[Bug 10732] REGRESSION: 2.6.26-rc2-git4: X server failed start onX61s laptop

From: Theodore Tso
Date: Sat May 17 2008 - 11:41:44 EST

On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 06:21:18AM -0700, Pallipadi, Venkatesh wrote:
> Can you please send the complete dmesg after X failure, with patch here
> and debugpat boot option.
> http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0805.0/2657.html

With debugpat enabled, the resulting dump that landed in
/var/log/messages was something like 1.6 megabytes, so it totally
overflowed the dmesg buffer.

I've created a Bugzilla attachment of the bzip'ed messages excerpt here:


The patch above was only available in HTML-only mode (and I couldn't
find Ingo's patch on lkml.org, so I had to reconstruct it, and then
forward part it to 2.6.26-rc2-git5). What I actually used can be
found here:


I'm not sure this will be helpful for you, but this should be
completely trivial for you to reproduce; just use Ubuntu Gutsy on
Intel Video based laptop, with a 2.6.26-rc2-git4 or more recent
kernel, and watch it fail.

For me, I'll just locally revert commit 1c12c4cf since otherwise X
becomes more-or-less unsuable. (Getting used to 1024x768 after using
a 1600x1200 display is one thing; 800x600 is quite another, and the
performance using the VESA driver is quite abysmal.)

- Ted
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