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    Unbreakable Linux 5 , the screen crashes in the middle of OUI install

    926528
      I am having the following issue on uek version 5.
      [root@linux1 bin]# uname -r
      2.6.32-300.11.1.el5uek

      I see the following messages in /var/log/messages

      Xorg:2404 freeing invalid memtype c0000000-c0020000
      Xorg:2404 freeing invalid memtype c0020000-c0620000
      Xorg:2404 freeing invalid memtype c0620000-c0621000
      Xorg:2404 freeing invalid memtype c0621000-c062b000
      Xorg:2404 freeing invalid memtype c062b000-c0633000
      Xorg:2404 freeing invalid memtype c0633000-c0634000
      Xorg:2404 freeing invalid memtype c0634000-c0644000
      Xorg:2404 freeing invalid memtype c0644000-c07bf000
      Xorg:2404 freeing invalid memtype c07bf000-c4000000
      Xorg:2404 freeing invalid memtype c4000000-c6800000
      Xorg:2404 freeing invalid memtype c6800000-d0000000
      [drm:i915_initialize] ERROR Client tried to initialize ringbuffer in GEM mode
      [drm:drm_unlock] ERROR Process 3989 using kernel context 0
      evdev.c(EVIOCGBIT): Suspicious buffer size 511, limiting output to 64 bytes. See http://userweb.kernel.org/~dtor/eviocgbit-bug.html

      Is there a fix? How to get latest xorg, if that i sthe issue?

      Rama
        • 1. Re: Unbreakable Linux 5 , the screen crashes in the middle of OUI install
          Dude!
          What exact version of the distribution are you using:

          <pre>lsb_release -d</pre>

          What is your desktop manager, e.g Gnome or KDE?

          What is your system?

          What is your video card?

          Drm is about hardware accelerated (direct rendering) like OpenGL (3D). Depending on your video card you may have to set specific kernel parameters to work around compatibility problems.

          If you have a ATI radeon video card you can try the radeon.modeset=0 or nomodeset kernel parameters.

          You need to provide more info.
          • 2. Re: Unbreakable Linux 5 , the screen crashes in the middle of OUI install
            926528
            Thanks for quick response. It again crashed while typing the command to get the output you requested. Had to reboot the server again.

            [root@linux1 ~]# lsb_release -d
            Description: Enterprise Linux Enterprise Linux Server release 5.8 (Carthage)
            [root@linux1 ~]#

            What is your desktop manager, e.g Gnome or KDE?
            I believe it is Gnome. I have all xorg rpms installed.

            What is your system?
            32 bit
            [root@linux1 ~]# uname -a
            Linux linux1 2.6.32-300.11.1.el5uek #1 SMP Wed Mar 7 09:40:59 EST 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
            [root@linux1 ~]#

            What is your video card?
            Not sure how to check this. can you help with some commands to chekc this?

            Drm is about hardware accelerated (direct rendering) like OpenGL (3D). Depending on your video card you may have to set specific kernel parameters to work around compatibility problems.

            Is there a link or documnet to understand what need to be set?

            If you have a ATI radeon video card you can try the radeon.modeset=0 or nomodeset kernel parameters.
            • 3. Re: Unbreakable Linux 5 , the screen crashes in the middle of OUI install
              926528
              For video card

              00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
              Subsystem: QUANTA Computer Inc Device 0754
              Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
              Memory at dc100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
              I/O ports at 1800 [size=8]
              Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
              Memory at dc200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
              Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
              Capabilities: [90] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
              Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
              Kernel driver in use: i915
              Kernel modules: i915
              • 4. Re: Unbreakable Linux 5 , the screen crashes in the middle of OUI install
                Dude!
                Enterprise Linux is not designed for desktops or laptops.

                You can try to add "i915.modeset=0" to your kernel parameter line to disable DRM and see it it helps. You can add the parameter during the system boot menu or editing /etc/grub.conf
                • 5. Re: Unbreakable Linux 5 , the screen crashes in the middle of OUI install
                  926528
                  Did that... i915.modeset=0 in grub.conf file. It crashed again few minutes ago. The screen just disappears and dmesg is showing the same errors again.

                  Rama
                  • 6. Re: Unbreakable Linux 5 , the screen crashes in the middle of OUI install
                    Dude!
                    Did add it to the correct kernel parameter line and restarted the system after the change?
                    • 7. Re: Unbreakable Linux 5 , the screen crashes in the middle of OUI install
                      926528
                      I think so. The lines at the end of etc/grub.conf file looks like this now

                      initrd /initrd-2.6.32-200.13.1.el5uek.img
                      title Oracle Linux Server-base (2.6.18-274.el5)
                      root (hd0,0)
                      kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-274.el5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
                      initrd /initrd-2.6.18-274.el5.img
                      i915.modeset=0

                      Added that last line. Do I need double quotes or something? Any other file I need to change?
                      Rama
                      • 8. Re: Unbreakable Linux 5 , the screen crashes in the middle of OUI install
                        Dude!
                        You have not done it correctly, see below:

                        <pre>
                        kernel /vmlinuz ..... rhgb quiet i915.modeset=0
                        </pre>

                        Put it a the end of your current kernel line, which is Oracle Linux 2.6.32 by default, or put it on every kernel line if you like.

                        Then restart the system and try again.
                        • 9. Re: Unbreakable Linux 5 , the screen crashes in the middle of OUI install
                          926528
                          ok from the question you posted, it looks like I might have done it wrong. Sorry I am not a Linux person. Here is the entire file grub.conf

                          Can you tell me where I should add that parameter?
                          # grub.conf generated by anaconda
                          #
                          # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
                          # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
                          # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
                          # root (hd0,0)
                          # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
                          # initrd /initrd-version.img
                          #boot=/dev/hda
                          default=0
                          timeout=5
                          splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
                          hiddenmenu
                          title Oracle Linux Server (2.6.32-300.11.1.el5uek)
                          root (hd0,0)
                          kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32-300.11.1.el5uek ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
                          initrd /initrd-2.6.32-300.11.1.el5uek.img
                          title Oracle Linux Server (2.6.18-308.1.1.0.1.el5)
                          root (hd0,0)
                          kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-308.1.1.0.1.el5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
                          initrd /initrd-2.6.18-308.1.1.0.1.el5.img
                          title Oracle Linux Server (2.6.32-200.13.1.el5uek)
                          root (hd0,0)
                          kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32-200.13.1.el5uek ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
                          initrd /initrd-2.6.32-200.13.1.el5uek.img
                          title Oracle Linux Server-base (2.6.18-274.el5)
                          root (hd0,0)
                          kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-274.el5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
                          initrd /initrd-2.6.18-274.el5.img
                          i915.modeset=0
                          • 10. Re: Unbreakable Linux 5 , the screen crashes in the middle of OUI install
                            Dude!
                            # grub.conf generated by anaconda
                            #
                            # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
                            # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
                            # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
                            # root (hd0,0)
                            # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
                            # initrd /initrd-version.img
                            #boot=/dev/hda
                            default=0
                            timeout=5
                            splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
                            hiddenmenu
                            title Oracle Linux Server (2.6.32-300.11.1.el5uek)
                            root (hd0,0)
                            kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32-300.11.1.el5uek ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet i915.modeset=0
                            initrd /initrd-2.6.32-300.11.1.el5uek.img
                            title Oracle Linux Server (2.6.18-308.1.1.0.1.el5)
                            root (hd0,0)
                            kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-308.1.1.0.1.el5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
                            initrd /initrd-2.6.18-308.1.1.0.1.el5.img
                            title Oracle Linux Server (2.6.32-200.13.1.el5uek)
                            root (hd0,0)
                            kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32-200.13.1.el5uek ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
                            initrd /initrd-2.6.32-200.13.1.el5uek.img
                            title Oracle Linux Server-base (2.6.18-274.el5)
                            root (hd0,0)
                            kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-274.el5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
                            initrd /initrd-2.6.18-274.el5.img
                            • 11. Re: Unbreakable Linux 5 , the screen crashes in the middle of OUI install
                              926528
                              I see the following message in dmesg now
                              Xorg:2372 freeing invalid memtype c0000000-c0020000
                              Xorg:2372 freeing invalid memtype c0020000-c0620000
                              Xorg:2372 freeing invalid memtype c0620000-c0621000
                              Xorg:2372 freeing invalid memtype c0621000-c062b000
                              Xorg:2372 freeing invalid memtype c062b000-c0633000
                              Xorg:2372 freeing invalid memtype c0633000-c0634000
                              Xorg:2372 freeing invalid memtype c0634000-c0644000
                              Xorg:2372 freeing invalid memtype c0644000-c07bf000
                              Xorg:2372 freeing invalid memtype c07bf000-c4000000
                              Xorg:2372 freeing invalid memtype c4000000-c6800000
                              Xorg:2372 freeing invalid memtype c6800000-d0000000
                              render error detected, EIR: 0x00000010
                              page table error
                              PGTBL_ER: 0x00000010
                              [drm:i915_handle_error] ERROR EIR stuck: 0x00000010, masking
                              render error detected, EIR: 0x00000010
                              page table error
                              PGTBL_ER: 0x00000010
                              evdev.c(EVIOCGBIT): Suspicious buffer size 511, limiting output to 64 bytes. See http://userweb.kernel.org/~dtor/eviocgbit-bug.html
                              • 12. Re: Unbreakable Linux 5 , the screen crashes in the middle of OUI install
                                Dude!
                                What is the content of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file?
                                • 13. Re: Unbreakable Linux 5 , the screen crashes in the middle of OUI install
                                  926528
                                  # Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

                                  Section "ServerLayout"
                                  Identifier "Default Layout"
                                  Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
                                  InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
                                  InputDevice "Synaptics" "CorePointer"
                                  EndSection

                                  Section "InputDevice"
                                  Identifier "Keyboard0"
                                  Driver "kbd"
                                  Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
                                  Option "XkbLayout" "us"
                                  EndSection

                                  Section "InputDevice"
                                  Identifier "Synaptics"
                                  Driver "synaptics"
                                  Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
                                  Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
                                  Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
                                  EndSection
                                  Section "Device"
                                  Identifier "Videocard0"
                                  Driver "intel"
                                  EndSection

                                  Section "Screen"
                                  Identifier "Screen0"
                                  Device "Videocard0"
                                  DefaultDepth 24
                                  SubSection "Display"
                                  Viewport 0 0
                                  Depth 24
                                  EndSubSection
                                  EndSection
                                  • 14. Re: Unbreakable Linux 5 , the screen crashes in the middle of OUI install
                                    Dude!
                                    I suggest to change the following part of your xorg.conf file:

                                    Section "InputDevice"
                                    Identifier "Synaptics"
                                    Driver "synaptics"
                                    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
                                    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
                                    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
                                    EndSection
                                    Section "Device"
                                    Identifier "Videocard0"
                                    Driver "intel"
                                    Option "Shadow" "True"
                                    Option "DRI" "false"
                                    EndSection


                                    On some implementations it may help to add "i915.semaphores=1" kernel parameter.
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