Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 210067
When X starts, PC appears to freeze
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:45 EST
Description of problem:
After a recent update, when attempting to start X, in a user session (either via
GDM or "startx" after booting to run level 3) the system appears to freeze.
CTRL + ALT + DEL has no affect, numblock/capslock has no effect.
I believe the backlight of the screen is still on.
If leaving the xorg.conf file unedited with radeon as the driver, the RHGB boot
screen starts normally (1280*800) but when xorg reloads for GDM the system freezes.
Editin xorg and using the VESA driver, the system starts (in 1024*768).
Please let me know if any other description is required.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm -qi xorg-x11-drv-ati
Name : xorg-x11-drv-ati Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 6.6.2 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release : 4.fc6 Build Date: Mon 02 Oct 2006 04:33:56
every damn time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use "radeon" as the driver, and startx within a user session.
system not to freeze
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI
Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 83)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus
Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
(ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97
Modem Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M9+ 5C61 [Radeon
Mobility 9200 (AGP)] (rev 01)
02:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI7420 CardBus Controller
02:04.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI7x20 1394a-2000 OHCI Two-Port
02:04.3 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments PCI7420/7620 Combo CardBus,
1394a-2000 OHCI and SD/MS-Pro Controller
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE (MOB) Ethernet
Controller (rev 83)
02:0b.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
Connection (rev 05)
Created attachment 138072 [details]
Log file when using the radeon driver and system freezes.
Created attachment 138073 [details]
Configuration file when system freezes.
Created attachment 138074 [details]
Log file when using the vesa driver (system working in 1024*768)
Created attachment 138075 [details]
startx 2> output when starting from a terminal (run level3)
Maybe dupe of 208711.
I don't think it is a dupe of that bug, I had reviewed it before posting mine.
My system locks hard straight away, and the screen does not appear to go in to
power saving mode.
I've now used Option NoAccel "1", and I can get X running with the radeon
driver, which to me suggests it is some thing to do with the acceleratoin code :)
At least now I have native resolution (but speed sucks).
If I can narrow it down some more, I will update the bug.
If any one has any hints or thoughts, feel free to share :))
I no longer have this laptop, and as such I can no longer provide any useful bug
data for this, so it may as well be resolved.