Bug 600508 - [Intel 6.0 Bug] X segfaults during DVD install
Summary: [Intel 6.0 Bug] X segfaults during DVD install
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xorg-x11-drv-vesa
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
: 6.0
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: desktop-bugs@redhat.com
Keywords: Triaged
Depends On:
Blocks: 551128 510435
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-04 20:57 UTC by Ross Brattain
Modified: 2010-07-19 16:10 UTC (History)
15 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-07-02 19:58:21 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
anaconda logs (23.39 KB, application/x-gzip)
2010-06-04 20:59 UTC, Ross Brattain
no flags Details

Description Ross Brattain 2010-06-04 20:57:43 UTC
Description of problem:

X.org segfaults during DVD install

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot install DVD
2. Select install from DVD
3. Run media check
Actual results:

X fails, and anaconda continues in text mode

Expected results:

GUI install

Additional info:

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.  

Logs attached.

This blocks testing installation to FCOE LUN via GUI.

Comment 1 Ross Brattain 2010-06-04 20:59:09 UTC
Created attachment 421352 [details]
anaconda logs

Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2010-06-04 21:06:08 UTC
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

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2010-06-04 21:14:42 UTC
Why are you using 'xdriver=vesa', out of curiosity?

Comment 5 Ross Brattain 2010-06-04 21:23:03 UTC
I have to select "Install system with basic video driver" on the Avocent DSView3 KVM.

The regular video driver fails on the KVM.

Comment 6 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-06-07 17:05:25 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 7 Adam Jackson 2010-06-07 19:03:07 UTC
Please re-test with xorg-x11-drv-vesa 2.3.0-1.el6 or later.

Comment 8 Ross Brattain 2010-06-07 20:36:29 UTC
Unfortunately this is an install issue.  I would need a new DVD install ISO in order to re-test.

Comment 9 Matěj Cepl 2010-06-08 14:53:43 UTC
(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.

Comment 10 Ross Brattain 2010-06-08 16:30:10 UTC
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.

Comment 11 Adam Jackson 2010-06-10 16:57:39 UTC
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.

Comment 15 Lubos Kocman 2010-06-22 12:57:31 UTC

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)

Comment 16 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-07-02 19:58:21 UTC
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.

Comment 17 Jack Morgan 2010-07-19 15:09:08 UTC
Verified by Intel Validation.

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