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0018384CentOS-8dlmpublic2022-02-03 22:14
Reporterroom101 Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionwon't fix 
PlatformvmwareOSCentOS8OS Version8.4.2105
Product Version8.4.2105 
Summary0018384: kernel-4.18.0-348.el8 and newer versions make virtual consoles become frozen
Description* vCenter, vSphere browser console, remote consoles (VMRC) frozen/ stuck
* Unable to perform any task on virtual console which is critically important to do local testing.
* Cursor, mouse and keyboard is not responding on virtual console.

This is issue noticed with kernel-4.18.0-348.el8 and above.

Steps To ReproduceLaunch browser or remote console on vCenter or vSphere (any version applies) virtual machine appears to be frozen/stuck on boot, but remote access with ssh works without any issues.
Additional InformationTo identify this problem and exclude possibility of issue being on VMware site, I've downgraded kernel version on my virtual machines to 4.18.0-305.25.1.el8_4.x86_64. Browser console and remote console works without any problems.

Upon reviewing kernel release notes, I've stumble on this notes:

2021-10-04 - Bruno Meneguele <> [4.18.0-348.el8]
- drm/nouveau/fifo/ga102: initialise chid on return from channel creation (Ben Skeggs) [1997878]
- drm/nouveau/ga102-: support ttm buffer moves via copy engine (Ben Skeggs) [1997878]
- drm/nouveau/kms/tu102-: delay enabling cursor until after assign_windows (Ben Skeggs) [1997878]
- drm/nouveau/kms/nv50: workaround EFI GOP window channel format differences (Ben Skeggs) [1997878]
- drm/nouveau/disp: power down unused DP links during init (Ben Skeggs) [1997878]
- drm/nouveau: recognise GA107 (Ben Skeggs) [1997878]

One of these changes might be causing this problem
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2022-01-07 20:24


frozen_console.png (301,620 bytes)


2022-01-08 18:49

manager   ~0038779

CentOS 8 ended its life on December 31, 2021 and, therefore, is no longer supported.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2022-01-07 20:24 room101 New Issue
2022-01-07 20:24 room101 File Added: frozen_console.png
2022-01-08 18:49 toracat Note Added: 0038779
2022-02-03 22:14 toracat Status new => closed
2022-02-03 22:14 toracat Resolution open => won't fix