Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 600508
[Intel 6.0 Bug] X segfaults during DVD install
Last modified: 2010-07-19 12:10:30 EDT
Description of problem:
X.org segfaults during DVD install
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot install DVD
2. Select install from DVD
3. Run media check
X fails, and anaconda continues in text mode
Only fails with physical DVD install. DVD passes media check.
When installing via FTP with the exact same ISO image as was used to create the DVD, the GUI install works.
This blocks testing installation to FCOE LUN via GUI.
Created attachment 421352 [details]
X segfaults are typically not anaconda bugs.
0: Xorg (xorg_backtrace+0x28) [0x4adf38]
1: Xorg (0x400000+0x629e9) [0x4629e9]
2: /lib64/libpthread.so.0 (0x7f3f1b889000+0xf440) [0x7f3f1b898440]
3: Xorg (DamageUnregister+0x53) [0x4de543]
4: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/libshadow.so (shadowRemove+0x33) [0x7f3f17e522c3]
5: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/libshadow.so (0x7f3f17e51000+0x1784) [0x7f3f17e52784]
6: Xorg (0x400000+0xafc29) [0x4afc29]
7: Xorg (0x400000+0x152f0c) [0x552f0c]
8: Xorg (0x400000+0x2209c) [0x42209c]
9: /lib64/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xfd) [0x7f3f1a4dac5d]
10: Xorg (0x400000+0x21bb9) [0x421bb9]
Segmentation fault at address (nil)
Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting
Why are you using 'xdriver=vesa', out of curiosity?
I have to select "Install system with basic video driver" on the Avocent DSView3 KVM.
The regular video driver fails on the KVM.
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Please re-test with xorg-x11-drv-vesa 2.3.0-1.el6 or later.
Unfortunately this is an install issue. I would need a new DVD install ISO in order to re-test.
(In reply to comment #8)
> Unfortunately this is an install issue. I would need a new DVD install ISO in
> order to re-test.
Well, you can install in a text mode, then upgrade and reboot ... it should test xorg-x11-* packages as well.
Thank you for helping us to make RHEL better.
We are testing installation to a FCoE LUN through the Specialized Storage Devices option. This is only available from the GUI anaconda installer.
We would like to be able to test a full DVD install to FCoE LUN. For that we would need a new installation ISO with a working anaconda GUI.
Thank you for your help.
This is an identical backtrace to bug #551418, so I'm calling this MODIFIED. The next compose should pick up the new version of the vesa driver.
I made few runs of RHEL6.0-20100620 dvd installations by using vesa driver and no segfault was detected at all.
Moving to verified
Used machine Thinkpad T400 (intel)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Beta 2 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.
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