On Wed, 24 Oct 2007, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Sorry to be late, but I had to switch to another activity.

I made some tests with the lastest build ( The PC (Dell GX270)
cold-started between each test, since it seems that a simple reboot
reset the BIOS.

A question to the person who started this thread: Does setting the
"VideoRam" option in the "Device" section of the XFree86 configuration
file to 32000 and not running 865patch help?

Test with VideoRam set to 32000 in the config file and 865patch not
Here are the significant log lines (I can send the whole file upon demand)

(II) I810(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 8064 kB
(WW) I810(0): Detected stolen memory (8000 kB) doesn't match what the BIOS
reports (8064 kB)
(II) I810(0): Will attempt to tell the BIOS that there is 12288 kB
(WW) I810(0): Extended BIOS function 0x5f11 not supported.
(II) I810(0): BIOS view of memory size can't be changed (this is not an
(**) I810(0): VideoRAM: 32000 kByte
(--) I810(0): Maximum frambuffer space: 31832 kByte
(--) I810(0): Maximum space available for video modes: 8064 kByte
(II) I810(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 0 kB
(II) I810(0): BIOS call 0x5f05 not supported, setting refresh with VBE 3

What is strange here is the second "VESA VBE Total Mem:" line, which
indicates 0 kB !!!

Yes, that's what your prior logs reported.

Then, if I switch to the text console and back, the crash is still here :

(WW) I810(0): PGTBL_ER is 0x00000029

This is new.

  *** If unresolved symbols were reported above, they might not
  *** be the reason for the server aborting.

Caught signal 11.
Stack trace:
0: 0x808e796: 0x808e780 xf86ShowStackTrace + 0x16
       Module "/usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86"
1: 0x808e8a8: 0x808e820 xf86SigHandler + 0x88
       Module "/usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86"
2: 0x400828b8: <cannot guess>
3: 0x40561734: 0x405615c0 I830BIOSEnterVT + 0x174
       Module "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/i810_drv.o"
       Section ".text"
4: 0x406eb307: 0x406eb2e0 XAAEnterVT + 0x27
       Module "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libxaa.a:xaaInit.o"
       Section ".text"
5: 0x4073c41a: 0x4073c3f0 xf86CursorEnterVT + 0x2a
       Module "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libramdac.a:xf86Cursor.o"
       Section ".text"
6: 0x810ca6e: 0x810ca40 CMapEnterVT + 0x2e
       Module "/usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86"
7: 0x810a7ec: 0x810a7c0 xf86XVEnterVT + 0x2c
       Module "/usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86"
8: 0x808eb9f: 0x808e8c0 xf86VTSwitch + 0x2df
       Module "/usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86"
9: 0x808e6ae: 0x808e4f0 xf86Wakeup + 0x1be
       Module "/usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86"
10: 0x80c645c: 0x80c6420 WakeupHandler + 0x3c
       Module "/usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86"
11: 0x80e196a: 0x80e15b0 WaitForSomething + 0x3ba
       Module "/usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86"
12: 0x80c00b4: 0x80c0040 Dispatch + 0x74
       Module "/usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86"
13: 0x80d10cb: 0x80d0b30 main + 0x59b
       Module "/usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86"

Fatal server error:
Server aborting

After the crash (without reboot), X starts again (since it's respawned by
and here are again the significant log lines :

(WW) I810(0): Bad V_BIOS checksum
(II) I810(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 0 kB
(WW) I810(0): Detected stolen memory (8000 kB) doesn't match what the BIOS
reports (0 kB)
(II) UnloadSubModule: "int10"
(II) Loading sub module "int10"
(II) I810(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 12288 kB
(II) I810(0): Tweak BIOS image to 12288 kB VideoRAM
(==) I810(0): VideoRAM: 65536 kByte
(--) I810(0): Maximum frambuffer space: 65368 kByte
(--) I810(0): Maximum space available for video modes: 12288 kByte
(WW) I810(0): Extended BIOS function 0x5f05 failed.

So I think the 865patch is still need for the 865G on the Dell GX270.

This is not a problem for me, as I previoulsy stated, since at
time (RedHat's anaconda), the Video Memory isn't always correctly detected
(and it's perhaps to confusing for the end-user).
So I prefer not to use this configuration option and use the 865patch.

Indeed.  The problem is that zero isn't recognised as a valid
TweakMemorySize() return.  The attached, which I've already committed,
should fix this.

I'm not sure, since every time I don't use the 865patch, with or without
the VideoRam parameter, I get these messages on the second int10 launch
(before drmOpenDevice).

(WW) I810(0): Bad V_BIOS checksum
(II) I810(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 0 kB

And the crash still occurs after switch to text console and back.

Please post the _complete_ log.


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