Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 441671
VESA driver crashes on PowerBook with ATI RV350
Last modified: 2008-04-09 13:41:58 EDT
Description of problem:
Trying to start X with the VESA driver on a PowerBook results in an abort and a
logged backtrace. Not sure if this ever worked, or is supposed to work. The
Radeon driver is broken on this hardware, too. Thats why I tried it.
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (RV350)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Created attachment 301796 [details]
Created attachment 301797 [details]
The vesa driver is not expected to work on powerbooks, no. We include the vesa
driver for powerpc machines because it should work on cards with an x86 BIOS on
them, but the built-in graphics on mac laptops obviously don't belong to that set.
How does the radeon driver fail?
(In reply to comment #3)
> The vesa driver is not expected to work on powerbooks, no.
Ok, closing then. A more graceful exit would be nice, though... ;)
> How does the radeon driver fail?
It's bug 431872. But it seems to have mysteriously vanished, like every time I'm
running into an error on X...