Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 434545
OS crashes when running xserver
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:40:42 EST
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Description of problem:
My system has the AMD Geode LX800 CPU. I've had no luck getting the xserver running.
Graphical install fails - had to use text mode only
Xorg -configure fails "Missing output drivers. Configuration failed."
ddprobe fails - no monitors detected
When i configure the xserver with the amd-drv.so "amd" driver, the computer crashes (no network, keyboard, screen - looks like a hard failure). I even used the xorg.conf_lx sample configuration from AMD, but the result was the same - the computer crashed.
The log files don't indicate anything:
(II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libpcidata.so
(II) Module pcidata: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
- it looks like the computer died right here.
It might not be the amd driver, but when I try the VESA driver, it still doesn't work, but the computer is still partially alive (display shut off, but network still up)
I tried the amd driver in fedora testing, but it didn't make any difference. Other "distros" - this live usbkey gparted version got the xserver up right away with xfce on it. Windows XP and CE runs on the hardware.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-18.104.22.168-137.fc8 xorg-x11-drv-amd-0.0-22.20070625.fc8 xorg-x11-server-Xorg-22.214.171.124-42.fc8
Steps to Reproduce:
Computer locks up - no display, no keyboard (num lock key LED goes off), network stops responding
Xserver starts up.
Created attachment 295656 [details]
Log file for xserver
I don't think I got the last part of the log file correct:
c000:0282: A2 ILLEGAL EXTENDED X86 OPCODE!
(WW) AMD(0): xf86UnMapVidMem: cannot find region for [0xb3dab000,0x3e00000]
I got some information back on the xorg mailing list from someone way more
knowledgeable that me. Apparently there is a bug in the xserver for Geode
motherboard that use GSW VGA BIOS. There's more information on this one here:
I hope this helps.
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