X.org server crash: mtrr

Dave Airlie airlied at gmail.com
Tue Apr 25 18:18:23 PDT 2006

> I am running X.org 7.0 on Gentoo Linux (xorg-server version and
> the i810 video driver (version 1.6.0) on a Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop (Intel
> 82845G/GL/GE/PE chipset), with kernel 2.6.15 and Gnome 2.12.3.

You build your own kernel? you just chose i830 support and not i915
support for the DRM?'

nothing to do with mtrr,

> Starting X and the Gnome display manager GDM works fine. When I log in using
> the Gnome "failsafe" session, I get a fully functional desktop, but when I
> try to log in with the default Gnome session, the X server immediately resets
> and I end up back at the login dialog. When this happens, the following
> message appears in the kernel log:
> mtrr: base(0xe0020000) is not aligned on a size(0x300000) boundary
> [drm:drm_unlock] *ERROR* Process 8013 using kernel context 0
> So, something in the full Gnome startup scripts seems to trigger a bug in the
> X server or the DRI system. Does anyone know how I could investigate this
> further?
> Cheers,
> --
> Lieven Buts
> Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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