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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0002223||CentOS-5||xorg-x11-drv-i810||public||2007-07-24 02:59||2008-03-07 06:38|
|Product Version||5.0 - i386|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0002223: Random blank screens on X restarts.|
After logging out of a user session gdm restarts to a blank screen (LCD
backlit but black), more specifically, the behavior appears to be a
random selection of either restarting to a blank screen or restarting
perfectly correctly. Issuing /usr/sbin/gdm-restart repeatedly from
another VT will always, eventually, cause a successful restart.
Failure rate appears to be about 50-70%.
Dell GX280, CentOS 5, fully patched, gdm
Xorg details (from /var/log/Xorg.log):
X Window System Version 7.1.1
Release Date: 12 May 2006
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.1.1
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.9-42.0.10.ELsmp i686 Red Hat, Inc.
Current Operating System: Linux sloth.whitman.edu
2.6.18-8.1.8.el5.centos.plus #1 SMP Mon Jul 16 08:49:50 EDT 2007 i686
Build Date: 09 April 2007
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.1.1-126.96.36.199.el5
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Intel Corporation 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family Graphics
Controller rev 4, Mem @ 0xdff00000/19, 0xc0000000/28, 0xdfec0000/18,
I/O @ 0xe898/3
using the stock i810 driver
default installed configuration
Investigation so far:
- Behavior is the same if using kdm
- Xorg.log entries are identical in the cases of both successful
and unsuccessful restarts.
- With gdm debugging info turned on, relevant syslog entries are
the same in cases of both successful and unsuccessful
- Moved the hard drive into an identical machine and the same
behavior is exhibited. (Rules out flaky hardware?)
- I am completely stumped.
I'm happy to provide additional details as requested. Thanks,
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I, too, have a Dell GX280 exhibiting the same symptoms. I had Fedora Core 4 on this machine and after reinstalling with CentOS5 it started giving me blank screens at random.
My symptoms are exactly ike Albert's. Just wanted to add another data point.
Seeing the same issue here across a lab of GX280s. Haven't found a solution yet but I did notice that the gdm screen will immediately reappear if you push the mouse a long ways towards the upper left corner of the screen.
Seriously hackish work around here:
Uses a tool called xdotool to simulate the mouse being pushed to the upper left corner of the screen just after GDM loads.