Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 208311
DRM not loading for radeon mobility x300
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:44 EST
Description of problem:
I realize complete support of the mobility X series may not be complete, but the
standard Fedora kernel doesn't load it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel - 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot computer with listed kernel
3. look and see that DRM is not loaded
DRM not loading
DRM should load
I've looked through the 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5 config and
DRM is configured to load as a module, as well as the specific cards are
configured to load as a module.
However, DRM is not loading.
Is there at least a kernel arguement to over-ride this.
Normally I use a kerel with custom config .. eg I uses 2.6.18 and I built in DRM
and built in radeon .. and DRM loads.
So just wondering why with the Fedora kernel when DRM is a module is DRM is not
ill attach dmesg's
Created attachment 137244 [details]
dmesg for 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5
Created attachment 137245 [details]
dmesg 2.6.18 kernel.org with modified Fedora 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5 config
if necessary, i can attach my 2.6.18 config
.. but its configed my specific computer
Created attachment 137246 [details]
.. wording in previous comment made it seem like it was included with attachment of dmesg 2.6.18 .. but here is my separate config for 2.6.18
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.
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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.
Created attachment 138632 [details]
dmesg for new Fedora 5 kernel
Kernel DRM still doesn't load for this new kernel.
Ok, I don't see any obvious reason that the module isn't being loaded. My only
guess is that the Xorg release in FC5 doesn't support this card ?
The attachment id# 137245 I made before:
is a 2.6.18 kernel.org upstream I built with the DRM built in (and not as a
module as Fedora kernels have it) <attachemnt config is id#137246:>
Anyway kernel DRM loads without errors with the above kernel I built.
Most likely my card isn't fully supported by it but just wondering if with the
Fedora kernels, the DRM module should be loading.
Appears to be fixed in FC6 -- did a fresh install earlier DRM kernel loads and
DRI appears to load in X, however, i haven't even had a full day of use, so for
now consider it fixed and i'll update if necessarry
I must say that I have just updated from FC5 to FC6 and that problem appears to
me also even though in FC5 my DRI was working perfectly. My graphic card is ATI
Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP.
dmesg | grep drm
can be seen the following:
[drm] Initialized drm 1.0.1 20051102
[drm] Initialized radeon 1.25.0 20060524 on minor 0
[drm:radeon_cp_init] *ERROR* radeon_cp_init called without lock held
[drm:drm_unlock] *ERROR* Process 3114 using kernel context 0
sorry for the previous comments i should also add that I use the
2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 kernel for i586, something else why there are two kernels
2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 one for i586 and one for i686? The default update process
installed for me the i586 build but my laptop is a P4 - 3.2 GHz...
for the previous comments i should also add that I use the 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6
kernel for i586, something else why there are two kernels 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 one
for i586 and one for i686? The default update process installed for me the i586
build but my laptop is a P4 - 3.2 GHz...
I solved this problem from me. The anaconda bug that installs the i586 kernel
instead of the i686 was the main reason. So I removed the i586 kernel and I
installed the i686 kernel. The DRM was loaded without changing anything and the
DRI is active again for the X server.