Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 977060
Last modified: 2015-02-17 10:39:51 EST
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Description of problem:
I wanted to try Fedora 19 (Beta) on this MacBook Pro ("MacBookPro5,5"). Booting seems fine, but when it tried to start X11, the display just showed a gray surface, with intermittent blue and green lines flickering. On top and on the bottom of the screen there were gray/black stipes, kinda hard to describe and I didn't catch a picture. But it was very discomforting :-\
Anyway, X11 started, login went OK, after clicking around 1 minute (see the log), a newly opened terminal window wasn't reacting quite well: I couldn't resize it any more, I could still move the mouse but it was stuttering, as if the machine was incredibly busy or so. But it wasn't - and then I got logged out and was able to login again. According to Xorg.0.log, X11 crashed with a segfault.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -qa | egrep '^kernel|nouv'
don't know, yet.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Fedora F19 Beta off Live CD
2. Login to Xorg
Should not crash :-)
The errors in the kernel log look at lot like bug 845965. And the screen corruption just when X11 was starting look like bug 924385. But not quite, hence this new bug.
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lspci -nn -vvv
Just after filling out this report, Xorg crashed again, 30min after boot.
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lspci -nn -vvv
Rebooted with "drm.debug=14 log_buf_len=16M", the same "weird" screen appears, just before X11 starts. Got a picture this time, will upload later.
Started "Terminal", and after a few seconds the screen froze again - was remained frozen for ~2 minutes when I suspected it will crash again. But it didn't crash, it just resumed as if nothing happened. Similar TRAP messages in dmesg, to be attached.
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dmesg, with drm.debug=14 log_buf_len=16M
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Fedora 19 booting
I'm uploading this video to show the garbled screen I tried to describe earlier. While this bug report is about X11 crashing, maybe this is screen behaviour is a sign of something going wrong early on.
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