Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 292231
Green tiles in OpenGL on Radeon 9800 SE
Last modified: 2009-01-18 19:04:15 EST
Description of problem:
I get a checkerboard of green tiles when running any OpenGL application with my
Radeon 9800SE. This is the telltale sign that the driver is using the card as a
fully functional Radeon 9800, and not the half defective 9800SE that it is. The
exact same thing happens in Windows if I try a "soft mod". The driver works
beautifully otherwise. :)
The card works fine in Windows, and was previously used with fglrx in a
different machine. Screenshot attached.
Smolt profile for this machine:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.7.192-1.fc7 (rebuilt for F7 from F8t2 srpm)
Created attachment 196581 [details]
Screenshot of Second Life login screen
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.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments 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.
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in
one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
Hmmm, I was having trouble getting the machine to boot recent kernels. F8 seems
to have fixed that problem, but not this one.
Created attachment 257721 [details]
Created attachment 257731 [details]
Created attachment 257741 [details]
Note that running xorg.conf-less seems to result in it running the monitor out
of spec, the monitor goes into standby.
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I can confirm that this bug still exists in Fedora 9. I'd really like to have
this fixed so I can stop using fglrx. Should I push this bug upstream myself?
There have been bunch of bug fixes
Could you retest with the latest kernel
( -132 at the time of this writing )
You can get the latest kernel build here
And with the latest xorg-x11-drv-ati.
( -60 at the time of this writing )
You can get the latest xorg-x11-drv-ati build here
And report back if it either improves or fixes this issue..
Hmmm. This machine has been out of use for a while. It appears as of xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-14.fc9.i386 / kernel-184.108.40.206-108.fc9.i686 this seems to have been fixed. But it wasn't updated for a while so I don't know that these were the first versions to fix it. I'm going to consider this fixed.