-drv-i810-2.4.2-9.fc10.x86_64 (from rawhide as of 10/12/08, although it hasn't worked in rawhide since I installed it here around a month ago)
How reproducible: 100%
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set driver to 'intel' in xorg.conf
2. reboot or restart X
Black screen and apparently dead keyboard. Switching virtual terminals doesn't work, and my attempts to reboot the system "blind" from the session failed (works over ssh though).
Normal X session using intel driver.
Tailing /var/log/messages shows the following when trying to start X:
kernel: [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
kernel: pci 0000:00:02.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
kernel: [drm:i915_driver_load] *ERROR* failed to enable MSI
kernel: [drm] Initialized i915 1.6.0 20080730 on minor 0
kernel: mtrr: type mismatch for d0000000,10000000 old: write-back new: write-combining
Keyboard is a Logitech Illuminated keyboard (new model and doesn't have specific layout config yet)
Created attachment 320151 [details]
Xorg.0.log from a failed startup
Created attachment 320152 [details]
lspci output info
Created attachment 320153 [details]
Created attachment 320154 [details]
I've also tried with and without loading dri by commenting/uncommenting in xorg.conf, and the results have been exactly the same.
Same problem on my Laptop Dell E6400 with Intel X4500HD.
-> I'm using the new Fedora Preview i386
Exactly the same problem like Mandriva 2009: http://artipc10.vub.ac.be/serendipity/archives/71-Mandriva-Linux-2009.0-on-a-Dell-Latitude-E6400.html
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Reporter, please try Fedora 11 or Fedora 12 Snap1. Support for this card was added since this bug has been reported.
Closing per bug 471669 which reports this card as working (not fully, but that's another thing).