Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124516
ATI Radeon 7000 will not work with dri
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:06:27 EST
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Description of problem:
When starting X with an ATI Radeon 7000 card, if the dri module is
enabled, the screen will come up blank and X will hang.
If I disable the dri module, X will come up fine.
The commercial driver from ATI will not function with the 7000 and I
would like to get hardware acceleration working.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. startx with dri enabled.
2. system screen goes blank and system hangs
Actual Results: I hard reboot the system.
Expected Results: X should have come up with hardware acceleration.
When /etc/X11/XF86Config has the line: Load "dri", and X starts, it
seems to work with kernel-2.6.5-1.358/xorg-x11-6.7.0-2 without issue
on my system - upgraded FC1->FC2 running for just under a month
The issue appears to be a problem with the SiS AGP chipset and not the
Radeon itself. The SiS741GX does not work with Linux (yet). Instead
of checking version and exiting nicely, it just goes out to lunch.
That would be a kernel side issue... reassigning to kernel component
for sis chipset issue...
is this still repeatable with current kernel / xorg ?
if so, can you paste the output of dmesg please ?
3 months of inactivity - assuming fixed.