Bug 643580 - Fedora 14 TC1 DVD Graphical Install Fails
Summary: Fedora 14 TC1 DVD Graphical Install Fails
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati
Version: 14
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
low
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL:
Whiteboard: AcceptedNTH
Keywords:
: 643742 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: F14-accepted, F14FinalFreezeExcept
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2010-10-16 05:02 UTC by John Watzke
Modified: 2018-04-11 14:07 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-10-21 16:03:58 UTC


Attachments (Terms of Use)
Contents of /tmp folder after install failure (30.39 KB, application/x-bzip)
2010-10-16 05:02 UTC, John Watzke
no flags Details
syslog from installation (99.49 KB, text/plain)
2010-10-17 16:43 UTC, Matěj Cepl
no flags Details
X.log from installation (85.74 KB, text/plain)
2010-10-17 16:43 UTC, Matěj Cepl
no flags Details
lspci (1.79 KB, text/plain)
2010-10-17 18:07 UTC, Flóki Pálsson
no flags Details
result of lspci command (2.06 KB, text/plain)
2010-10-18 14:53 UTC, Gilles J. Seguin
no flags Details

Description John Watzke 2010-10-16 05:02:28 UTC
Created attachment 453834 [details]
Contents of /tmp folder after install failure

Description of problem:
I'm trying to install the F14 DVD through the graphical install.  I did a disk test and the disk is fine.  However, when anaconda tries to launch stage two, the screen goes black as it tries to start X, I see the mouse cursor, the screen blinks a bit, and then it fails back out to the text console stating that the install failed and press ctrl-alt-delete to restart the system.  I am able to launch stage 2 using the basic vesa video driver.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 14 TC1 DVD

How reproducible:
Always

Additional info:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon HD 3650

Also attaching the contents of /tmp.

Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2010-10-17 16:43:13 UTC
Created attachment 453933 [details]
syslog from installation

Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2010-10-17 16:43:21 UTC
Created attachment 453934 [details]
X.log from installation

Comment 3 Flóki Pálsson 2010-10-17 18:06:01 UTC
Me too.  Installing from F14 TC1.1 DVD.  
I think this bug has been in f14 all the time.
Installation works with second option, that is VESA.
After installing then resolution is reduced.    See bug 633565.  I will file new one.

Comment 4 Flóki Pálsson 2010-10-17 18:07:10 UTC
Created attachment 453942 [details]
lspci

 lspci

Comment 5 Gilles J. Seguin 2010-10-18 14:53:11 UTC
Created attachment 454138 [details]
result of lspci command

"linux text" install succeed

Comment 6 Adam Williamson 2010-10-18 15:22:09 UTC
Can we get the program.log from /tmp after install fails? Thanks!



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Comment 7 Adam Williamson 2010-10-18 15:23:09 UTC
n/m, it's in John's attachment; it does *not* have the same error that 643742 has.



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Comment 8 Adam Jackson 2010-10-18 15:31:31 UTC
This should be papered over by the fix to #609245.

What's happening here is that the first client to connect is terminating before metacity connects, and then metacity (or whatever's next) is failing to connect to the X server during the regeneration process.  So it fails and anaconda bombs out.  The fix for #609245 tells the server never to regenerate.

Comment 9 Adam Williamson 2010-10-18 15:50:29 UTC
Thanks. What are the circumstances required to hit this? How confident are we of the fix? (I guess very confident since it's gone into RHEL 6...)



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Comment 10 Adam Williamson 2010-10-18 16:10:25 UTC
*** Bug 643742 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 11 Adam Williamson 2010-10-18 16:12:40 UTC
ajax votes for this bug to be nice-to-have - take the 609245 fix in the hopes that it solves this issue, if it doesn't, document the use of vesa as a workaround.



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Comment 12 Sandro Mathys 2010-10-18 16:17:32 UTC
will we see the #609245 fix in the F14 Final RC1 already?

Comment 13 Adam Williamson 2010-10-18 17:07:49 UTC
The fix for 609245 is in anaconda 14.20.

ajax, you say that 'papers over' the problem, suggesting it's not really a fix for the underlying bug; would you prefer this report stays open for whatever the 'real' problem is here, or am I misunderstanding?

Discussed at 2010-10-18 blocker review meeting, accepted as nice-to-have.



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Comment 14 Adam Williamson 2010-10-18 17:08:07 UTC

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Comment 15 Adam Williamson 2010-10-18 17:20:03 UTC
note for reporters: the fix being in anaconda 14.20 means it will be in RC1, so please re-test with RC1 when it's out. Thanks!



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Comment 16 Jesse Keating 2010-10-21 16:03:58 UTC
14.22 went stable.

Comment 17 John Watzke 2010-10-23 13:11:18 UTC
I tested the RC1 DVD and stage 2 comes up just fine with the graphical install option.

Comment 18 Gilles J. Seguin 2010-10-24 10:07:30 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> Created attachment 454138 [details]
> result of lspci command
> 
> "linux text" install succeed

I tested the RC1 DVD and stage 2 comes up just fine with the graphical install
option.


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