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

kesa at himalia.fi kesa at himalia.fi
Fri Jan 24 09:21:56 PST 2014

Kris Moore kirjoitti 2014-01-24 19:14:
> On 01/24/2014 12:09, kesa at himalia.fi wrote:
>> Kris Moore kirjoitti 2014-01-24 18:37:
>>> 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?
>> This is from the xorg.conf of the installer. Taken with xterm launched
>> from the disk partitioning expert mode.
>> Section "Device"
>>         Identifier      "Card0"
>>         Driver          "intel"
>>         BusID           "0:2:0"
>> EndSection
>> I remember that the xorg.conf of the booted system had the BusID set
>> to 0:2:0. The only difference was that the Driver "intel" was not 
>> there.
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> One last question. During the install, did you happen to pick, or 
> notice
> if the NVIDIA driver was installed?

I did 3 installs. It didn't try to install it automatically. But I also 
tested adding it manually to the package list. Installing with or 
without the nvidia's driver, the result was that the X server did hang.

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