I was wondering if anyone else ran into and issue with 11.3 with an IBM x3650 server using the embedded graphics card. As a reference this exact machine was working under 11.2. I am aware that there were significant changed in how video works in 11.3.
While installing and during the initial start of the operating system I can see graphical output, OPEN SUSE logo and such.
During the boot process the screen goes blank. The server is still running and I am able to ssh to the machine, but there is no access to the console.
Below is a segment of the /var/log/boot.msg that shows some errors. I can provide more logs if that would assist in tracking this down.
I did a quick google search on ES1000 and i2c and saw the same errors reported with Ubuntu version but nothing for OPENSUSE. There seemed to be a bug that was fixed in that kernel.
<6> 2.277737] [drm] radeon: cp idle (0x00008080)
<6> 2.277767] [drm] Loading R100 Microcode
<6> 2.277770] platform radeon_cp.0: firmware: requesting radeon/R100_cp.bin
<6> 2.279454] [drm] radeon: ring at 0x00000000B0000000
<6> 2.279476] [drm] ring test succeeded in 1 usecs
<6> 2.279554] [drm] radeon: ib pool ready.
<6> 2.306294] input: Dell Dell USB Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-2/2-2:1.0/input/input1
<6> 2.306369] generic-usb 0003:413C:2003.0002: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.10 Keyboard [Dell Dell USB Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:1d.0-2/input0
<6> 4.279080] [drm] ib test succeeded in 0 usecs
<6> 4.279189] [drm] No valid Ext TMDS info found in BIOS
<6> 4.279246] [drm] Radeon Display Connectors
<6> 4.279248] [drm] Connector 0:
<6> 4.279249] [drm] VGA
<6> 4.279259] [drm] DDC: 0x60 0x60 0x60 0x60 0x60 0x60 0x60 0x60
<6> 4.279261] [drm] Encoders:
<6> 4.279262] [drm] CRT1: INTERNAL_DAC1
<6> 4.279264] [drm] Connector 1:
<6> 4.279265] [drm] DVI-D
<6> 4.279267] [drm] HPD2
<6> 4.279268] [drm] DDC: 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64
<6> 4.279270] [drm] Encoders:
<6> 4.279271] [drm] DFP2: INTERNAL_DVO1
<6> 4.516754] [drm] fb mappable at 0xD0040000
<6> 4.516755] [drm] vram apper at 0xD0000000
<6> 4.516757] [drm] size 786432
<6> 4.516758] [drm] fb depth is 8
<6> 4.516759] [drm] pitch is 1024
<3> 4.516763] fb: conflicting fb hw usage radeondrmfb vs VESA VGA - removing generic driver
<4> 4.517333] Console: switching to colour dummy device 80x25
<3> 4.691291] [drm:radeon_i2c_put_byte] ERROR i2c 0x08 0x30 write failed
<3> 4.715282] [drm:radeon_i2c_put_byte] ERROR i2c 0x09 0x00 write failed
<3> 4.739282] [drm:radeon_i2c_put_byte] ERROR i2c 0x0a 0x90 write failed
<3> 4.763281] [drm:radeon_i2c_put_byte] ERROR i2c 0x0c 0x89 write failed
<3> 4.787282] [drm:radeon_i2c_put_byte] ERROR i2c 0x08 0x3b write failed<4> 4.823050] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
<6> 4.841999] fb0: radeondrmfb frame buffer device
<6> 4.842001] registered panic notifier
<6> 4.842005] [drm] Initialized radeon 2.3.0 20080528 for 0000:01:06.0 on minor 0
<7> 4.896853] PM: Marking nosave pages: 000000000009a000 - 0000000000100000
<7> 4.896858] PM: Marking nosave pages: 00000000bffcb000 - 0000000100000000
<7> 4.897505] PM: Basic memory bitmaps created
<7> 4.909724] PM: Basic memory bitmaps freed
This is a new install and the machine is not yet in production so I have the option to experiment with it a bit.
I would be grateful for any help in fixing this or suggestions for diagnosing the problems.