Bug 240535 - ThinkPad freezes unregulary
Summary: ThinkPad freezes unregulary
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel   
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Version: 5.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Peter Martuccelli
QA Contact: Martin Jenner
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-05-18 10:51 UTC by Yan Li
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-08-15 13:15:54 UTC
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lspci output (1.85 KB, text/plain)
2007-05-18 10:51 UTC, Yan Li
no flags Details
Xorg log (41.03 KB, text/plain)
2007-05-18 10:55 UTC, Yan Li
no flags Details
dmesg output (24.13 KB, text/plain)
2007-05-18 10:57 UTC, Yan Li
no flags Details

Description Yan Li 2007-05-18 10:51:10 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #213227 +++

Description of problem:

I have had freezes 2-3 times since I use RHEL5 (CentOS5). I've installed ATi 
driver 8.36.5-x86 download from ATi website. I've done full system upgrade.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
ATi driver 8.36.5-x86

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
( there is really no indication of what went wrong)
Actual results:

Can not move the mouse, can not restart X11, can't ping from network - need to 
force shutdown

Additional info:
This is a ThinkPad T60p with 2GB RAM and a DVD drive.

I tried to find anything in /var/log/messages to give me any hint what happened
- but I did not find any indications. :-(

Comment 1 Yan Li 2007-05-18 10:51:10 UTC
Created attachment 154985 [details]
lspci output

Comment 2 Yan Li 2007-05-18 10:55:02 UTC
Created attachment 154986 [details]
Xorg log

Comment 3 Yan Li 2007-05-18 10:57:02 UTC
Created attachment 154987 [details]
dmesg output

Comment 4 Yan Li 2007-06-04 09:01:10 UTC
Tested on 2.6.18-8.1.4, it's OK now!  But I can't change the bug status, I got 
error message: "You tried to change the Status field from NEW to CLOSED, but 
only the owner or submitter of the bug, or a autorized user, may change that 
field."  But I am the submitter.  Why forbid me to do that?

Sorry if I missed something.  Thanks!

Comment 5 Yan Li 2007-07-09 03:00:21 UTC
I've got 2 freezes on 2.6.18-8.1.6.el5 kernel recently. So I downgraded ATi's
driver from 8.36.5-x86 to 8.35.5-x86 (that's the latest stable release found on
ATi's website. I have no idea why 8.36.5 disappeared from their website) to see
if it would freeze too.  I'll report my test result later.

Comment 6 Yan Li 2007-07-16 05:23:48 UTC
Till now (1 week passed), no freeze seen.

Comment 7 Yan Li 2007-08-01 02:47:50 UTC
I met freezes again recently, about once a day. 

Comment 8 Yan Li 2007-08-15 03:30:23 UTC
After remove the ATI driver, this laptop works well for some days without freeze.

Comment 9 Peter Martuccelli 2007-08-15 13:15:54 UTC
We do not support CentOS or external drivers.  If you have problems running your
laptop on a RHEL5 kernel as shipped by Redhat please let me know.

Closing this problem out as cantfix.

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