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Re: New Kernel Image



On Sat, 4 Feb 2006 11:39:41 -0800
Kam Leo <kam leo gmail com> wrote:

> On 2/4/06, Ernest <kong_an563 yahoo com> wrote:
> >  New Kernel image 2.6.15-1.1830_FC4
> >  is causing problems with gdm.
> >
> >  After boot:
> >  the kernel is running, but gdm has crashed at the point where a
> > user login screen should appear.
> >  All that appears is a blue background speckled with white dots. It
> > might be that gdm has not crashed, but the boot process has left
> > something in an incompatible state.
> >
> >  It is possible to login to this machine, from another desktop,
> > using ssh. Once logged onto the fedora system and issuing the
> > command "gdm-restart", the gdm user login screen appears on the
> > fedora system console.
> >
> >  What has changed between 2.6.15-1.1830_FC4
> >  and 2.6.14-1.1656.FC4?
> >
> >  Where do I start?
> >  What information is needed?
> >
> >  System is an older Gateway PIII, 384MB RAM, ATI Radeon graphics
> > card in the AGP slot.
> >  X.org detects and configures this video card properly. The earlier
> > kernel worked fine, until the system was booted with  kernel
> > 2.6.15-1. Now kernel 2.6.14-1 exhibits the same problem.
> >
> 
> Your problem was answered in this thread "Issues with kernel 2.6.15
> and other updates this morning". Go to
> http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-test-list/2006-February/msg00179.html
> for more information, then get this file
> http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/testing/4/module-init-tools-3.2-0.pre9.0.FC4.1.i386.rpm
> .and update modules-init-tools.
> 
After updating module-init-tools there seems to be a problem with the
grapgic driver for the ati radeon 9800 (fglrx). see syslog..

----------------------------------------------
Bad page state at free_hot_cold_page (in process 'X', page c193ac14)
flags:0x80000414 mapping:00000000 mapcount:0 count:0 (Tainted: P     )
Backtrace:
Trying to fix it up, but a reboot is needed
[fglrx] Kernel AGP support doesn't provide agplock functionality.
[fglrx] AGP detected, AgpState   = 0x1f004a1b (hardware caps of chipset)
agpgart: Found an AGP 3.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 8x mode
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 8x mode
[fglrx] AGP enabled,  AgpCommand = 0x1f004312 (selected caps)
Bad page state at free_hot_cold_page (in process 'X', page c193ac14)
flags:0x80000414 mapping:00000000 mapcount:0 count:0 (Tainted: P     )
Backtrace:
[<c014d91e>] bad_page+0x8c/0xc3     [<c014e21c>]
free_hot_cold_page+0x3a/0x126
[<c014ea24>] __pagevec_free+0x1f/0x2e     [<c01541e0>]
release_pages+0x119/0x194
[<c0161665>] free_pages_and_swap_cache+0x74/0xb6     [<c015d743>]
unmap_region+0xff/0x115
[<c015d9c7>] do_munmap+0xb9/0xf4     [<c015da4e>] sys_munmap+0x4c/0x65
[<c0104035>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
Trying to fix it up, but a reboot is needed
----------------------------------------------

after that, the system is freezing again!


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