Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 231787
ATI rX00 regression between mesa-6.5.1-9 and 6.5.2-5
Last modified: 2018-04-11 15:14:40 EDT
Description of problem:
x86_64 machine, ati Radeon 9800 XT, opensource dri drivers. Fully up2date rawhide
With mesa-6.5.1-9 scorchwentbonkers * runs fine, with 6.5.2-5 it shows its
initial blue screen and then nothing happens (no cpu usage either).
* under review:
needs (also under review):
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.
Could we get also some logs (or at least stdout/stderr output) from the failing
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
As said I encountered this with scorchwentbonkers. I tried to reproduce a bug
reported against scorchwentbonkers on my laptop, and the same happens there.
Again reverting to 6.5.1-9 fixes it. This laptop has a ATI Radeon Mobility M6 /
r100 chip and is i386 not x86_64. So I don't think that attaching any specific
server output will help.
It looks like this is a bug common to all ATI cards and maybe common to the new
mesa independend of the card. Currently I only have access to ati equiped
systems, I'll try this on an i8xx system tomorrow. Let me know if you still want
server outputs despite the fact that this happens on 2 very different systems,
with as only common factors:
1) An ATI chip (r100 versus r300)
2) Problem happens with mesa 6.5.2-x, not with 6.5.1-x
Okay, I just tried this with mesa-6.5.2-7 on a i8xx equipped computer and it
works there. So this something with the ati driver, but not limited to one type
of ati board.
I just found another game with the same symptons, blobAndConquor, a i586 rpm is
available from the homepage:
And I just encountered another regression ATI support, atleast r300 is really
broked with 6.5.2, we really _MUST_ fix this before Fedora 7.
The new regression can be seen when running with a depth 24 desktop and then
running the game methane (yum install methane), it show a squashed screen, about
3/4 of normal. It looks like from the texture which is loaded which is in ABGR
format, of each line only 3/4 th gets used and then the next line continues
after it etc.
Since I'm the maintainer of methane I've been debugging this a bit having xorg
run in depth 16, or choosing a different texture format then ABGR (type UNSIGNED
BYTE) fixes this. And so does downgrading to 6.5.1 .
Can we please have some love and attention for this bug, I'm more then willing
to help, do some test compiles with any potential helpfull patches applied, etc.
I've been looking into this myself, since I _really_ want to see this fixed
before Fedora 7 final.
I think the "hanging" (just not showing anything actually) are these upstream
bugs + (already in upstream git) patches:
r100 + r200 bug:
r100 + r200 patch:
I'm testbuilding this now on 3 machines (x86_64 r300 / radeon 9800 pro, i386
r200 / radeon 9250, i386 r100 / radeon M6) I will report back when the builds
I've tested this and applying the patches fixes the scorchwentbonkers and
blobAndConquer hang on all 3 my radeon equiped machines.
I'm also homing in on the methane problem, its caused by this patch:
Okay, I've managed to fully home in on the methane problem, its being caused by
ClanLib being stupid. So've written a fix for ClanLib, ClanLib's stupidness, did
however expose what I believe is a real bug, which I've filed upstream:
I however do not concider the methane / ClanLib issue a regression anymore
though (see upstream bug for details), so that is no longer relevant for this bug.
Summarizing, there is a regression in 6.5.2 for r100 / r200 and r300 cards,
causing certain applications (scorchwentbonkers, blobAndConquer, second life
client are examples) to not render anything. This has been acknowledged and
fixed by upstream, please apply the following 2 patches from upstream to fix
r100 + r200 patch:
A rebuild of the srpm with these patches has been successfully tested on 3
machines (x86_64 r300 / radeon 9800 pro, i386 r200 / radeon 9250, i386 r100 /
(In reply to comment #8)
> Okay, I've managed to fully home in on the methane problem, its being caused by
> ClanLib being stupid. So've written a fix for ClanLib, ClanLib's stupidness, did
> however expose what I believe is a real bug, which I've filed upstream:
Upstream has pointed out to me that the bug causing the methane problem is
already fixed in git, you may want to apply this fix too:
Can this bug please get some attention?? I know you are very busy with the
nouveau stuff, and thats very cool stuff, but please don't leave us ati owners
in the cold. Esp the no image shown regression really should be fixed before
Fedora 7, I've already given the URL's for the patches fixing this twice, and
these patches are in upstream git, so one would assume they are good.
Fixed in 6.5.2-10, thanks!
I've just reviewed your changes to be sure everything was ok and I noticed that
the r300 changes were different from those for the r200 and radeon dri drivers
(my fault). It turns out that this problem was originally diagnosed on the r300
and that the fix was done in 2 steps, the patch I pointed you to was only step
1. The r200/radeon then had the both steps "backported" from r300 in one go. In
essence 6.5.2-10 is missing this additional iteration of the fix:
Notice that the version you have now is the version I tested and have been
using, but according to the changelog that version of the fix can cause some
troubles, so I think its advisable to update the fix with the second revision
patch linked to above.
Sorry about this.
np. Included in 6.5.2-13, which will go out as an F7 update shortly.
mesa-6.5.2-13.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
mesa-6.5.2-13.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.