[CLE266] Via Epia M6000 installs, but reboots when login attempted

Bug #581571 reported by DAP on 2010-05-17
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xserver-xorg-video-openchrome (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xorg

This is a requested new bug in order to upload a apport dump. I will make the old bug a duplicate of this one.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: xorg 1:7.5+5ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-21.32-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-21-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun May 16 22:23:49 2010
DkmsStatus: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
 Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 001 Device 002: ID 090c:6200 Feiya Technology Corp.
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
MachineType: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8623-8235
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=ab5b1835-d907-43ed-b944-14ed2f35293b ro quiet splash
SourcePackage: xorg
dmi.bios.date: 12/11/2003
dmi.bios.vendor: Award Software International, Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 6.00 PG
dmi.board.name: EPIA-M
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAwardSoftwareInternational,Inc.:bvr6.00PG:bd12/11/2003:svnVIATechnologies,Inc.:pnVT8623-8235:pvr:rvn:rnEPIA-M:rvr:cvn:ct3:cvr:
dmi.product.name: VT8623-8235
dmi.sys.vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
 distro: Ubuntu
 codename: lucid
 architecture: i686
 kernel: 2.6.32-21-generic

DAP (akadap) wrote :
DAP (akadap) wrote :

Old bug that this is a continuation of: #357900

Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2010-05-17
affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → xserver-xorg-video-openchrome (Ubuntu)
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2010-05-17
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-openchrome (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Bartosz Kosiorek (gang65) wrote :

Try to disable AIGLX by adding to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf following line (in Server Layout section):

Option "AIGLX" "false"

summary: - Via Epia M6000 installs, but reboots when login attempted
+ [CLE266] Via Epia M6000 installs, but reboots when login attempted
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-openchrome (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
DAP (akadap) wrote :

I attempted to do what you asked, but I'm not sure I succeeded.

There was no xorg.conf file in /etc/X11.
I created one with the following contents:

Section "ServerLayout"
             Option "AIGLX" "false"

(that indenting was done with a tab, but I was unable to use tabs in this comment, so the tab is represented with spaces here)

I rebooted the system, but it hung with the Ubuntu screen with five red dots underneath the word Ubuntu. The keyboard was still active (I could toggle the numlock LED) but I could not change to a text terminal to login.
I rebooted and attempted to enter video safe mode. This eventually got me back to a text login where I was able to delete the xorg.conf file and get things back to the way they were.

A side effect of booting in video safe mode is that it created a xorg.conf.(something I forget but implying video safe mode) file.

Did I create the correct section for the AIGLX option? Should I try adding that to the safe mode xorg.conf file and renaming that to xorg.conf?

David Tombs (dgtombs) wrote :


Thanks for being patient with this bug. You can create a default-ish xorg.conf using "Xorg -configure". Use "sudo service gdm stop" from a VT (Ctrl+Alt+F1) to shutdown the current X or else the command will fail.

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-openchrome (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
DAP (akadap) wrote :

I did as you asked. (took me a while to figure out that "Xorg -configure" needed a sudo and that it put the new xorg.conf.new in my home directory).

Anyway, with the new xorg.conf, the system no longer reboots when I attempt to do a graphical login, instead it hangs with a dead keyboard and no mouse pointer (apparently while trying to draw the top panel).

I added the \tOption "AIGLX" "false" line to the xorg.conf file, and now I can log in.
I am currently running an update on the system (110 packages to download & update). It appears that the old scrolling problem still exists, but I will test that more thoroughly when the update completes.

DAP (akadap) wrote :

This system is now working as well as it did on 9.04, which is not very well.

Scrolling is broken. If I bring up a window that can be scrolled, and I scroll, only the newly displayed part of the scrolling window is updated, the stuff that should be shifted up or down remains unaffected.

If I play a game of Spider 3 decks on AisleRiot, the system hangs when I move the 4th card (picture frozen keyboard dead, but still occasional disk activity).

BTW, the system definitely installed i686 packages on this not quite i686 machine. If the i686 packages use the cmov instruction, than the installer installed the wrong version of the packages on this system.

David Tombs (dgtombs) wrote :

Thank you for testing and providing the requested information. Setting back to Confirmed.

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-openchrome (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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