Bug 250765 - ati driver refuses to touch Rage XL card
ati driver refuses to touch Rage XL card
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
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Reported: 2007-08-03 10:46 EDT by Rik van Riel
Modified: 2012-04-17 15:52 EDT (History)
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Description Rik van Riel 2007-08-03 10:46:26 EDT
Description of problem:

With a PCIe RV370 card and a PCI Rage XL card in my system, X refuses to touch
the Rage XL card when I tell it to use the "ati" or "atimisc" driver.

I spent a night debugging X under direction of Dave Airlie, hacking up the
xorg-x11-drv-ati from rawhide to make it load under RHEL5.  It still would not
even touch the Rage XL card.

X -probeonly output only mentioned the RV370 card...

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Xinerama setup with 2 monitors attached to the Radeon, one to the Rage XL
2. see X not touch the Rage XL card
I'll bring the Radeon card to the office for testing.

Expected results:

X tries to at least initialize the Rage XL.  It isn't even being posted...
Comment 1 Rik van Riel 2007-08-03 10:49:38 EDT
Note that with 'Driver "ati"' in xorg.conf, the atimisc sub module is not
getting loaded.
Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2007-09-20 09:39:19 EDT
That's cool, but I think it should be ASSIGNed to somebody (Rik, to you?, or ajax?)
Comment 3 Adam Jackson 2012-03-12 13:17:46 EDT
Is this still an issue in RHEL6?  I don't think we're likely to touch the mach64 support in RHEL5 at this point.
Comment 4 Adam Jackson 2012-04-17 15:52:35 EDT
No further hardware enablement updates are planned for RHEL5's X stack.  If
this issue still occurs with RHEL6, please fix the affected product version and
reopen this bug.

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