Re: Xorg crash at first start

From: Dave Airlie
Date: Sun Dec 07 2008 - 23:29:37 EST

On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 9:48 PM, Cédric Godin <cedric@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dave Airlie wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 12:26 AM, Cédric Godin <cedric@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> With the v2.6.28-rc7-105-gfeaf384 kernel, when booting my compaq with
>>> attached config, the screen switches in graphical mode but then switches
>>> back in textual mode with an 'irq10 nobody cared' error in dmesg (attached).
>>> If I restart kdm by hand, all is ok (i have my kdm) but the error yet
>>> appears in dmesg (at each X start in fact).
>>> I bisected the problem (git bisect log attached) and found the following
>>> commit as "culprit" :
>>> commit 52440211dcdc52c0b757f8b34d122e11b12cdd50
>>> Author: Keith Packard <keithp@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Date: Tue Nov 18 09:30:25 2008 -0800
>>> drm: move drm vblank initialization/cleanup to driver load/unload
>>> drm vblank initialization keeps track of the changes in driver-supplied
>>> frame counts across vt switch and mode setting, but only if you let
>>> it by
>>> not tearing down the drm vblank structure.
>>> Signed-off-by: Keith Packard <keithp@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Signed-off-by: Dave Airlie <airlied@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Reverting it brings back my X screen at first start.
>> Just for testing, can you try without using vesafb....
>> so remove the vga= line from the commandline or build the kernel
>> without vesafb support.
> I can confirm the problem without vesafb

Can you boot to a runlevel with no X running
modprobe drm debug=1
or if drm is loaded
echo 1 > /sys/module/drm/parameters/debug
and then start X

and attach the dmesg here.

I've some ideas but no concrete reason for what might be going wrong.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at