Bug 489892 - No GDM with nomodeset [NEEDINFO]
Summary: No GDM with nomodeset
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-intel
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-03-12 13:55 UTC by Saikat Guha
Modified: 2018-04-11 12:50 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-06-28 11:27:14 UTC
Type: ---
mcepl: needinfo? (sg266)

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Xorg.0.log (10.66 KB, text/plain)
2009-03-12 13:55 UTC, Saikat Guha
no flags Details
/var/log/messages (315.59 KB, text/plain)
2009-03-12 13:57 UTC, Saikat Guha
no flags Details

Description Saikat Guha 2009-03-12 13:55:16 UTC
Graphical boot not reached with nomodeset kernel option set.

Test https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Testcase_intelvideo_nokms




Comment 1 Saikat Guha 2009-03-12 13:55:57 UTC
Created attachment 334928 [details]

Comment 2 Saikat Guha 2009-03-12 13:57:01 UTC
Created attachment 334929 [details]

Comment 3 Adam Williamson 2009-04-16 23:09:16 UTC
Does it work when modesetting *is* enabled?

If so, we wouldn't actually worry too much: modesetting is the default now. Really, the nomodeset test case only exists to cover the situation where it fails with modesetting but works without - that way, we know the bug is in the modesetting code somewhere. It's a kinda 'backstop' test case :)

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team

Comment 4 Saikat Guha 2009-04-17 00:04:02 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> Does it work when modesetting *is* enabled?

Depends on your definition of "work". With modesetting enabled GDM does come up, but the display stops working if the user sneezes:
- http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=21230
- bug 489907
- bug 473347
- bug 489938

Manually setting Xorg driver to "vesa" and modesetting to disabled fixes all the above issues. But then there is no acceleration obviously.  

So basically, cannot enable modesetting, nor disable modesetting.

Comment 5 Adam Williamson 2009-04-17 16:27:48 UTC
OK, but this particular bug doesn't trigger. Thanks. Just useful for prioritization: we would likely rather work on the bugs in the KMS case, then.

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team

Comment 6 Saikat Guha 2009-04-24 06:07:40 UTC
For anyone running into this bug while using nomodeset on an intel chip, a workaround is to add
   Option      "AccelMethod" "exa"
to the Device section in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. A new xorg config file can be created with
   Xorg -configure :1

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 12:09:25 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 9 Matěj Cepl 2009-11-05 18:22:52 UTC
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates in various components of the Xorg system, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their packages. For packages from updates-testing repository you can use command

yum upgrade --enablerepo='*-updates-testing'

Alternatively, you can also try to test whether this bug is reproducible with the upcoming Fedora 12 distribution by downloading LiveMedia of F12 Beta available at http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ . By using that you get all the latest packages without need to install anything on your computer. For more information on using LiveMedia take a look at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD .

Please, if you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, let us now in the comment for this bug, or whether the upgraded system works for you.

If you won't be able to reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

[This is a bulk message for all open Fedora Rawhide Xorg-related bugs. I'm adding myself to the CC list for each bug, so I'll see any comments you make after this and do my best to make sure every issue gets proper attention.]

Comment 10 Matěj Cepl 2010-02-26 12:25:57 UTC
Could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

[Note please, that this is machine generated comment for large amount of bugs; due to some technical issues, it is possible we've missed some of the responses -- it is happens, please, just a make a comment about that; that we will see. Thank you]

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Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 11:27:14 UTC
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
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