Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 430964
system freezes with 4G of memory and fglrx driver
Last modified: 2009-05-20 14:22:53 EDT
Description of problem:
When using 64-bit version of RHEL5.1, X freezes during start. The system is
locked and not usable. The 32-bit version does not seem to have this problem
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Load the OS. Load the current ATI driver (8.01, which is 8.452.1), configure
xorg.conf to use fglrx and startx
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install OS
2. Install GCC + depends and kernel-devel, kernel-headers
3. yum update -y
5. boot to init 3
6. install ati driver
7. startx (system will freeze just after the white bars appear at the top and
bottom of the screen)
unable to provide...
this looks like x86_64, not ia64.
Can we get a /var/log/dmesg output for the affected system?
No. I have since moved on and try not to use ATI cards with LINUX anymore.
I think we better close this, to reflect the lack of progress with
fglx honestly. I'm putting the closed status as "Wontfix".
BTW, I am using a Radeon with David Airlie's drivers on Fedora 11. It works
pretty well, including KMS and 2D accelerations (I don't test 3D extensively
myself). So, I think RHEL 6 is going to be safe from this.