Bug#599927: Kernel crashes when I start X on my Dell Latitude D505
The X server involved is as far as I know xserver-xorg-video-intel
When I install the current Squeeze on my test laptop, a Dell Latitude
D505, starting kdm kill the machine.
This is what happen when I start X manually when logged in via ssh:
X.Org X Server 1.7.7
Release Date: 2010-05-04
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 i686 Debian
Current Operating System: Linux pxe-test0-pre.uio.no 2.6.32-5-686 #1 SMP Sat Sep 18 02:14:45 UTC 2010 i686
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-686 root=/dev/mapper/vg_system-root ro quiet
Build Date: 20 September 2010 03:40:46PM
xorg-server 2:1.7.7-7 (Julien Cristau <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
Current version of pixman: 0.16.4
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Oct 12 15:26:01 2010
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
(EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
After this, the network connection is dead and the screen and keyboard
on the laptop is black and dead.
I was a similar problem with Ubuntu earlier, reported at
<URL: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/592682 >.
As the workaround for Ubuntu mentioned the file
/etc/modprobe.d/i915-kms.conf and changing modeset there, I tried to
change the current 'modeset=1' to 'modeset=0' and ran
'update-initramfs -u' before testing a reboot, but the problem was
Not quite sure what more to test. Any suggestions? I'm unable to get
any kernel messages from the crash. Tried tailing /var/log/syslog
over ssh, but no messages showed up.