Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 448090
radeon driver isn't working for "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Xpress 1250"
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:30:34 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
just install F9 and try to run rhgb or xorg. details about my card:
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Xpress 1250
(prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Unknown device c034
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
I/O ports at 9000 [size=256]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
Capabilities:  Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0
Steps to Reproduce:
1.just install F9 and try to run rhgb or xorg
the xorg log says that no known card is found
they should found my card and use it
xorg developers told me that in this version this card should work, but here it
Anaconda doesn't recognize properly the card by try starting X. It tries then
vesa, but thats not working with this card. The last step is fallback to
textmode. how can i copy the Xorg.0.log for you to get you the requested
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.
Created attachment 308831 [details]
xorg conf directly after Fedora installation
Created attachment 308832 [details]
Xorg-log directly after installation
Created attachment 308833 [details]
xorg-log with xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd
Created attachment 308834 [details]
xorg.conf with xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd
I attached the requested logs (xorg.conf and xorg-log after running "Xorg
I mentioned that I can use X when I install the radeonhd-driver, is this a bug
in anaconda or is it possible to run the Fedora setup explicitly with this driver?
can you upgrade to the xorg driver in updates-testing?
yum --enablerepo=updates-testing install xorg-x11-drv-ati
Created attachment 308952 [details]
xorg.conf with testing xorg-x11-drv-ati
Created attachment 308953 [details]
xorg-log with testing xorg-x11-drv-ati
I erased xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd and installed xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-16.fc9.i386
from updates-testing, attached you find the xorg.conf and log.
WFM, I was able to start X with the config.
sorry for misusing the tracker - but how can I include the working driver in the
(In reply to comment #12)
> but how can I include the working driver in the installation DVD?
don't -- install in text mode and then (before starting X at all) run yum
upgrade in text mode. BTW, changing the startup default (to start in console or
to Xorg) is done in /etc/sysconfig/init.
(In reply to comment #12)
> sorry for misusing the tracker - but how can I include the working driver in the
> installation DVD?
a resolution which is working fine is doing a vnc install. how did you get
running the card with fedora 9?
I installed Fedora text-based and just installed the driver from testing - at
least I see a graphical screen with "Xorg -configure && Xorg -config
/root/xorg.conf.new" - usable mouse and the black/white spotted test screen.
As I thought this will solve my issues with this grahic card I created a new
installation DVD based on the repo testing with revisor (see
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=451359 for a version that can create
F9 media in F8)
Unfortunately this didn't worked, I also have no graphical installer (and as I
wanrs to encrypt my HDD the grahical installer is needed).
Attached you find the X* files from the anaconda run and the one's of Xorg
-config - first failed, second worked.
I am missing a point somewhere - but I don't know which one.
Created attachment 309767 [details]
x log and conf from anaconda run
Created attachment 309768 [details]
x log and conf from Xorg -config run
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