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Intel 82845G Integrated Graphics hanging in Fedora 18 i686 desktop

asked 2013-01-21 15:19:59 -0500

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updated 2013-01-21 15:31:36 -0500

The first sign of this was that on startup gnome started up in safe mode and I can't access system settings from the gui menu.

$ uname -a
Linux mymachine 3.7.2-204.fc18.i686.PAE #1 SMP Wed Jan 16 16:31:26 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

dmesg

[   54.190910] SELinux: initialized (dev fuse, type fuse), uses genfs_contexts
[   54.280239] SELinux: initialized (dev fusectl, type fusectl), uses genfs_contexts
[  973.080049] [drm:i915_hangcheck_hung] *ERROR* Hangcheck timer elapsed... GPU hung
[  973.085561] i915: render error detected, EIR: 0x00000010
[  973.085572] [drm:i915_report_and_clear_eir] *ERROR* EIR stuck: 0x00000010, masking
[  973.085587] i915: render error detected, EIR: 0x00000010
[ 1027.080050] [drm:i915_hangcheck_hung] *ERROR* Hangcheck timer elapsed... GPU hung
[ 1027.084135] i915: render error detected, EIR: 0x00000010
[ 1027.084149] [drm:i915_report_and_clear_eir] *ERROR* EIR stuck: 0x00000010, masking
[ 1027.084162] i915: render error detected, EIR: 0x00000010
[ 1030.084053] [drm:i915_hangcheck_hung] *ERROR* Hangcheck timer elapsed... GPU hung
[ 1030.084241] [drm:i915_reset] *ERROR* GPU hanging too fast, declaring wedged!
[ 1030.084246] [drm:i915_reset] *ERROR* Failed to reset chip.
[ 3049.196863] nf_conntrack: automatic helper assignment is deprecated and it will be removed soon. Use the iptables CT target to attach helpers instead.

from /var/log/Xorg.0.log

[    28.112] (II) intel: Driver for Intel Integrated Graphics Chipsets: i810,
i810-dc100, i810e, i815, i830M, 845G, 854, 852GM/855GM, 865G, 915G,
E7221 (i915), 915GM, 945G, 945GM, 945GME, Pineview GM, Pineview G,
965G, G35, 965Q, 946GZ, 965GM, 965GME/GLE, G33, Q35, Q33, GM45,
4 Series, G45/G43, Q45/Q43, G41, B43, B43, Clarkdale, Arrandale,
Sandybridge Desktop (GT1), Sandybridge Desktop (GT2),
Sandybridge Desktop (GT2+), Sandybridge Mobile (GT1),
Sandybridge Mobile (GT2), Sandybridge Mobile (GT2+),
Sandybridge Server, Ivybridge Mobile (GT1), Ivybridge Mobile (GT2),
Ivybridge Desktop (GT1), Ivybridge Desktop (GT2), Ivybridge Server,
Ivybridge Server (GT2), Haswell Desktop (GT1), Haswell Desktop (GT2),
Haswell Desktop (GT2+), Haswell Mobile (GT1), Haswell Mobile (GT2),
Haswell Mobile (GT2+), Haswell Server (GT1), Haswell Server (GT2),
Haswell Server (GT2+), Haswell SDV Desktop (GT1),
Haswell SDV Desktop (GT2), Haswell SDV Desktop (GT2+),
Haswell SDV Mobile (GT1), Haswell SDV Mobile (GT2),
Haswell SDV Mobile (GT2+), Haswell SDV Server (GT1),
Haswell SDV Server (GT2), Haswell SDV Server (GT2+),
Haswell ULT Desktop (GT1), Haswell ULT Desktop (GT2),
Haswell ULT Desktop (GT2+), Haswell ULT Mobile (GT1),
Haswell ULT Mobile (GT2), Haswell ULT Mobile (GT2+),
Haswell ULT Server (GT1), Haswell ULT Server (GT2),
Haswell ULT Server (GT2+), Haswell CRW Desktop (GT1),
Haswell CRW Desktop (GT2), Haswell CRW Desktop (GT2+),
Haswell CRW Mobile (GT1), Haswell CRW Mobile (GT2),
Haswell CRW Mobile (GT2+), Haswell CRW Server (GT1),
Haswell CRW Server (GT2), Haswell CRW Server (GT2+),
ValleyView PO board
[    28.122] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa

I assume the intel driver above is the right one for this graphics card? How do I stop the built-in graphics card from hanging?

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answered 2013-03-06 22:16:35 -0500

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updated 2013-03-06 22:49:11 -0500

I'm having the same problem, Fedora 18 i686 with Intel 82845G/GL chipset.

I did a clean install successfully, but on reboot, I was confronted with a black screen and only the mouse cursor.

After a while of clicking and switching TTY1-6 and back, I got to the Fedora screen, which was missing all letters, but I could see a button. No text was showing, or the text was the same colour as the background.

EDIT: While I haven't found a solution, I have a workaround that you can try:

  • When your machine boots into the login screen (or a black screen with cursor if you are unlucky like me) hit CTRL+ALT+F2 to get to screen TTY2
  • Login as root
  • type 'init 3' to shut down the graphical interface
  • type 'X -configure' (case sensitive)
  • The new xorg.conf.new will be in root's home folder. optionally type 'cd /root' to get to that file.
  • type 'nano xorg.conf.new' to open the file
  • Find the line under "Device" which says 'Driver "intel"' and change it to 'Driver "vesa"'
  • save and exit with CTRL+X, press 'Y' then hit <enter>
  • rename existing xorg.conf, if any: mv -i /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/xorg.conf.old
  • copy your new file with "vesa" line to the right place: cp /root/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
  • start in graphical mode with 'init 5' or just 'reboot' and let things start up again.

I can't guarantee this will run efficiently, but it should run without hangs or black screens.

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I had the same symptoms and I can verify that this workaround worked for me. If someone could link to a bugzilla ticket on the underlying cause so people can track it, that would be helpful.

ralph gravatar imageralph ( 2013-04-29 19:40:06 -0500 )edit

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