[Intel-gfx] xserver 1.7.0 and intel driver 2.9.0 - how to check, why not working

Jin, Gordon gordon.jin at intel.com
Wed Oct 7 02:08:06 PDT 2009

Florian Mickler wrote on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 11:29 AM:
> Hi,
> On Tue, 6 Oct 2009 23:16:31 +0200
> Łukasz Maśko <ed at yen.ipipan.waw.pl> wrote:
>> Dnia wtorek, 6 października 2009, Florian Mickler napisał:
>>> On Tue, 6 Oct 2009 14:18:12 +0200
>>> Łukasz Maśko <ed at yen.ipipan.waw.pl> wrote:
>>>> I've installed the above combination (intel driver rebuilt with
>>>> xserver 
>>>> 1.7.0), but the only thing I'm getting is a blank, black screen and
>>>> hard lock of my machine - nothing is working, I have to hold the
>>>> power button to turn my laptop off. There is nothing in logs that
>>>> can tell me, what is wrong. 
>>>> My laptop has an Intel i855GM chipset. I'm using PLD linux with
>>>> 2.6.31 kernel, xserver 1.6.3 and intel driver 2.9.0 (rebuilt with
>>>> xserver 
>>>> 1.6.x) and with whese versions everything works well.
>>> What are you doing, when you get the blank screen?
>>> Are you booting (if so, try to boot with i915.modeset=0 on the
>>> kernel cmdline to make sure, it is working in text-mode)  or are you
>>> getting the blank screen only after starting X?
>> I don't use KMS, becouse on my chipset I can use either KMS or
>> XVideo, but not both at the same time. I'm getting blank screen when
>> starting X with startx.
> well in that case you could try to startx and have "sleep 30 && chvt
> 1" in the background, to change back to your console... (or killall
> X, but if only X hangs, that may eventually not restore the
> graphics?) ) but i guess that, because your sysrq-keys are not
> working, that it won't come to that...
> if that works, you can debug the issue further by looking at the logs
> (which may not survive a cold-reset, depending on the filesystem...)
> if not and you have no other computer around, you are probably out of
> luck to find out why it's not working.
> most people try to update various x-server dependencies in that
> case ... libdrm, mesa, xf86-input-evdev (or -mouse/-kbd)  and
> whatnot... 
> ah, i forgot: you probably wanna take a look here:
> http://intellinuxgraphics.org/2009Q3.html and open a bug report at
> bugs.freedesktop.org against xorg|driver/intel  for this 'meta'
> release...
> otherwise the dependencies are hard to get right.

This is probably the known issue for 855/UMS: http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23568.
I've promoted it to high priority and hope zhenyu would investigate it soon.


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