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FS#41683 - [linux] render ring initialization fails with some intergreated video devices (patch included)

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by John (graysky) - Sunday, 24 August 2014, 21:54 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Monday, 12 January 2015, 11:28 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Thomas B├Ąchler (brain0)
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 3
Private No


Some Intel interrogated video hardware is rendered useless by a recent kernel bug. On my system, useless means X is a black screen on my Intel GMA X4500HD. Others have reported this bug with newer hardware as well.[1] Upstream has a patch which was submitted to the stable team on Aug 7th, but I find no traces of it in the stable queue.[2] The developer himself mentioned on Aug 7th, that it will get backported to stable kernels eventually, I think we should consider it important enough to add to our kernel until it is accepted.[3]

The error is reported in dmesg:

[drm:init_ring_common] *ERROR* render ring initialization failed ctl 0001f001 (valid? 1) head 00000298 tail 00000000 start 001d8000 [expected 001d8000]
[drm:i915_gem_init] *ERROR* Failed to initialize GPU, declaring it wedged

Upstream report:
Upstream patch:


Additional info:
* package version(s) 3.16.1-1
* config and/or log files etc.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Run the affected hardware and boot the machine.
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Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Monday, 12 January 2015, 11:28 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by John (graysky) - Thursday, 02 October 2014, 14:00 GMT
  • Field changed: Percent Complete (100% → 0%)
This bug is not the same as  FS#41573  or  FS#41045  but is related. This patch does indeed fix the wedged status of intel hardware as I reported. Please reopen and consider adding it since 3.16.2 does not yet have this patch.
Comment by John (graysky) - Thursday, 02 October 2014, 14:24 GMT
Actually you guys can probably close this since the upstream patch should be part of 3.16.4-rc1 whenever Greg packages it.[1]

Comment by John (graysky) - Saturday, 29 November 2014, 02:04 GMT
Yeah, this has been long merged. Safe to close in my opinion.