Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 58033
X on i815 "falls" at switching from a X > console
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:53 EDT
Description of Problem:
At switching from a graphic mode in a console, X-system "falls" with
probability near 40-50%.
Such crashes is not observed at set-up of X-system with an option -
preferxf3 of the program Xconfigurator.
But such mode of operation essentially reduces
functionality of all X-system.
my videodevice - Intel (R) 82815 Graphics Controller;
Release number of selected component (if applicable):
XFree86 Version 4.1.0 (Red Hat Linux
release: 4.1.0-3) / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release
Release Date: 2 June 2001;
sometimes, probability near 40-50%;
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run X or startx > x.out 2>&1
2. press Ctrl-Alt-[F1-F6]
X crushed & i loses data of all X' apps;
X not crushed &...;
Te last messages from the file XFree86.0.log:
ipeir: 0 iphdr: 0
LP ring tail: 8 head: 0 len: 0 start 0
eir: 0 esr: 0 emr: 3d
ff7b instpm: 0
memmode: 4 instps: 0
hwstam: 0 ier: 3 imr: 0 iir: 0
space: 65520 wanted 65528
(II) I810 (0): [drm] removed 1 reserved context for kernel
(II) I810 (0): [drm] unmapping 4096
bytes of SAREA 0xd094f000 at 0x40018000
Fatal server error:
Created attachment 41893 [details]
Created attachment 41894 [details]
In the future.. please don't compress file attachments before
attaching them. We've got lots of disk space. ;o)
Ok.. I downloaded, uncompressed, and viewed your logfile... ;o)
It appears that there is something going wrong with DRI. Are you
sure you've got AGP properly configured in your CMOS?
Also, please upgrade to our latest erratum kernel and XFree86
release. Many bugs have been fixed, including bugs directly
related to i8x0 adaptors.
> please don't compress file attachments before
> attaching them. We've got lots of disk space. ;o)
Excuse me, I did not know all rules.
> Ok.. I downloaded, uncompressed, and viewed your logfile... ;o)
Excuse me once again :)
> It appears that there is something going wrong with DRI.
> Are you sure you've got AGP properly configured in your CMOS?
Who in it can be sure except for the "!!!"? :)
For me the standard options from the supplier
(aka "Optimized Defaults") are installed.
There is still mode
"Fail-Safe Defaults". But on my observations they do not improve
stability. Besides it is possible to change options of the
videosystem not completely, and separately. I attend by it.
If suddenly there will occur improvement of PChealth, I
necessarily shall inform about this event the World.
> Also, please upgrade to our latest erratum kernel and XFree86
I also have the same problem that when I switch to a virtual terminal, X dies
and restarts - and all x-based apps also die (in Gnome or KDE). I have applied
ALL applicable updates to my system. I did not notice the error occuring until
after I had performed some of the updates... However, because of the less than
100% probability of the crash, I do not know when the problem started.
It is not dependant on up time.
I have an Intel 810 AGP (i810).
I strongly suggest if you're still having this problem, that you upgrade to
Red Hat Linux 7.3, make sure your computer's BIOS is flashed to the
manufacturer's latest BIOS images, and that you have AGP configured
properly in the CMOS settings. Many users use i810/i815 video hardware in
Linux, and I'm not receiving many bug reports at all. Any reports similar
to this one that I've received have all turned out to be configuration issues,
either of X itself, or of the computer's CMOS settings, etc.
I also recommend discussing the problem on email@example.com mailing list
and reporting back here the results of your inquiry.
This issue was fixed a while back in rawhide. Closing bug as RAWHIDE.
> This issue was fixed a while back in rawhide.
> Closing bug as RAWHIDE.
Thank, but I (and not
only)have not understood that means "Closing bug as
RAWHIDE". What it means?
And from yours
message to firstname.lastname@example.org:
> I also recommend discussing the problem on
> mailing list and reporting back here the results of your inquiry.
but this problem in Aug, 01 I (and not only) already have described in this mailist. To my regret,
the experts in the given question have not reacted. If it will help, the references:
Probably there is any reference (HTML) on this "fixed"?
As far as I know,
till now problem is not fixed!!
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