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Old 04-18-2011, 09:18 AM   #1
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new Intel driver is crashing X


Has anyone had problems with the new Intel driver (2.15)? I've been using it since it was put on current and have been having X crash on me repeatedly or getting a black screen from which I can only recover by a hard reboot. This is happening under a couple of different WMs without compositing (so this isn't the same issue that I was having with KDE and xscreensaver).

I'm using the i915 driver with stock 2.6.37.6, but I also tried a 2.6.38.2 kernel but had the same problem with both.

Here's a backtrace (for what it is worth):
Code:
[ 10161.149] 0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x28) [0x4a02d8]
[ 10161.150] 1: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x60fc9) [0x460fc9]
[ 10161.150] 2: /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x7fd25616a000+0x340b0) [0x7fd25619e0b0]
[ 10161.150] 3: /usr/lib64/libdrm_intel.so.1 (drm_intel_bo_emit_reloc+0x0) [0x7fd254a2eb90]
[ 10161.150] 4: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so (0x7fd254c38000+0x2235c) [0x7fd254c5a35c]
[ 10161.150] 5: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so (0x7fd254c38000+0x27edf) [0x7fd254c5fedf]
[ 10161.150] 6: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so (0x7fd254c38000+0x2a2bf) [0x7fd254c622bf]
[ 10161.150] 7: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so (0x7fd254c38000+0x27af9) [0x7fd254c5faf9]
[ 10161.150] 8: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0xd845d) [0x4d845d]
[ 10161.150] 9: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x2a0af) [0x42a0af]
[ 10161.150] 10: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x2def1) [0x42def1]
[ 10161.150] 11: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x21ffe) [0x421ffe]
[ 10161.150] 12: /lib64/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xfd) [0x7fd256188e5d]
[ 10161.150] 13: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x21bb9) [0x421bb9]
[ 10161.150] Segmentation fault at address 0x79000022
[ 10161.150] 
Fatal server error:
[ 10161.150] Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting
 
Old 04-18-2011, 09:23 AM   #2
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Have you tried upgrading libdrm also (in /testing) ?
Also try using Mesa 7.10.x instead of 7.9.x
 
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:24 AM   #3
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Here it's working just fine, with xf86-video-intel-2.1.5 and libdrm-2.4.25 from testing/, both at x86_64 arch, kernel 2.6.38.3 and i915 module, as well. Custom kernel compiled, though.
 
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:02 AM   #4
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Has anyone had problems with the new Intel driver (2.15)? I've been using it since it was put on current and have been having X crash on me repeatedly or getting a black screen from which I can only recover by a hard reboot. This is happening under a couple of different WMs without compositing (so this isn't the same issue that I was having with KDE and xscreensaver).

I'm using the i915 driver with stock 2.6.37.6, but I also tried a 2.6.38.2 kernel but had the same problem with both.

Here's a backtrace (for what it is worth):
Code:
[ 10161.149] 0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x28) [0x4a02d8]
[ 10161.150] 1: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x60fc9) [0x460fc9]
[ 10161.150] 2: /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x7fd25616a000+0x340b0) [0x7fd25619e0b0]
[ 10161.150] 3: /usr/lib64/libdrm_intel.so.1 (drm_intel_bo_emit_reloc+0x0) [0x7fd254a2eb90]
[ 10161.150] 4: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so (0x7fd254c38000+0x2235c) [0x7fd254c5a35c]
[ 10161.150] 5: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so (0x7fd254c38000+0x27edf) [0x7fd254c5fedf]
[ 10161.150] 6: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so (0x7fd254c38000+0x2a2bf) [0x7fd254c622bf]
[ 10161.150] 7: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so (0x7fd254c38000+0x27af9) [0x7fd254c5faf9]
[ 10161.150] 8: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0xd845d) [0x4d845d]
[ 10161.150] 9: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x2a0af) [0x42a0af]
[ 10161.150] 10: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x2def1) [0x42def1]
[ 10161.150] 11: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x21ffe) [0x421ffe]
[ 10161.150] 12: /lib64/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xfd) [0x7fd256188e5d]
[ 10161.150] 13: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x21bb9) [0x421bb9]
[ 10161.150] Segmentation fault at address 0x79000022
[ 10161.150] 
Fatal server error:
[ 10161.150] Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting
If you suspect to be something wrong with your graphics stack, try these unofficial (GIT HEAD) packages, together with 2.8.38.3 from testing:

http://ftp.darkstarlinux.ro/slackware/xdrivers/

If they works in your system, you can stay here, or try to go back into official packages.

Your options:

Intel video driver: 2.15.0 and 2.14.0 from pasture.
libdrm: 2.4.23 and 2.4.25 from testing.
Mesa: 7.9.2 and 7.10.2 from testing.


BTW. Someone noticed that GLIBC is compiled against 2.6.37.5 and the current kernel-headers package is 2.6.37.6?

Last edited by Darth Vader; 04-18-2011 at 10:10 AM.
 
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:22 AM   #5
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BTW. Someone noticed that GLIBC is compiled against 2.6.37.5 and the current kernel-headers package is 2.6.37.6?
That makes no difference in the case of 2.6.37.5 -> 2.6.37.6, as the kernel headers did not change in any way that glibc would care about.
 
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:49 AM   #6
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Thank for the replies. I will be trying the testing packages and I'm compiling my own 2.6.38.3 kernel to test out as well.
 
Old 04-18-2011, 11:12 AM   #7
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... I'm compiling my own 2.6.38.3 kernel to test out as well.
You already have the 2.6.38.3 kernel packages into /testing.
 
Old 04-18-2011, 11:15 AM   #8
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Yeah, but I want to add a couple of things
 
Old 04-18-2011, 04:58 PM   #9
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The 2.15.0 intel driver was not kind on my hardware with very slow redraw on many screens and a few black screens from Firefox. No X crash though. After doing an intel/drm/mesa dance as suggested I have settled with the 2.14.0 driver from /pasture and so far so good .
 
Old 04-18-2011, 05:42 PM   #10
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It looks like this might be the problem: i915GM: GPU hangup. I have yet to test myself to see if this is the case.

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The 2.15.0 intel driver was not kind on my hardware with very slow redraw on many screens and a few black screens from Firefox. No X crash though. After doing an intel/drm/mesa dance as suggested I have settled with the 2.14.0 driver from /pasture and so far so good .
What is your hardware, Andrew?
 
Old 04-18-2011, 06:31 PM   #11
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What is your hardware, Andrew?
Intel 945GM Chipset
 
Old 04-18-2011, 06:41 PM   #12
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Intel 945GM Chipset
Odd that I have two of those that work fine. I thought that was the unaffected chipset.
 
Old 04-18-2011, 06:55 PM   #13
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It looks like this might be the problem: i915GM: GPU hangup. I have yet to test myself to see if this is the case.
The 'relaxed-fencing' is off by default on 2.15.0, if this make you happy ...

Another is the problem! Give me the used versions of libdrm and for those using KDE(4), for Mesa too. Please!
 
Old 04-18-2011, 07:42 PM   #14
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Odd that I have two of those that work fine. I thought that was the unaffected chipset.
Hmmm.... very odd. I will reinstall the newer Intel driver and have a closer look at the problem.

Edit: Sigh..... I cannot reproduce the problem after reinstalling 2.15.0... my apologies for the noise .

Re-Edit: I spoke too early, a complete X crash has meant I am retreating to the older intel driver...

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Old 04-18-2011, 08:51 PM   #15
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The 'relaxed-fencing' is off by default on 2.15.0, if this make you happy ...
A little

I'm trying the new libdrm and mesa under 2.6.38.3 right now. Let's see if it helps.
 
  


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