Bug 805804 - Doesn't draw properly in a virtual machine
Doesn't draw properly in a virtual machine
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-03-22 04:11 EDT by Milan Crha
Modified: 2012-04-12 05:03 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: mesa-8.0.2-2,gdm-
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Last Closed: 2012-04-12 05:03:11 EDT
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2012-03-22 04:11 EDT, Milan Crha
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Description Milan Crha 2012-03-22 04:11:23 EDT
Created attachment 571932 [details]

I have installed Fedora 17, up to date as of yesterday, and since its very beginning the gdb doesn't draw properly (see attached screenshot). The same error does gnome-shell, thus I run a fallback mode. The installation is done in a virtual machine on Fedora 16. What details are you interested in?
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2012-04-11 20:13:58 EDT
What graphics ?
Comment 2 Milan Crha 2012-04-12 02:54:46 EDT
The Virtual Machine says:
   VESA: VGABIOS Cirrus extension
while the host says:
   Intel® Ironlake Mobile
(both took from System Info dialog)
Comment 3 Milan Crha 2012-04-12 03:13:54 EDT
Err, I did a 'yum update' on my F17 VM and I cannot login into gdm any more, I just get a black screen and all but TTY1 gives me the same black screen, no login prompt. The TTY1 shows only the bar of loaded F17 and nothing else:


this is getting better and better :-/
Comment 4 Milan Crha 2012-04-12 05:03:11 EDT
OK, after some investigation, the yum update brought in mesa-8.0.2-2.fc17 and gdm-, apart of kernel and couple other packages. I thought it's due to mesa, thus I downgraded it (not that it was easy), but no, still black screen. Then I downgraded gdm and I got working login screen, even with the background being painted as expected. I tried to install gdm- too (it's not part of yum repos for me yet), and it worked too, thus I would say the combination of mesa-8.0.2-2.fc17 and gdm- makes this work again.

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