Bug 862529 - Xorg issues after kernel upgrade
Xorg issues after kernel upgrade
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11 (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity urgent
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
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Reported: 2012-10-03 03:06 EDT by Harvey Zabusky
Modified: 2013-08-01 09:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-08-01 09:53:02 EDT
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Xorg log file (44.63 KB, text/plain)
2012-10-03 03:06 EDT, Harvey Zabusky
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Linux Kernel 12100301 None None None 2012-10-03 03:06:18 EDT

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Description Harvey Zabusky 2012-10-03 03:06:17 EDT
Created attachment 620645 [details]
Xorg log file

Description of problem:
On Monday 1 October I received and updated the above notebook with the
following packages: 
Oct 01 07:49:38 Updated: libpinyin-0.7.91-1.fc17.x86_64 
Oct 01 07:49:41 Updated: libpinyin-data-0.7.91-1.fc17.x86_64 
Oct 01 07:49:43 Updated: ghostscript-9.05-4.fc17.x86_64 
Oct 01 07:49:44 Updated: ghostscript-cups-9.05-4.fc17.x86_64 
Oct 01 07:49:45 Updated: ibus-libpinyin-1.4.92-1.fc17.x86_64 
Oct 01 07:49:47 Updated: kernel-headers-3.5.4-2.fc17.x86_64 
Oct 01 07:49:48 Updated: libimobiledevice-1.1.4-4.fc17.x86_64 
Oct 01 07:50:44 Installed: kernel-devel-3.5.4-2.fc17.x86_64 
Oct 01 07:50:46 Updated:
Oct 01 07:50:54 Installed: kernel-3.5.4-2.fc17.x86_64
Since then I encounter a strange phenomena. After restart and login as
user no menu respond to mouse clicks and at time the menu does not appear. I need to open a terminal press Ctrl+Alt+F3, login as root and
run the following command:

# yum downgrade xorg-x11-server-common xorg-x11-server-Xorg

After running the the command I logout as root press Ctrl+Alt+F1 and
every thing is back to normal and remain normal even if I update again
the xorg packages to the latest version.

However next time when I restart the system the same strange phenomena
occurs, even if I stay with the downgraded version of xorg. I have to
repeat the process described above, update the xorg packages and once
again when I am done logout as root, press Ctrl+Alt+F1 and everything is
working again.

As mentioned above I did not experience it before the update of 1
October 2012. The strange phenomena persists even if I boot to an
earlier Kernel.
I am using the default nouveau driver for display.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Dell XPS 15z notebook

How reproducible:
Please see above

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Please see above
Actual results:
After every restart I have to go through the process described above to gain access to my Notebook

Expected results:
I would have expected a normal behaviour of xorg after the kernel upgrade and definitely if I boot the previous kernel.

Additional info:
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