[PC-BSD Testing] Additional log files for bug reports 909, 910 and 911

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Fri Jan 24 08:37:14 PST 2014

On 01/24/2014 11:30, kesa at himalia.fi wrote:
> kesa at himalia.fi kirjoitti 2014-01-23 20:09:
>> Kris Moore kirjoitti 2014-01-23 17:51:
>>> On 01/23/2014 11:27, kesa at himalia.fi wrote:
>>>> Kris Moore kirjoitti 2014-01-23 16:56:
>>>>> On 01/23/2014 09:55, Kris Moore wrote:
>>>>>> On 01/22/2014 05:37, kesa at himalia.fi wrote:
>>>>>>> These bugs seem to be fixed now with
>>>>>>> PCBSD10.0-RELEASE-p4-01-17-2014.
>>>>>>> However, there is a bug in the first boot. I made a new ticket 948,
>>>>>>> but I can't access the tracker right now. So I'm posting in this
>>>>>>> thread to link the hardware details.
>>>>>>> After first stage install and booting the first time. The X server
>>>>>>> goes to self configuration. At the end, it will try to launch the X
>>>>>>> server. But this hangs in a black screen. I was able to launch
>>>>>>> the X
>>>>>>> server and complete the second stage install after adding Driver
>>>>>>> "intel" to the Device section in /etc/X11/xorg.conf while in a
>>>>>>> single
>>>>>>> user mode.
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>>>>>> So, does the X configuration work and let you do all the first-run
>>>>>> wizard stuff, but the login manager fails to start?
>>>>>> This may be a bug in in the Intel driver I've seen, where it can
>>>>>> only
>>>>>> run once, then it fails to start a second time. It may be that the
>>>>>> reboot you did fixed the issue, before even adding "intel" to the
>>>>>> xorg.conf section. Did you let it try and reboot first before
>>>>>> going to
>>>>>> single-user mode?
>>>>>> Also, whats your "pciconf -lv" again?
>>>>> Nevermind on the pciconf, found your old post about it :)
>>>> No it doesn't start the X server at all on the first boot. It hangs to
>>>> the first boot graphical part where initial users get created etc. I
>>>> did several reboot attempts that did all hang. I.e. I saw the login
>>>> manager only once after adding the entry to the xorg.conf and
>>>> completing the second stage of the install.
>>>> Also, I made several installs as I'm not homing to the system before
>>>> the final release and therefore I try to make a lot of testing. For
>>>> some reason, I managed to fix it by adding the "intel" only on my
>>>> first install. On the following reinstalls, it was always starting X
>>>> server configuration which ended to the blank screen and when
>>>> rebooting in single user mode, the Driver "intel" was missing again.
>>>> I'm not sure what I did differently. If "# mount -o rw tank1/*/* /" (I
>>>> looked the tank name with "mount -p") was not enough to make
>>>> persistent changes to the files. Or if there was something else I did
>>>> differently, since I didn't pay full attention on my first install. My
>>>> experience is mostly from Windows so finding my way around is still a
>>>> little experimental.
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>>> That is odd. When it booted the installer it "just worked"? When you
>>> first boot the installed system, did the "Accept this resolution"
>>> screen
>>> ever come up?
>>> I'm adding some more verbosity to the video wizard, so hopefully we can
>>> nail this down :)
>> The first part of the install, the system booted from the DVD, worked
>> without any problems. The second part, after rebooting, nothing showed
>> up in X. It just blinked the text "Configuring X " and couple other
>> similar texts and then it changed to black screen with a slight
>> intensity change (or my imagination).
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> I noticed that the announced RC5 is the same version as what I was
> already using with the latest issue. And it states that it is likely
> going to be the final one. So my question is, how does the process of
> resolving the issue continue? I mean, do I start testing with the
> STABLE images? I would really like this to get resolved because the X
> server has already been working and therefore solution to the issue
> should be within reach.

I'm still investigating the issue. Since it works from install, there
has to be something different happening in the X detection routine at
the first-bootup that isn't via the installer. I'm going to go through
that today and see if we can get a fix in for the final release.

If you could boot the installer, and check the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
it uses, can you send me the very bottom "Device" section? Is it
automatically using "intel" with a BusID of 0:2:0?

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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