Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109769
System hangs using DRI on ATI Radeon 7200 AGP
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
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Description of problem:
System hangs with ATI Radeon 7200 when DRI is in used. DRI works for
a time usually about 30 secs and then the system hangs. No cursor
movement, cann't switch to pseudo terminal (<ctrl><ALT> <f1>), and the
only thing that does work is reset.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.execute glxinfo and verify direct rendering is support
2.exexute glxgears - the system will hang before status are reported.
Actual Results: system hangs
Expected Results: status should be reported and system continue to work.
The system can be recovered by kill -9 of the X server process.
The system is nonresponsive, mouse is frozen, can't set focus to
another xterm or switch to virtual terminal, so sending a kill -9 to
the X server is not possible.
Is this still an issue with the latest rawhide XFree86 and kernel?
Pete, does it work in Fedora Core 2, with xorg-x11?
Pete has not responded in a seriously long time, so I am assuming this
is fixed. There have been a great many fixes to both kernel
XFree86/xorg-x11 since late 2003. REOPEN only if this exact issue
still exists with FC2 + all updates.
The problem is more serious now. You cannot even use this card without
locking up the machine. The version of card that I used was a PCI card.
Created attachment 103939 [details]
This is /var/log/messages
While searching for bugs related to the radeon 7200 card, I stumbled on this
I cannot get as far as trying glxgears, but the hard lockup was experienced.
I hit alt-sysrq-b and then hit my reset button and it seemed to shutdown. This
seems to be happening when /dev/radeon is created. I tried with FC3T1 fresh
install and also FC3T2 RC2 and had the same type problem. This is from the
FC3T2 RC2 system.
See xorg-x11 bug listing
and the associated tester for additional failure statistics.