Bug 818728

Summary: KMS with ATI card (TURKS) fails to boot
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Ben Boeckel <mathstuf>
Component: xorg-x11-drv-atiAssignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List <xgl-maint>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 18CC: gansalmon, gokcen.eraslan, itamar, jonathan, kernel-maint, madhu.chinakonda, xgl-maint
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Description Ben Boeckel 2012-05-03 15:57:42 EDT
Description of problem:
With the following card, booting fails if KMS is enabled. Passing nomodeset on the kernel command line allows vesa to work at least. When booting, the screen(s) come up with corruption with some of the buffers from the last boot on the screen tiled. What appears to be dmesg output is also there, paused. No keyboard input seems to be accepted. Ctrl+Alt+Del does trigger a reboot though. Don't know if it's a regression; never tried F15 or F16.

08:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc NI Turks [AMD Radeon HD 6500]

Will try with the newest kernel version (kernel-3.3.4-3.fc17.x86_64) soon.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-3.3.2-8.fc17.x86_64

How reproducible:
Always.
Comment 1 Ben Boeckel 2012-05-17 12:47:13 EDT
The last message in the output seems to be "Loading TURKS microcode". This is with the latest Rawhide kernel (3.4.0-0.rc7.git1.1.fc18.x86_64).
Comment 2 Ben Boeckel 2012-05-17 13:55:46 EDT
Created attachment 585285 [details]
dmesg output

dmesg output after booting with nomodeset and then running:

rmmod radeon && modprobe radeon modeset=1
Comment 3 Ben Boeckel 2012-05-17 13:59:11 EDT
The machine still runs and chugs along just fine but the monitors are getting no signal.
Comment 4 Ben Boeckel 2012-06-14 12:04:33 EDT
This also happens with Fedora 17 GA.
Comment 5 Ben Boeckel 2012-06-14 13:43:03 EDT
Created attachment 591886 [details]
dmesg output with drm.debug=4
Comment 6 Gökçen Eraslan 2012-08-13 03:45:22 EDT
Still reproducable with 

xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.14.4-6.20120602git930760942.fc17.x86_64 

and 

kernel-3.5.1-1.fc17.x86_64
Comment 7 Ben Boeckel 2013-06-12 23:42:12 EDT
This is still occurring in F18 as of a week or two ago (I'll try again when I do the upgrade to F19 on the relevant machine).
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