Bug 679912 - [RV530] [KMS:X1600M] macbookpro gnome-shell does not start on radeon mobility X1600
[RV530] [KMS:X1600M] macbookpro gnome-shell does not start on radeon mobility...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jérôme Glisse
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-02-23 15:28 EST by Ralph Giles
Modified: 2018-04-11 09:49 EDT (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-08-07 12:27:59 EDT
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xorg.conf (321 bytes, text/plain)
2011-02-25 00:07 EST, Ralph Giles
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Xorg.0.log (41.37 KB, text/plain)
2011-02-25 00:07 EST, Ralph Giles
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dmesg-output (124.09 KB, text/plain)
2011-02-25 00:09 EST, Ralph Giles
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messages_20110225 (317.83 KB, text/plain)
2011-02-25 00:13 EST, Ralph Giles
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Description Ralph Giles 2011-02-23 15:28:36 EST
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

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot live CD with default options
2. Click 'login'
3. Observe desktop
Actual results:

I get a background wallpaper and a Gnome 2 panel (mis-themed) with typical menu, applets, pager, etc.

Expected results:

Shiny Gnome 3 desktop.

Additional info:

Card is ATI Technologies Inc M56P [Radeon Mobility X1600] [1002:71c5]

After login, gnome-panel is running, gnome-shell and nautilus are not.
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2011-02-24 18:38:31 EST
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.
Comment 2 Ralph Giles 2011-02-25 00:07:05 EST
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
Comment 3 Ralph Giles 2011-02-25 00:07:53 EST
Created attachment 480922 [details]
Comment 4 Ralph Giles 2011-02-25 00:09:42 EST
Created attachment 480923 [details]
Comment 5 Ralph Giles 2011-02-25 00:13:10 EST
Created attachment 480924 [details]

Copy of /var/log/messages
Comment 6 Dave Airlie 2011-03-19 04:51:16 EDT
can you retry with a later CD, it should be working fine, I think the detection sw was broken.
Comment 7 Ralph Giles 2011-03-21 18:46:35 EDT
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[1454]: 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?
Comment 8 Jérôme Glisse 2011-03-29 17:26:30 EDT
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
Comment 9 Ralph Giles 2011-03-29 17:59:42 EDT
The Alpha Live CD from February 25 (Feb 26 at the link you give) is the one I used in Comment 7.

$ sha256sum *.iso
7e53e4b9ad58f996a8c0e8ab890b58def77070b5ddafd63648dfd6190644d4e1  Fedora-15-Alpha-i686-Live-Desktop.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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