Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 210616
random X freeze while moving mouse on radeon laptops
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:45 EST
Description of problem:
About once a day my system randomly freezes while running X (gnome). I
am not sure what debugging info to collect at this point, here are some
-This is a t42 thinkpad with an ATI radeon 7500
-I am running rawhide updating every day
-this started happening about 10 days ago and just happened today again
-it happens about once per day
-it does not seem to matter what applications are running
-it usually happens while i am moving the mouse
The screen completely freezes and the system does not respond to
anything. You can't go to any vtys, and I don't think you can SSH in
although I don't often have another system to try this with. The only
thing to do is a hard reset. I thought maybe the system was panicking,
so I set up kexec/kdump. But the freeze does not trigger a boot into the
kdump kernel, so I suspect it's just frozen not actually panicked.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[root@localhost ~]# uname -r
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run gnome on a radeon laptop
2. Use computer normally
3. Freeze occurs at random while using mouse
total system Freeze
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW
[Radeon Mobility 7500]
radeon 109665 2
Created attachment 138415 [details]
See mailing list discussion:
Also, this might be similar to bug #190751 from FC5.
Also, I am running with:
[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/drirc
<device screen="0" driver="radeon">
<option name="allow_large_textures" value="2" />
This happens with or without compiz running.
I get similar behaviour on FC6 with both KDE and Gnome.
The machine is a IBM T42 Thinkpad with the Mobility Radeon 7500.
It appears to be triggered by mouse activity, at least when using the
eraser-head mouse button. I have not been able to confirm whether it also
happens with the touchpad or an external USB mouse.
The system seems to lock up solid - I can not ctrl-alt-F# to switch screens, nor
does it seem to recognize new USB plug events. I have not been able to test
whether it is dead to the network. There is no activity shown on the disk or
network LED's on the machine.
The only recovery is to do a power cycle.
The occurrance seems independent of whether I've gone into standby or not since
I booted the system.
It happens several times a day.
The machine ran rock solid under FC5 with all updates applied.
I upgraded my xorg-x11-drv-ati package to version 6.6.3-1.fc6, which is
available in updates-testing, as is recommended in bug #212195.
I will test the new package and report back whether this update fixes the
aforementioned problems or not.
Following the suggestion of Tadej Janez I applied xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.6.3-1.fc6
I've now been running for several hours now without a problem - which is much
longer than I was able to run before.
I'm can report that this issue is fixed for me with the update to 6.6.3.
I think this bug can be closed now.
Fedora Core 5 and Fedora Core 6 are, as we're sure you've noticed, no longer
test releases. We're cleaning up the bug database and making sure important bug
reports filed against these test releases don't get lost. It would be helpful if
you could test this issue with a released version of Fedora or with the latest
development / test release. Thanks for your help and for your patience.
[This is a bulk message for all open FC5/FC6 test release bugs. I'm adding
myself to the CC list for each bug, so I'll see any comments you make after this
and do my best to make sure every issue gets proper attention.]
This was fixed at GA - sorry it didn't close out sooner.