Bug#483989: xserver-xorg-video-savage: system freeze while starting X
severity 483989 grave
Stefan Lippers-Hollmann wrote:
> Package: xserver-xorg-video-savage
> Version: 1:2.2.1-1
> Severity: important
> After upgrading xserver-xorg-video-savage from 1:2.1.3-5 to current
> unstable (1:2.2.1-1), the system freezes immediately with a black screen
> (no flashing cursor) while trying to start X, without any recoverable
> error messages. Changing DefaultColorDepth from 24 to 16 bit shows no
> As disabling 02_temporary_revert_pciaccess.diff from 1:2.1.3-5 seems to
> result in the same system freeze, re- enabling it for 1:2.2.1-1 and
> dropping conflicting upstream commits:
> results in a working system again.
Is the machine completely dead with the plain 2.2.1 driver? Can you
ping? ssh? catch the log?
I was kind of expecting that upstream did not fix in 2.2.1 everything we
disabled in 2.1.3-5. Let's bump the severity to prevent 2.2.1 from
entering testing, it's better to keep 2.1.3-5 for now.
I am adding to CC 2 person that may experience the same problem since
2.1.3-4 was broken for them. Joseph and Pascal, can you report back
whether savage 2.2.1 from unstable is broken for you as well?