X failed to start, failed to set drm interface version

Bug #966871 reported by AceLan Kao on 2012-03-28
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linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

After rebooting many times, the lightdm won't start and the log in Xorg.0.log says
[drm] failed to set drm interface version.

It's easy to recovery it by switching to console and restart the lightdm.

AceLan Kao (acelankao) wrote :

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AceLan Kao (acelankao) wrote :

From Christopher James:
that "no screens found" thing is because lightdm starts X before the kernel module has finished initialising.

From robert_ancell:
(I just cut off the necessary quote)
<robert_ancell> nah, it needs to ask the kernel generally - and there's a signal for "card ready" that comes via udev I believe
<robert_ancell> start on ((filesystem
<robert_ancell> and runlevel [!06]
<robert_ancell> and started dbus
<robert_ancell> and (drm-device-added card0 PRIMARY_DEVICE_FOR_DISPLAY=1
<robert_ancell> or stopped udev-fallback-graphics))
<robert_ancell> or runlevel PREVLEVEL=S)
<robert_ancell> is the upstart script /etc/init/lightdm.conf
<robert_ancell> it's the drm-device-added card0 PRIMARY_DEVICE_FOR_DISPLAY=1 which is what is waited for - my guess is that driver is not doing that / doing it wrong
<robert_ancell> yes, afaik. so the short answer is "it's probably a driver issue".

AceLan Kao (acelankao) wrote :

I tried to make the drivers/gpu/drm from precise kernel as a dkms package, and installed it on oneiric, and the system still failed to boot up sometimes.

I tried to install precise kernel on oneiric system, and it passed the reboot(30 times) test.

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. However, I am closing it because the bug has been fixed in the latest development version of Ubuntu - Oneiric Ocelot.

This is a significant bug in Ubuntu. If you need a fix for the bug in previous versions of Ubuntu, please do steps 1 and 2 of the SRU Procedure [1] to bring the need to a developer's attention.

[1]: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates#Procedure

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Fix Released
affects: ubuntu → linux (Ubuntu)
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

sorry, substitute Oneiric ocelot with Precise Pangolin
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
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