Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 120661
radeon card using vesa driver with 2.6 kernel dies in xfree86
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:40 EST
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Description of problem:
I recently install FC2-test2 and encountered this problem, so I
dropped back to FC1-release. I have a Sony Vaio PCG-FRV25 which uses
an ATI Radeon IGP 340M video controller. Both the FC2-test2 and
FC1-release generated the XF86Config file with a vesa driver for the
card. The system worked with FC1-release up until I installed
kernel-2.6.5-1.319 from Arjan's repository via yum install kernel.
As soon as X starts (the first chvt in rc.sysinit), all disk activity
ceases, and the screen blanks. The system has frozen, and must be
power cycled to recover.
When I change the video driver to radeon in XF96Config, it works again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use 2.6.x kernel
2.Use vesa driver in XF86Config for ATI Radeon IGP340M chip
Actual Results: System locks up at first chvt in rc.sysinit
Expected Results: Successful X initialization
Easily bypassed, but it would be nice if the initial setup generated
an XF86Config with the driver set as radeon.
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