Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 197481
kernel 2.6.17-1.2139_FC5 + xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.0.1-9.fc5.5 freezes Dell Latitude D810
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:36 EST
Description of problem:
I just did a yum update. Rebooted. When the Xorg server starts, the system
freezes (not even reachable over the net, so I assume it's a panic although
there's nothing to see on the laptop display as it had just blanked for the Xorg
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Do a yum -y update (today:-). Old and new rpmpkgs lists will be attached.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install kernel-2.6.17 RPM and reboot
Screen blanks. Systems freezes. Not reachable on the network.
Uhh, a login screen:-)
I at first suspected the updated Xorg RPMs but it turns out the difference is
the 2.6.17 kernel. Reboot with kernel-2.6.16-1.2133_FC5 and Xorg starts up just
I googled 2.6.17 and there's some chatter between Linus and others about "X
being broken again" caused by changes to DRM in 2.6.17.
Created attachment 131860 [details]
list of pre-update rpms from /var/log/rpmpkgs
Created attachment 131861 [details]
list of post-update rpms from 'rpm -qa'
Created attachment 131862 [details]
Created attachment 131863 [details]
successful Xorg.0.log w/2.6.16 kernel
same here. on my Toshiba M40 with ATI M300.
I see lots of ACPI errors in dmesg if I boot at runlevel 3. going to level5 or
doing startx freezes the PC.
Appears to be working now when updating to kernel-2.6.17-1.2157_FC5
and xorg-x11-drv-ati-22.214.171.124-1 (not sure if it was the new kernel or new ati
drivers or both, but they both showed up with the most recent yum upgrade).