Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 679912
[RV530] [KMS:X1600M] macbookpro gnome-shell does not start on radeon mobility X1600
Last modified: 2018-04-11 09:49:54 EDT
Description of problem:
Booting a LiveCD on an older Macbook Pro with an Radeon Mobility X1600 gpu, I got the fallback gnome-panel instead of gnome-shell, even though this chip supports the necessary features and has had good 3D and compositor support with the radeon driver in previous releases.
Running 'gnome-shell --replace' from a terminal window results in 'Shell killed with signal 11' and no window manager.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I'm using gfx_test_week_20110221_i368.iso
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot live CD with default options
2. Click 'login'
3. Observe desktop
I get a background wallpaper and a Gnome 2 panel (mis-themed) with typical menu, applets, pager, etc.
Shiny Gnome 3 desktop.
Card is ATI Technologies Inc M56P [Radeon Mobility X1600] [1002:71c5]
After login, gnome-panel is running, gnome-shell and nautilus are not.
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please add drm.debug=0x04 to the kernel command line, restart computer, and attach
* your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf, if available),
* X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log)
* output of the dmesg command, and
* system log (/var/log/messages)
to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link above.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 480921 [details]
There was now /etc/X11/xorg.conf. This file was the sole entry in /etc/x11/xorg.conf.d/ as 00-system-setup-keyboard.conf
Created attachment 480922 [details]
Created attachment 480923 [details]
Created attachment 480924 [details]
Copy of /var/log/messages
can you retry with a later CD, it should be working fine, I think the detection sw was broken.
I tried with 'Fedora-15-Alpha-i686-Live-Desktop.iso' sha1 9d8bbb62fc9fc3e497cd00fe3134521ef0ef4f7c and got fallback again.
There's a note in .xsession-errors:
gnome-session: WARNING: Had to kill '/usr/libexec/gnome-session-is-accelerated' helper
Running /usr/libexec/gnome-session-is-accelerated manually from the terminal after start-up promptly returns '0' (true).
Was there a newer image I should try?
Can you try one from feb 25
It works here on X1950, thought maybe the fact that this is a mac and with no atombios or buggy one might come into play here
The Alpha Live CD from February 25 (Feb 26 at the link you give) is the one I used in Comment 7.
$ sha256sum *.iso
which matches http://download.fedora.devel.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/test/15-Alpha/Live/i686/Fedora-15-Alpha-i686-Live-CHECKSUM
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