Bug 505909 - Machines crashes, gibberish on screen [NEEDINFO]
Machines crashes, gibberish on screen
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-intel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-14 12:29 EDT by Ken
Modified: 2018-04-11 03:58 EDT (History)
6 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 09:00:07 EDT
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mcepl: needinfo? (kjh)

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X11 server log (26.49 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-14 12:31 EDT, Ken
no flags Details
Photo of gibberish on screen (1.76 MB, image/jpeg)
2009-06-14 12:33 EDT, Ken
no flags Details
movie of gibberish on screen (5.40 MB, video/x-msvideo)
2009-06-14 12:39 EDT, Ken
no flags Details
output of "rpm -qa --last" (101.06 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-14 12:54 EDT, Ken
no flags Details
output of "smbios-sys-info" (304 bytes, text/plain)
2009-06-14 13:11 EDT, Ken
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Description Ken 2009-06-14 12:29:36 EDT
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1b4) Gecko/20090427 Fedora/3.5-0.20.beta4.fc11 Firefox/3.5b4

machines crashes.  all kinds of cool gibberish on the screen. totally unresponsive: mouse doesn't track, no ping, death grip (c-alt-backspace, c-alt-delete) doesn't work.

Could be drv-intel, could be a kms problem.

Hard to reproduce.  I was just using firefox.  I was in google maps at the time.

In my experience, "flash" content will often crash firefox.  I use flashblock. I use the Adobe flash plug : flash-plugin-

I had just visited http://www.havanarestaurant.net (warning : loud music on this site with no mute button).  If it has something to do with the audio on the web page, it might be relevant that I don't run the pulseaudio server.

Attached is Xorg.0.log and photo/movie of the gibberish.

Reproducible: Couldn't Reproduce
Comment 1 Ken 2009-06-14 12:31:11 EDT
Created attachment 347828 [details]
X11 server log
Comment 2 Ken 2009-06-14 12:33:09 EDT
Created attachment 347829 [details]
Photo of gibberish on screen
Comment 3 Ken 2009-06-14 12:39:08 EDT
Created attachment 347831 [details]
movie of gibberish on screen
Comment 4 Ken 2009-06-14 12:54:30 EDT
Created attachment 347832 [details]
output of "rpm -qa --last"
Comment 5 Ken 2009-06-14 13:11:18 EDT
Created attachment 347835 [details]
output of "smbios-sys-info"
Comment 6 Ken 2009-06-14 15:08:39 EDT
It just happened again.

I was just using firefox.
Comment 7 Ken 2009-06-14 15:37:01 EDT
I turned kms off... I'll see if it still happens.
Comment 8 João Felipe Santos 2009-07-22 21:29:32 EDT
This happened with me, too. I used the "nomodeset" parameter at boot time, too. Without it, Plymouth was showing a dark screen instead of its theme images, and system was crashing and gibbering like the original poster said. Looks like it is working now.
Comment 10 Matěj Cepl 2009-11-05 13:31:55 EST
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.]
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