X fails to start on boot

Bug #857816 reported by Parag Warudkar on 2011-09-23
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

X fails to start on boot with error -
[ 17.560] (==) intel(0): video overlay key set to 0x101fe
[ 17.560] (EE) intel(0): failed to get resources: Bad file descriptor
[ 17.560] (II) UnloadModule: "intel"
[ 17.560] (II) Unloading intel
[ 17.560] (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

WORK AROUND:
Waiting a few seconds, killing lightdm and starting it again makes it work.

ProblemType: BugDistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: xorg 1:7.6+7ubuntu7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-11.18-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-11-generic x86_64
.tmp.unity.support.test.0:

ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,compiztoolbox,imgpng,place,gnomecompat,session,unitymtgrabhandles,mousepoll,move,snap,vpswitch,regex,grid,resize,wall,animation,workarounds,fade,scale,expo,ezoom,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: None
Date: Fri Sep 23 17:59:01 2011
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: oneiric
DistroVariant: ubuntu
ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes, whatever it takes to get this fixed in Ubuntu
GraphicsCard:
 Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0126] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:21da]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta amd64 (20110915.1)
MachineType: LENOVO 4286CTO
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-11-generic root=UUID=df10b9bf-f8a5-49d8-bdb4-95d9dea4b342 ro enable_mtrr_cleanup mtrr_spare_reg_nr=1 i915.lvds_downclock=1 i915.i915_enable_rc6=1 quiet splash vt.handoff=7SourcePackage: xorg
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 08/02/2011
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: 8DET51WW (1.21 )
dmi.board.asset.tag: Not Available
dmi.board.name: 4286CTO
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: Not Available
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr8DET51WW(1.21):bd08/02/2011:svnLENOVO:pn4286CTO:pvrThinkPadX220:rvnLENOVO:rn4286CTO:rvrNotAvailable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
dmi.product.name: 4286CTO
dmi.product.version: ThinkPad X220
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.5.94+bzr20110919-0ubuntu1
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.26-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+7ubuntu7
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.6.0-1ubuntu13
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20110811.g93fc084-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.15.901-1ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110411+8378443-1

Parag Warudkar (parag-warudkar) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: iso-testing
description: updated
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

Hey parag-warudkar,

Hi, thanks for reporting this issue during the development period of
Ubuntu.

I notice there's not been further comments to the bug report since the
release came out, would you mind updating us on the status of it in the
release?

Are you still able to reproduce the issue? If not, do you think the bug
report can be closed, or do you think we should continue tracking it?

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Parag Warudkar (parag-warudkar) wrote :

No longer able to reproduce - there was a BIOS update meanwhile - not sure if that fixed it or updated packages.

I do however see a separate issue - lightdm just brings up the cursor - in the background the VT is still there and keyboard keys produce gibberish but I realize that's a different issue - will open a new one for that.

Thanks.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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