modules loaded are reloaded again

Bug #1034743 reported by dino99 on 2012-08-09
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xorg-server (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Nouveau driver installed, but not found as "additional driver"
and xorg.0.log is showing that :
- xorg is trying to load uninstalled drivers (seems strange, it only should detect the installed ones)
- xorg loads the installed drivers, then try again to load them to finally find they was already loaded (what a mess)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: xserver-xorg-core 2:
Uname: Linux 3.6.0-999-generic i686

ApportVersion: 2.4-0ubuntu6
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,vpswitch,snap,mousepoll,resize,place,move,wall,grid,regex,imgpng,session,gnomecompat,animation,fade,workarounds,scale,expo,ezoom]
CompositorRunning: None
Date: Thu Aug 9 06:28:07 2012
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: quantal
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 NVIDIA Corporation G86 [GeForce 8500 GT] [10de:0421] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:824f]
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
PlymouthDebug: Error: [Errno 13] Permission non accordée: '/var/log/plymouth-debug.log'
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.6.0-999-generic root=UUID=00c5de83-479c-4ab0-9b54-9af0a727175e ro acpi_osi=Linux pci=nocrs quiet splash vt.handoff=7
Renderer: Software
SourcePackage: xorg-server
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 07/22/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 3002
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M. P5W DH Deluxe
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: Rev 1.xx
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset-1234567890
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr3002:bd07/22/2010:svnASUSTEKCOMPUTERINC:pnP5WDHDeluxe:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnP5WDHDeluxe:rvrRev1.xx:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion: P5W DH Deluxe
dmi.product.version: System Version
dmi.sys.vendor: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.8+bzr3249-0ubuntu2
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.37-0ubuntu2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 8.0.4-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 8.0.4-1ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.0+git20120716.f5ede980-0ubuntu0ricotz
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati N/A
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel N/A
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.1-4~ubuntu1

dino99 (9d9) wrote :
Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

the first point is not a bug, the server has a static dependency list of driver names it's trying

Changed in xorg-server (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

hi Timo,

maybe not a bug but what a strange design : instead of blindly trying to load an endless "static" drivers list, it should scan for the installed driver(s) only then load it (them).

maybe not a bug, but what a mess; setting an unneeded long loading time process with useless checking loop for each unused driver.

not a bug ? but what its name ?

Maarten Lankhorst (mlankhorst) wrote :

It's how xorg probing works, all the drivers are a few kb so I don't think there is anything that needs to be done here. It may not look clean but this seems more like wishful thinking than an actual bug.

Changed in xorg-server (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
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