Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 856728
Fallback to text mode fails too.
Last modified: 2012-09-12 17:48:03 EDT
As reported in previous bug, X startup fails on cirrus card. Installer displays, that it's falling back to text mode, but after aprox. 10 minutes nothing happens. I can see in "top", that my cpu is used by anaconda, but nothing displayed.
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #855083 +++
Description of problem:
Xorg fails to start in qemu's default cirrus vga output.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
todays F18 installer, happened before too
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot F18 installer using: qemu-kvm -vga cirrus ...
Starting installer, one moment...
anaconda 18.6.5 for Fedora 18 (pre-release) started.
15:57:08 X startup failed, falling back to text mode
(EE) cirrus: The PCI device 0xb8 at 00@00:02:0 has a kernel module claiming it.
(EE) cirrus: This driver cannot operate until it has been unloaded.
I can use "nomodeset" boot option to workaround this, but this is not for normal users.
--- Additional comment from BobLfoot@gmail.com on 2012-09-10 13:56:51 CEST ---
Using virt-manager on a Centos 6.3 host I ran into same issue that F18-alpha-TC6-i386 would not boot using cirrus video. MY work around was to switch to vga driver.
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2012-09-10 14:01:14 CEST ---
Proposing as F18 Blocker:
" The release must install and boot successfully as a virtual guest in a situation where the virtual host is running the previous stable Fedora release, using Fedora's current preferred virtualization technology "
qxl is current default, but cirrus is still used in old VMs. I'm not really sure we want to block on both qxl and cirrus, so this should just start a discussion.
This has something with my kickstart script. How can I debug anaconda in this stage to find more information, what's wrong? Same kickstart script works well in graphical install.
kickstarts from text mode do not work currently, there is no code to drive them.
See bug 856503
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 856503 ***