Bug 240535 - ThinkPad freezes unregulary
ThinkPad freezes unregulary
Status: CLOSED CANTFIX
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
5.0
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Peter Martuccelli
Martin Jenner
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Reported: 2007-05-18 06:51 EDT by Yan Li
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-08-15 09:15:54 EDT
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lspci output (1.85 KB, text/plain)
2007-05-18 06:51 EDT, Yan Li
no flags Details
Xorg log (41.03 KB, text/plain)
2007-05-18 06:55 EDT, Yan Li
no flags Details
dmesg output (24.13 KB, text/plain)
2007-05-18 06:57 EDT, Yan Li
no flags Details

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Description Yan Li 2007-05-18 06:51:10 EDT
+++ 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):
kernel-2.6.18-8.1.3.el5
ATi driver 8.36.5-x86
xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.1.1-48.13.0.1.el5

How reproducible:
Seldom

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 06:51:10 EDT
Created attachment 154985 [details]
lspci output
Comment 2 Yan Li 2007-05-18 06:55:02 EDT
Created attachment 154986 [details]
Xorg log
Comment 3 Yan Li 2007-05-18 06:57:02 EDT
Created attachment 154987 [details]
dmesg output
Comment 4 Yan Li 2007-06-04 05:01:10 EDT
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 2007-07-08 23:00:21 EDT
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 01:23:48 EDT
Till now (1 week passed), no freeze seen.
Comment 7 Yan Li 2007-07-31 22:47:50 EDT
I met freezes again recently, about once a day. 
Comment 8 Yan Li 2007-08-14 23:30:23 EDT
After remove the ATI driver, this laptop works well for some days without freeze.
Comment 9 Peter Martuccelli 2007-08-15 09:15:54 EDT
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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