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Old 05-15-2011, 05:16 AM   #1
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intel video driver crashing


Hi guys. I have the following issue with my intel graphics card. Every once in a while the X server would just crash. I can't tell you what exactly causes it. Last time after crashing it had this message in /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old:

[ 4428.774] (EE) intel(0): [DRI2] DRI2SwapComplete: bad drawable
[ 6303.299]
Backtrace:
[ 6303.299] 0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x3b) [0x80e72fb]
[ 6303.299] 1: /usr/bin/X (0x8048000+0x5dbf5) [0x80a5bf5]
[ 6303.299] 2: (vdso) (__kernel_rt_sigreturn+0x0) [0xffffe40c]
[ 6303.299] 3: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so (0xb728f000+0x1f242) [0xb72ae242]
[ 6303.299] 4: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so (0xb728f000+0x2c089) [0xb72bb089]
[ 6303.299] 5: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so (0xb728f000+0x2d12e) [0xb72bc12e]
[ 6303.299] 6: /usr/bin/X (0x8048000+0xd86c2) [0x81206c2]
[ 6303.299] 7: /usr/bin/X (CompositePicture+0x22b) [0x811578b]
[ 6303.299] 8: /usr/bin/X (0x8048000+0xd1299) [0x8119299]
[ 6303.299] 9: /usr/bin/X (0x8048000+0xcdf93) [0x8115f93]
[ 6303.299] 10: /usr/bin/X (0x8048000+0x27e87) [0x806fe87]
[ 6303.299] 11: /usr/bin/X (0x8048000+0x1aec5) [0x8062ec5]
[ 6303.299] 12: /lib/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xe6) [0xb73b3db6]
[ 6303.299] 13: /usr/bin/X (0x8048000+0x1aaa1) [0x8062aa1]
[ 6303.299] Segmentation fault at address 0x79000012
[ 6303.299]
Fatal server error:
[ 6303.299] Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting
[ 6303.299]
[ 6303.299]
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.x.org
for help.

My hardware:

Code:
bash-4.1# lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0037
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information: Len=0c <?>
	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
	Kernel modules: intel-agp

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0037
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 42
	Memory at fe000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
	Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
	I/O ports at f160 [size=8]
	Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
	Capabilities: [90] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
	Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [a4] PCI Advanced Features
	Kernel driver in use: i915
	Kernel modules: i915

00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0037
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
	Memory at fe529000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
	Capabilities: [8c] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+

00:16.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PT IDER Controller (rev 06) (prog-if 85 [Master SecO PriO])
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0037
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
	I/O ports at f150 [size=8]
	I/O ports at f140 [size=4]
	I/O ports at f130 [size=8]
	I/O ports at f120 [size=4]
	I/O ports at f110 [size=16]
	Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 3
	Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
	Kernel driver in use: ata_generic

00:16.3 Serial controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset KT Controller (rev 06) (prog-if 02 [16550])
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0037
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
	I/O ports at f100 [size=8]
	Memory at fe528000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 3
	Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
	Kernel driver in use: serial

00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82578DC Gigabit Network Connection (rev 06)
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0037
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 41
	Memory at fe500000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
	Memory at fe527000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	I/O ports at f020 [size=32]
	Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
	Capabilities: [e0] PCI Advanced Features
	Kernel driver in use: e1000e
	Kernel modules: e1000e

00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 06) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0037
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
	Memory at fe526000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [58] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00a0
	Capabilities: [98] PCI Advanced Features
	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
	Kernel modules: ehci-hcd

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 06)
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0037
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 40
	Memory at fe520000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [60] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
	Capabilities: [70] Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
	Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
	Capabilities: [130] Root Complex Link
	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 06) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0037
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
	Memory at fe525000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [58] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00a0
	Capabilities: [98] PCI Advanced Features
	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
	Kernel modules: ehci-hcd

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev a6) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32
	I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
	Memory behind bridge: fe400000-fe4fffff
	Capabilities: [50] Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0037

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 06)
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0037
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
	Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information: Len=10 <?>
	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt

00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 06) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0037
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
	I/O ports at f0f0 [size=8]
	I/O ports at f0e0 [size=4]
	I/O ports at f0d0 [size=8]
	I/O ports at f0c0 [size=4]
	I/O ports at f0b0 [size=16]
	I/O ports at f0a0 [size=16]
	Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 3
	Capabilities: [b0] PCI Advanced Features
	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 06)
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0037
	Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 18
	Memory at fe524000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
	I/O ports at f000 [size=32]
	Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
	Kernel modules: i2c-i801

00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 2 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 06) (prog-if 85 [Master SecO PriO])
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0037
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
	I/O ports at f090 [size=8]
	I/O ports at f080 [size=4]
	I/O ports at f070 [size=8]
	I/O ports at f060 [size=4]
	I/O ports at f050 [size=16]
	I/O ports at f040 [size=16]
	Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 3
	Capabilities: [b0] PCI Advanced Features
	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

01:02.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 62) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
	Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
	I/O ports at e020 [size=32]
	Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd

01:02.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 62) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
	Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 19
	I/O ports at e000 [size=32]
	Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd

01:02.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 65) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
	Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 17
	Memory at fe400000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
	Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
	Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
any suggestions? I use Slackware 13.37 (32 bit). I have disabled compositing as suggested in the CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT

Last edited by solarfields; 05-15-2011 at 05:19 AM.
 
Old 05-15-2011, 02:24 PM   #2
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my only suggestion is to create a bugzilla report. That's what I regularly do for intel video. Only last night I updated a long standing flash video bug report. Yours might look similar to https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31611 . I thought I had another one but I can't find it any more. That one supposedly was resolved in the intel driver.

what you can try is an upgrade to mesa-7.10.2 and libdrm-2.4.5 from slackware/testing.

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Old 05-15-2011, 03:03 PM   #3
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Quote:
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my only suggestion is to create a bugzilla report. That's what I regularly do for intel video. Only last night I updated a long standing flash video bug report. Yours might look similar to https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31611 . I thought I had another one but I can't find it any more. That one supposedly was resolved in the intel driver.

what you can try is an upgrade to mesa-7.10.2 and libdrm-2.4.5 from slackware/testing.

Martin
On Slackware 13.1 I was having all kind of problems with Intel Graphic Cards, but it is working great on 13.37.
It only stopped working properly when I updated to KDE 4.6.3, which was solved by updating Mesa to the /testing version.
 
Old 05-15-2011, 03:10 PM   #4
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i will give the /testing version a try, then! Shall I also upgrade the kernel with the one from /testing?
 
Old 05-15-2011, 04:36 PM   #5
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Dunno for Intel but for nVidia it definitely helps to upgrade the kernel if you upgrade the main X components. In fact it is even mandatory to use xf86-video-nouveau in /testing. May be the same apply for Intel?
 
Old 05-16-2011, 10:26 AM   #6
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solarfields:

When does this crash occurs? during moving/resizing an application on the desktop? Or just spontaneously?
 
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I would say spontaneously. Or sometimes after watching videos in youtube. On another machine (again intel chip) X crashes regularly after watching 2-3 youtube videos. I have experienced similar problems with Archlinux before. Only with intel, sometimes X just dies.

Also on my current machine, sometimes after the monitor has gone blank (after the xscreensaver), when I move the mouse, I see the cursor but black desktop, or sometimes my bottom panel appears on top. I have to pres Alt + F6 and then Alt + F7 and everything works fine again.



I am seriously thinking to just buya separate (relatively) cheap video card. But then again: ATI or Nvidia, if ATI: the open source driver or the catalyst, in case of Nvidia -- nouveau?

Seriously, would someone recommend a video card that will just work fine with its open source driver? Price limit is around 100 EUR.

 
Old 05-16-2011, 03:06 PM   #8
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Seriously, would someone recommend a video card that will just work fine with its open source driver? Price limit is around 100 EUR.

I wouldn't touch ATI when running linux, but that may be just my bad experience. I would always opt for Nvidia with the proprietary driver. In one machine I have a fanless Zotac GF GT 240 ZONE that cost me around EUR 82 a year ago. It totally rocks and runs newish 3D games very nicely. And is totally silent while doing so.
 
Old 05-17-2011, 05:57 PM   #9
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One question, did you have these problems with slackware 13.1?

I am asking this, because i use the intel icore3 internal graphics, and I have the same problems as you have. In slackware 13.1 i did not have these problems. I'm seriously considering a reinstall of 13.1.

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I would say spontaneously. Or sometimes after watching videos in youtube. On another machine (again intel chip) X crashes regularly after watching 2-3 youtube videos. I have experienced similar problems with Archlinux before. Only with intel, sometimes X just dies.

Also on my current machine, sometimes after the monitor has gone blank (after the xscreensaver), when I move the mouse, I see the cursor but black desktop, or sometimes my bottom panel appears on top. I have to pres Alt + F6 and then Alt + F7 and everything works fine again.



I am seriously thinking to just buya separate (relatively) cheap video card. But then again: ATI or Nvidia, if ATI: the open source driver or the catalyst, in case of Nvidia -- nouveau?

Seriously, would someone recommend a video card that will just work fine with its open source driver? Price limit is around 100 EUR.

 
Old 05-18-2011, 03:00 AM   #10
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I had them. At least X crashing. The other "exotic" things are new...

BTW, I came across this thread http://www.ubuntugeek.com/intel-grap...nty-users.html

So, in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d I created a file called intel-videoram.conf with the following in it:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "intel"
Option "AccelMethod" "UXA"
VideoRam 258048
EndSection

Of course, I still dont know if this solves anything. I have to just wait and see if X will crash.

EDIT: Nope, doesnt help it just crashed!

Last edited by solarfields; 05-18-2011 at 08:19 AM.
 
Old 05-19-2011, 08:04 AM   #11
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for me help downgrading to ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/slackware/s...4.0-i486-1.txz
 
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:59 PM   #12
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thanks for the suggestion, i gave it a try
now i am waiting to see if X will crash
 
Old 05-19-2011, 06:17 PM   #13
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I was having problems with Intel Graphic Cards which was solved by:
1- remove google-chrome
2- remove gkrellm
3- remove xscreensaver
The problem solved.

Slackware64 13.37
Acer Aspire 4738-6328
intel core i5
intel drive i915 arrandale.
 
Old 06-06-2011, 03:19 PM   #14
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Quote:
for me help downgrading to ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/slackware/s...4.0-i486-1.txz
I downgraded and it seems things are more stable now, thanks! therefore i mark this thread as solved (for now...)

Last edited by solarfields; 06-06-2011 at 03:23 PM.
 
Old 07-12-2011, 08:34 PM   #15
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I downgraded and it seems things are more stable now, thanks! therefore i mark this thread as solved (for now...)
solarfields, I assume that this fixed your problem?
 
  


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