Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 198121
Re-add dropped linux-2.6-drm-cripple-r300.patch to v2.6.17
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:37 EST
Description of problem:
The re-base to v2.6.17 dropped the patch linux-2.6-drm-cripple-r300.patch.
Without this patch, systems with (at least) the video card "ATI Mobility FireGL
T2" (such as T42p thinkpads) freeze up in X within a few minutes. See bug 197145
Please re-add this patch.
I took 2.6.17-1.2159_FC5, added back linux-2.6-drm-cripple-r300.patch, rebuilt,
and I've been running the new kernel for an hour now with no hangs. This is
longer than the original one ran.
Created attachment 132604 [details]
spec file patch to re-add linux-2.6-drm-cripple-r300.patch
My system has been running for almost 3 days without a hang or crash since
Video Radeon 7000RV100/QY)
Use radeon as a driver with Load dri , X Window freeze within a min.
Use radeon as a driver with Load dri comment out, X Window works ok.
Use vesa as a driver with Load dri, X Window works ok.
A new kernel update has been released (Version: 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5)
based upon a new upstream kernel release.
Please retest against this new kernel, as a large number of patches
go into each upstream release, possibly including changes that
may address this problem.
This bug has been placed in NEEDINFO state.
Due to the large volume of inactive bugs in bugzilla, if this bug is
still in this state in two weeks time, it will be closed.
Should this bug still be relevant after this period, the reporter
can reopen the bug at any time. Any other users on the Cc: list
of this bug can request that the bug be reopened by adding a
comment to the bug.
In the last few updates, some users upgrading from FC4->FC5
have reported that installing a kernel update has left their
systems unbootable. If you have been affected by this problem
please check you only have one version of device-mapper & lvm2
installed. See bug 207474 for further details.
If this bug is a problem preventing you from installing the
release this version is filed against, please see bug 169613.
If this bug has been fixed, but you are now experiencing a different
problem, please file a separate bug for the new problem.
With FC6 and the stock Xorg 7.1, and kernel 2.6.18 DRM/DRI with the r300 seems
to work well without freezing.
It still freezes for me using FC6 - I have entered separate bugs for the X
I've yet to have a freeze with FC6.
ATI Technologies Inc M10 NT [FireGL Mobility T2] (rev 80)
PCI vendor id: 1002
PCI device id: 4e54