Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 448798
On startx: monitor shuts off, system locks up
Last modified: 2008-12-09 17:46:57 EST
Description of problem:
Attempt to use "ATI Technologies Inc RS480 [Radeon Xpress 200G Series]"
with monitor connected to VGA port (and none to DVI port) results in the
monitor being turned off and the system locking up.
I suspect that its testing for a monitor on the DVI port? I don't have a DVI
monitor I can try, and the DVI socket on this HP box is incompatible with a VGA
adaptor for trying a VGA monitor on the DVI port.
This is without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf
I notice that lspci seems to find two graphics cards????
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 [Radeon Xpress
01:05.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 5854
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. reboot into runlevel 3
Monitor switches off. System hangs. No response to ctrl-alt-f1, ctrl-alt-del,
or remote login attempts. Have to powercycle.
Working graphics, like with fedora-8
Last working driver was:
but this can't be used now that the ABI has changed.
Created attachment 306984 [details]
Logfile from failed start attempt
Any progress on this? Need any info from me? I note that the "bad" driver has
been pushed to fc8, so perhaps you'll get a few more reports now.
This problem appears cured after upgrading to FC10.
Thanks for letting us know.