Bug 203341 - X server hanging with latest ATI driver
X server hanging with latest ATI driver
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
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Reported: 2006-08-21 08:35 EDT by Adam Huffman
Modified: 2007-12-12 19:06 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: f7
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Last Closed: 2007-12-12 19:06:19 EST
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X server log file (46.19 KB, text/plain)
2006-08-21 08:35 EDT, Adam Huffman
no flags Details
Syslog entries after activating DRI debug (119.08 KB, application/octet-stream)
2006-09-10 18:08 EDT, Adam Huffman
no flags Details

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Description Adam Huffman 2006-08-21 08:35:46 EDT
Description of problem:
With the latest ATI driver from rawhide, the problem of X taking up nearly all
the CPU time has returned.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot laptop in runlevel 5
2. login
Actual results:
Login is unusable because the X server is taking up nearly all CPU time.  If I
move to a virtual console, it is just about usable - enough to get bug report

Expected results:
The graphical login works normally.

Additional info:
This is the same system in
Comment 1 Adam Huffman 2006-08-21 08:35:48 EDT
Created attachment 134557 [details]
X server log file
Comment 2 Adam Huffman 2006-08-22 17:28:21 EDT
I can confirm that this is actually worse with the latest updates as of today
(22/8/2006) in that I can't even login via GDM as the CPU is so busy.

Currently running xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.6.1-9 and xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.1.1-26
Comment 3 Adam Huffman 2006-09-10 18:06:43 EDT
This bug is still present with kernel 2.6.17-1.2630.fc6 and
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.6.2-1.fc6 - at the moment this system can only run X with the
VESA driver in 1024x768.  
Comment 4 Adam Huffman 2006-09-10 18:08:19 EDT
Created attachment 135937 [details]
Syslog entries after activating DRI debug
Comment 5 Mohammed Ghanawi 2006-10-08 06:18:10 EDT
The problem seems to be there when both GL and DRI are enabled together. In my
case if I disable DRI I can login. But if I boot the system using Xen kernel the
CPU utilization is high again.

I am using an ATI AIW 8500 DV RADEON card

I have another system with a duplicate configuration except the graphic card is
an Intel 810, and everything seems to be working OK with no High CPU utilization.
Comment 6 Adam Huffman 2006-11-07 18:50:23 EST
This problem is still present in FC6 final.
Comment 7 Adam Huffman 2006-11-13 16:58:26 EST
Just checked with 6.6.3-1.fc6 and the freezes still happen.  
Comment 9 Adam Huffman 2007-07-05 06:10:00 EDT
This still seems to be happening with the driver in Fedora 7.
Comment 10 Adam Huffman 2007-07-06 12:38:20 EDT
Actually, it worked for a while with the latest updated driver, but has crashed
as the old one used to, with the screen "burning up".
Comment 11 Matěj Cepl 2007-07-10 09:47:38 EDT
Reporter, just to be sure (and with regards to misleading comment 8) -- are we
talking about open source ati driver or fglrx?
Comment 12 Adam Huffman 2007-07-10 10:56:31 EDT
The open source ati one, yes.
Comment 13 Dave Airlie 2007-10-10 21:08:00 EDT
does setting

Option "RenderAccel" "false"

in the driver section of xorg.conf solve this?
Comment 14 Matěj Cepl 2007-11-12 09:49:10 EST
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in
one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
Comment 15 Adam Huffman 2007-11-12 19:14:52 EST
Haven't used that laptop in a while but I'll try it as soon as I can.
Comment 16 Matěj Cepl 2007-11-13 08:35:22 EST
OK, that month timeframe is still here.
Comment 17 Adam Huffman 2007-12-12 17:09:26 EST
I ended up upgrading to F7 and it seems to be behaving.
Comment 18 Matěj Cepl 2007-12-12 19:06:19 EST
Closing per reporter's request in comment 17.

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