Kernel Bug Tracker – Bug 10235
2.6.25-rc5: Blank Screen with Intel 945
Last modified: 2010-07-24 09:12:28 UTC
Submitter : Justin Madru <email@example.com>
Date : 2008-03-12 12:02
References : http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/3/12/290
Handled-By : Jesse Barnes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This entry is being used for tracking a regression from 2.6.24. Please don't
close it until the problem is fixed in the mainline.
References : http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/4/1/318
Yeah, seems pretty weird. Given that you see it w/o the fb stuff loaded as
well and we still have a few open bugs against the intel X driver regarding
VT switch & mode programming, I don't think this is a real kernel regression.
It's more likely that some timing or memory layout changed subtly and is
causing to to hit one of our existing bugs more frequently that you did
before. Can you file a bug against the intel X driver at
bugs.freedesktop.org so we can track it there? Unless we can find a way to
reproduce it reliably it'll probably take a long time to fix, but we don't
want to lose it either...
I'm still having the problem even in 2.6.25-rc8. I'm not sure if it's a
kernel regression or an X.org driver bug.
I think it's at least related to some change from 2.6.24 to 2.6.25
because I've never had the problem with a 2.6.24 kernel. Although, Jesse
Barnes thinks it's an intel X.org driver bug.
Whatever the problem it's probably related to one/more of the following:
1) Intel X.org driver bug
2) Intel AGP kernel module
3) Intel DRM i915 kernel module
4) Premptive RCU (it's one of the things that's changed since 2.6.24 -
along with #5)
5) I/O Port Delay (I've enabled no port delay)
Other than that, I have no idea, except for some strange dependency problem.
Definitely exists in 2.6.24 as shipped with Ubuntu. I have a Dell Optiplex 745 which exhibits similar behavior at bootup. Only about 1 in 5 boots will successfully get me to kdm the other 4 result in a hard lockup. Check out bug #220135 on launchpad. I am pretty convinced it is a kernel and intel X.org driver issue.
Is this still present in 2.6.28 ?
Same issue on my laptop running Debian testing (default 2.6.30-2-686 kernel built by debian).
If any specific information is needed I can try to gather it.
this bug should be closed as it looks like a left-over.
the mentioned ubuntu bug as well as the corresponding debian and fd.o bugs have been resolved in the meantime,
also the no-modeset way of doing things is deprecated and not supported anymore by the intel driver developers.
Timeout -- current bits are believed to be functional on 945, so please double check!