Bug 856728 - Fallback to text mode fails too.
Fallback to text mode fails too.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 856503
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 855083
Blocks: F18Beta/F18BetaBlocker
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Reported: 2012-09-12 12:29 EDT by Jan ONDREJ
Modified: 2012-09-12 17:48 EDT (History)
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Clone Of: 855083
Last Closed: 2012-09-12 17:48:03 EDT
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Description Jan ONDREJ 2012-09-12 12:29:02 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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot F18 installer using: qemu-kvm -vga cirrus ...
Actual results:
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

Xorg.log output:
(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.

Expected results:
graphical boot

Additional info:
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 kparal@redhat.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.
Comment 1 Jan ONDREJ 2012-09-12 12:32:21 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Jesse Keating 2012-09-12 17:48:03 EDT
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 ***

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