Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 231797
Vesa driver does not work with ati x1400
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:58 EST
Description of problem: Vesa doesn't work on ati x1400 in rawhide or f7test2
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install f7t2
2. text install
3. text after install
# kudzu -p -c VIDEO
desc: "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400"
# lspci -vv
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400 (p
rog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 2003
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Step
ping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 4
Region 0: Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Region 1: I/O ports at ee00 [size=256]
Region 2: Memory at dfdf0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at dfd00000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
Capabilities:  Express Legacy Endpoint IRQ 0
Device: Supported: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, ExtTag+
Device: Latency L0s <4us, L1 unlimited
Device: AtnBtn- AtnInd- PwrInd-
Device: Errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
Device: RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop+
Device: MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
Link: Supported Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x16, ASPM L0s L1, Port 0
Link: Latency L0s <64ns, L1 <1us
Link: ASPM L1 Enabled RCB 64 bytes CommClk+ ExtSynch-
Link: Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x16
Capabilities:  Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable
Address: 0000000000000000 Data: 0000
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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.
Was this clean installation (i.e., there was no previous installation of Linux
on the same hard disk) or did you upgrade/re-install? Please attach your X
server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) to the bug report as individual
uncompressed file attachment 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.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
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xorg.conf.new created from X -configure
1.) Yes, this was a new install.
2.) No, there wasn't a xorg.conf because it wasn't created. However, I
included one from doing "X -configure".
3.) It wont run with it or with out it, also wont work with my xorg.conf from
Fedora Core 6.
*** Bug 230700 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Any other information I can provide for this?
Created attachment 150710 [details]
(In reply to comment #8)
> Created an attachment (id=150710) 
Wow. I, hrm.
So, if I hack the vesa driver to always fail the first VBEValidateModes, I still
can't reproduce that. And I'm not sure why the backtrace is missing from the
log there. Any chance you can start X from an ssh session into the box to see
if there's additional output?
AFAIK, and from email, xorg-x11-drv-vesa 1.3.0-5 should be working here.
Marking as RESOLVED, but please do reopen if this pops up again.
Please see bug #236416 which may be related. There the issue is that EDID
coming from the BIOS is sometimes not read completely.
This is my report:
I am using Lenovo Z61m with Ati mobility X1400 card.
1) It is not possible to install Fedora 7 on this laptop from iso images.
Display is black. Only way is network upgrade from Fedora Core 6 with
2 After upgrade from xorg-x11-drv-vesa-1.2.1-4.fc6 to
xorg-x11-drv-vesa-220.127.116.11.fc7 (from updates repository) it seems work fine, but
it is not so stable with external CRC monitor.
(In reply to comment #12)
> This is my report:
> I am using Lenovo Z61m with Ati mobility X1400 card.
> 1) It is not possible to install Fedora 7 on this laptop from iso images.
> Display is black. Only way is network upgrade from Fedora Core 6 with
> 2 After upgrade from xorg-x11-drv-vesa-1.2.1-4.fc6 to
> xorg-x11-drv-vesa-18.104.22.168.fc7 (from updates repository) it seems work fine, but
> it is not so stable with external CRC monitor.
And it is very unstable with Firefox 22.214.171.124 and Epiphany too.
See this bug:
There have been updates that should fix the vesa driver for you.
Also, during the install you can drop out of X and edit your xorg.conf to have a
display of 800x600 and X should startup.