Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 217114
install of RHEL4 U4 uses the “ati” driver rather than the radeon” driver
Last modified: 2012-04-17 14:55:19 EDT
Description of problem:
an install of RHEL4 U4 64b on a ATI ES1000(RN50) system would choose the
“ati” driver rather than the "radeon” driver in xorg.conf
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.install RHEL4U4 64b on a ATI ES1000(RN50) system
2.check the xorg.conf,
In Device section of xorg.conf, it's "ati" driver other than "radeon" driver
It should use "radeon" driver for ATI ES1000(RN50) system
Can RH update h/w database by adding
"NAME ATI ES1000"
to the file /usr/share/hwdata/Cards
"0x1002 0x515E "Card:ATI ES1000" "Card:ATI ES1000" "
"0x1002 0x5969 "Card:ATI ES1000" "Card:ATI ES1000" "
to the file /usr/share/hwdata/pcitable
Created attachment 142029 [details]
this the xorg.conf that RHEL4U4 provided, it choose 'ati' rather than "radeon" driver.
the correct information to add to pcitalbe should be:
"0x1002 0x515E "Card:ATI ES1000""
"0x1002 0x5969 "Card:ATI ES1000""
poor network :(, 3 bugzillas opened( #217109 & #217110 & #217114) just for the
same issue. Let's work on #217114.
since there will be a RHEL4 update5, we hope this can be fixed in the coming
*** Bug 217109 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 217110 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
will anybody tell me that this bug is/will be fixed in RHEL4U5? Thanks a lot
Uh, the 'ati' driver is a wrapper, it loads radeon if it needs to. Why do you
want this changed?
yes, we know 'ati' will actually load 'radeon' to drive chip. however,
specify 'radeon' in xorg.conf is much more straightforward. our costomers
request this to be changed. Thanks for your cooperation.
No further configuration changes are planned to RHEL4. RHEL5 and later ship with no xorg.conf by default, so this issue is moot there.