Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 166124
radeonfb causes X to lock up machine
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:21:27 EST
Description of problem:
The current rawhide initscripts load the radeonfb kernel module on my T42
laptop. After that happened starting the X server locks up the machine. I
suspect it happens when loading the libxaa.a module. I guess this is the case
from the logs but I cannot be sure, no other information is stored.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
... and probably many more
Steps to Reproduce:
1.get t42 model 2378R2U
2.start up, make sure radeonfb is loaded
What does work is to add radeonfb to the hotplug blacklist and then manually
load the radeonfb driver after X is up. This will disturb the picture, but a
quick switch to the text console and back restores it.
Once the module is loaded I can suspend the machine and on wakeup the display
works as expected. Without the module loaded the display doesn't come up correctly.
is this still happening with latest kernels ?
No response to request, closing.