Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 240535
ThinkPad freezes unregulary
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:44 EST
+++ 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
Steps to Reproduce:
( there is really no indication of what went wrong)
Can not move the mouse, can not restart X11, can't ping from network - need to
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. :-(
Created attachment 154985 [details]
Created attachment 154986 [details]
Created attachment 154987 [details]
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!
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.
Till now (1 week passed), no freeze seen.
I met freezes again recently, about once a day.
After remove the ATI driver, this laptop works well for some days without freeze.
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.