Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 461545
Kernel Modesetting fails on Ati xpress 1100 pci card.
Last modified: 2008-10-31 20:56:12 EDT
Created attachment 316134 [details]
dmesg from the kernel with nomodeset, otherwise no screen is available
Description of problem:
The kernel modesetting doesn't work for my ATi xpress 1100 with kernel 2.6.27-0.x. If I pass nomodeset at the command line then everything is fine. Otherwise I got black and white stripps after starting udev.
I know there is experimental kernel modesetting for the ati cards and therefore decided to file this bug report.
Here is the info for my ati card:
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS485 [Radeon Xpress 1100 IGP] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 010f
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 66 (2000ns min), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 17
Region 0: Memory at c8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Region 1: I/O ports at 9000 [size=256]
Region 2: Memory at c0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at c0120000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
Kernel modules: radeonfb
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller : ATI Technologies Inc RS485 [Radeon Xpress 1100 IGP] [1002:5975]
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.27-0.314.rc5.git9.fc10.i686 and earlier
install the kernel with integrated pci ATi xpress 1100 card
Steps to Reproduce:
make it work
Created attachment 316135 [details]
Xorg.0.log, fc9, kernel-184.108.40.206-29
Created attachment 316136 [details]
Xorg.0.log with kernel-2.6.27-0.314.rc5.git9.fc10.i686 nomodeset
At the end of the log file there is something w about DRM. Maybe this is the problem.
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still can't work with kernel-2.6.27-0.317.rc5.git10.fc10.i686. I've got the same results like the eralier versions.
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Still cannot work with 2.6.27-0.322.rc6.fc10.i686. Nomodeset helps. How can I help with debugging this on my card?
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Created attachment 316440 [details]
dmesg-220.127.116.11-322.rc6.fc10.i686 nomodeset 3
This is what I got after nomodeset 3.
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Xorg.0.log after modprobe drm debug=1
After modprobe radeon modeset=1 everything freezes and there is no output in the Xorg.0.log about it.
Created attachment 317046 [details]
Still cannot work with 2.6.27-0.332.rc6.git5.fc10.i686. dmesg and Xorg.0.log attached. the kernel was started with nomodeset.
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I tried the new kernel-2.6.27-0.336.rc6.git5.fc10 and the problem still exists. However i hooked strace to modprobe drm debug=1 and this is the result. I tried the same with modprobe radeon modeset=1 but I got no output in the file. How can I do this in order to get the output from loading the driver?
kernel-2.6.27-0.337.rc6.git5.fc10.i686 doesn't work form me.
kernel-2.6.27-0.352.rc7.git1.fc10.i686 cannot work either.
kernel-2.6.27-0.391.rc8.git7.fc10.i686 doesn't work either.
Approved, the same for my Ati XPRESS 1100 card. Problem is more serious, as I can't neither install F10beta nor boot LiveCD without nomodeset option
kernel-2.6.27-0.398.rc9.fc10.i686 doesn't work either.
kernel-2.6.27-3.fc10.i686 doesn't work. The same problem still occurs. Only nomodeset can help for now.
It is working :)
I tried kernel-2.6.27-17.fc10.i686 and i got it this time. There are no hw acceleration for now but I'm sure it'll come. I've attached dmesg and Xorg.0.log for this. They say dri isn't supported for this display and something about EXA not working properly.
Many thanx to all who worked on this and especially to Dave Airlie for fixing this.
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At the end of it are EXA errors and dri not working.
Hi Joshua, I'm not sure what your last two posted attachments were for. Is your problem solved with the new kernels or are you still experiencing issues? If you're still having issues, I'm going to close this one and mark it as a duplicate of https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=464896.
Hi, yes 2.6.27-17.fc10.i686 resolves the issue. I have modesetting working on my express 1100. I posted the last two attachments just for information and comparison to the others. the xorg.0.log still has some error messages but I'm sure they wil be corrected in the future.
you can mark this as a duplicate of https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=464896.
I'm happy to hear your issue was resolved and thank you for your response.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 464896 ***