Problem with xorg-x11-drv-i810 on Fedora 10

Jason Dickerson jason.dickerson at
Mon Dec 1 07:43:14 UTC 2008

I have a Thinkpad X30 with the Intel i830M video chipset.  I cannot boot a
live cd or use the graphical anaconda install.  Whenever X attempts to start
I get video corruption for the background and a box drawn but not filled in,
whether it is a login box or an installation box.  In order to upgrade from
Fedora 9 to 10, I did a text based upgrade from the DVD.  Then I booted to
runlevel 3, manually started networking, and ran 'yum -y update'.  At this
point it was running all the latest Fedora 10 release packages, but would
still not go into X properly.  Same problem.  The error message in
Xorg.0.log is this, repeated over and over:

[mi] mieqEnequeue: out-of-order valuator event; dropping.
[mi] EQ overflowing. The server is probably stuck in an infinite loop.

I then downloaded the latest version of xorg-x11-drivers and
xorg-x11-drv-i810 for Fedora 9.  I uninstalled the Fedora 10 versions, and
installed the Fedora 9 versions.  This seems to have fixed my issue, for the
most part.  The only problem now, is corrupt text in X after a while.

Other things I tried and did not work:

look for a video memory setting in bios and set to the highest value.
            there is no such setting on the thinkpad x30
set video driver to vesa.
            vesa driver could not properly initialize screen it looked like
a tie died t-shirt
went to koji's website and downloaded every version of Fedora 10
            all have same problem, or could not allocate frame buffer.

I will be happy to post any necessary supporting/debugging information.  It
seems to me I just have to wait for a corrected intel driver.

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82830 830 Chipset Host Bridge (rev
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82830 CGC [Chipset
Graphics Controller] (rev 04)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82830 CGC [Chipset Graphics
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #1 (rev
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #2 (rev
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #3 (rev
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 42)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801CAM IDE U100 Controller (rev
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97
Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev a8)
01:00.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev a8)
01:00.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller
01:02.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset
(rev 01)
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE
(LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 42)
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless
LAN Controller (rev 03)

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier   "LCD Panel"
    VendorName   "IBM"
    ModelName    "X30 1024x768"
    Option        "dpms"

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier   "External Panel"
    VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName    "Generic Monitor"
    Option        "dpms"

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Intel i830M"
    Driver      "intel"
    VendorName  "Intel"
    BoardName   "Intel Corporation 82830 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller]"
    BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
    Option        "monitor-LVDS" "LCD Panel"
    Option        "monitor-VGA" "External Panel"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device     "Intel i830M"
    Monitor    "LCD Panel"
    DefaultDepth     24
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     24
        Virtual   1024 768

Section "DRI"
        Group        0
        Mode         0666

If anyone can help, I would really appreciate it!

Jason Dickerson
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