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Old 03-02-2004, 06:13 PM   #1
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I am running redhat 9.0 (Kernel 2.4.20-6) on a Dell Inspiron 1100 Intel Celeron 2.19 GHz, and are currently experiencing problem logging in, after a crash. The periodic error messages we get are of the sort:

[drm:i830_wait_ring] *ERROR* space: 130984 wanted 131064 [drm:i830_wait_ring] *ERROR* lockup

Is there a known fix for this? and how can I go about it since I
cant even log into the machine. I really appreciate the help.

Old 03-17-2004, 12:39 AM   #2
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To bypass X and log in to your machine, at the boot screen (grub) select the option that lets you modify or add to the kernel parameters. Add a 2 to the end of the kernel parameters. This will boot you to the text console only.

Once you get access to a shell, you can workaround this problem by commenting out the following lines in the Modules section of /etc/X11/XF86Config :

Load "glx"
Load "dri"

You won't have any accelerated video functions or video mode switching for things like games but your system will be a lot more stable.
Old 06-02-2009, 07:31 AM   #3
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Lightbulb drm:i830_wait_ring was fixed by ...

First, we listened to the first reply and entered run level 2. On fedora core 2 that was by typing 'a' on the grub OS selection screen and then adding a 2 to the end of the kernel parameter. We noticed that /root was at 100% used. We freed up some space, rebooted and it worked. We set our own partitions, and the extra software downloaded was placed on the desktop instead of in /opt.

Hope this helps,
Benjamin Gregory
Mr. Birkmeyer's class 6-2009


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