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Bug 455194

Summary: X server crash with Dell Inspiron 4100 (NV11)
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Carl Roth <roth>
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nouveauAssignee: Ben Skeggs <bskeggs>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
Severity: high Docs Contact:
Priority: low    
Version: 9CC: ajax, awilliam, mcepl
Target Milestone: ---Flags: roth: needinfo-
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 17:48:40 UTC Type: ---
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Description Flags
X server configuration file
gdb session trace from X none

Description Carl Roth 2008-07-13 20:35:42 UTC
Description of problem:

I tried using the nouveau driver with my NV11-based laptop since nv was also
having issues...  On this system, the vendor nvidia driver *used* to work prior
to 2.6.25.

When I start the X server with a minimal xorg.conf file, it reports problems
determining the display dimensions and then crashes.  The 'nv' driver OTOH does
not crash, though it does choose the wrong panel resolution.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


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Comment 1 Carl Roth 2008-07-13 20:36:42 UTC
Created attachment 311669 [details]
X server configuration file

Comment 2 Carl Roth 2008-07-13 20:38:06 UTC
Created attachment 311670 [details]
gdb session trace from X

Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2008-07-15 23:35:55 UTC
Thanks for the bug report.  We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.

Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.

Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.

Comment 4 Carl Roth 2008-07-16 02:55:06 UTC
The xorg.conf file is already attached to this bug report.

It's not possible to start the nouveau driver without an xorg.conf file in place
since the default driver selected by Xorg is 'nv'.

The gdb trace is from an Xorg run with the verbose option turned on; all
Xorg.0.log message are include in the stdout of Xorg.

Comment 6 Adam Williamson 2009-03-10 16:28:09 UTC
I note, from the Rawhide changelog:

* Tue Mar 10 2009 Ben Skeggs <> 0.0.12-10.20090310git8f9a580
- upstream update, should fix #455194

so you may want to test that build...

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