Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 191887
X11 with radeon driver freezes when switching to/from the console
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:32 EST
Description of problem:
I have a 3 year old Sony Picturebook with a videocard detected as
(--) RADEON(0): Chipset: "ATI Radeon Mobility M6 LY (AGP)" (ChipID = 0x4c59)
Up until FC3 everything was working fine, but with FC4 and upwards X freezes
when switching to and from the text console, usually the first switch is OK,
but a second one locks up the system. (Yes, I should have reported this
earlier, but until FC5 I found a workaround by using old xorg-x11 rpms)
I get nothing in the logs indicating any errors, the screen just goes dark and
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The last working version I used was in this rpm.
Install basic FC5 with X11.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot to runlevel 3
2. run X as root
3. Ctrl-Alt-F1, Alt-F7, Ctrl-Alt-F1, Alt-F7.
Screen goes dark and system freezes.
X should come back again.
I just found that the vesa driver does not exhibit this problem, I just wanted
to report it as I've seen others complaining about this when trying to work
around a bug in FC5 when installing on Crusoe cpus (bug 186378).
Please report this issue to X.Org developers by filing a bug report in
the X.Org bugzilla located at http://bugs.freedesktop.org in the "xorg"
Once you've filed your bug report to X.Org, if you paste the new
bug URL here, Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the
centralized X.Org bug tracker, and will review any bug fixes that
become available for consideration in future updates.
Setting status to "NEEDINFO_REPORTER", awaiting X.Org bug URL
Ok, I've found a similar bug that I'm just posting additional info to:
-> upstream per comment #2