Description of problem:
Just to make sure - this is NOT bug 753149 as no caribou packages, of any kind, are installed.
After an upgrade of a working system to Fedora 16 the following happens:
- plymouth starts a graphical display during a startup and goes for a while
- at some moment screen goes totally black and stays like that for a considerable period of time
- SE corner of "busy" indicator shows up in a upper left corner of a black screen; it stays there for a moment and the whole thing crashes
- this "try and crash" cycle is repeated six or seven times (different number on different tries)
- failing gdm gives up and not much can be done
- in log files the following appears:
[ 45.218437] gnome-session trap int3 ip:7ffe00d2d2c3 sp:7fffc2e79810 error:0
[ 46.277087] gnome-session trap int3 ip:7fed175a72c3 sp:7fff2e2ae3f0 error:0
[ 47.289778] gnome-session trap int3 ip:7ffad09442c3 sp:7fff00a821a0 error:0
[ 48.308060] gnome-session trap int3 ip:7f8fe22812c3 sp:7fff64940ee0 error:0
[ 49.324129] gnome-session trap int3 ip:7f7ee5d912c3 sp:7fff77954970 error:0
[ 50.324058] gnome-session trap int3 ip:7f0ca6f292c3 sp:7fff16f1a310 error:0
[ 51.317747] gnome-session trap int3 ip:7f1d310f12c3 sp:7fffedc5a450 error:0
- abrtd.service is running but it does not register anything at all.
X server is functional because after booting to level 3 one can do 'startx' and to get an expected picture. Also replacing broken gdm-220.127.116.11-8.fc16.x86_64
with gdm-2.20.11-2 (recompiled for F16) brings up an expected login screen, even if plymouth still screws up, and one can login on a desktop.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gdm which displays at least something
Running on the same hardware Fedora 15 installation with gdm-3.0.4-1.fc15.x86_64 brings up a login screen too.
Created attachment 537254 [details]
Xorg.0.log from a failed attempt to bring up gdm
On every try with gdm-18.104.22.168-8.fc16 I collect more of these like Xorg.1.log, Xorg.2.log .... and up to Xorg.6.log but they all really look the same.
Oh, and passing as a boot argument rd_NO_PLYMOUTH prevents plymouth from misbehaving but does not change at all what gdm is doing.
With various updates (in particular kernel-3.1.5-1.fc16.x86_64 and newer xorg-x11-drv-ati) but the same gdm-22.214.171.124-8.fc16 and the same xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.11.2-3.fc16 gdm at least bothers to start.
There is the same quarter of a "busy" indicator in the upper left hand corner and modelines are probed and printed _six_ times but eventually a login screen appears. This is how this looks in logs:
# grep gathered /var/log/Xorg.0.log
[ 41.083] (II) RADEON(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
[ 49.161] (II) RADEON(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
[ 49.248] (II) RADEON(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
[ 49.319] (II) RADEON(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
[ 49.405] (II) RADEON(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
[ 49.474] (II) RADEON(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
None of that in logs when using old gdm-2.20.11 and a login screen appears quite faster
Created attachment 547017 [details]
Xorg.0.log with gdm-126.96.36.199-8.fc16
This is in the current configuration after assorted updates.
Created attachment 547022 [details]
Xorg.0.log with gdm-2.20.11
This is for comparison. The same hardware/software as the above with gdm replaced and only pulseaudio-gdm-hooks removed due to dependencies.
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