Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 464383
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-19.fc9.i386 corrupts X screen
Last modified: 2009-06-30 07:53:22 EDT
Recently I received an update of xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-19.fc9.i386 via yum update. On rebooting, the screen was corrupted when X starts.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Reverting to xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-14.fc9.i386 causes the problem to go away.
1. Accept offer to install xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-19.fc9.i386.
3. X starts, but display is corrupted.
Mouse cursor is drawn correctly (and will move, albeit very slowly, when mouse is moved) but otherwise what is displayed is garbage, with no apparent correspondence between what is displayed and what is expected. Text consoles cannot be selected (Ctrl-Alt-Fn), and server cannot be killed (Ctrl-Alt-Bksp). I rebooted into run level 3 so I could roll back the RPM.
Sorry I don't have more info. What would you like? What can I do to give you more info?
Could be related to bug 462157, although the problems in that bug are already present in xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-14.fc10.i386.
Toshiba A100 laptop. Radeon Xpress 200M graphics chip.
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.
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My xorg.conf file (I think it's stock)
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Xorg.0.log with xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-14.fc9.i386 and an xorg.conf file
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Xorg.0.log with xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-14.fc9.i386 and NO xorg.conf file
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Xorg.0.log with xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-19.fc9.i386 and an xorg.conf file
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Xorg.0.log with xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-19.fc9.i386 and NO xorg.conf file
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Phonecam shot of screen when cold booted into X
Mouse can be moved (sluggishly). I think the green at the top is stuff from text mode. I couldn't see any changes to the screen image apart from the mouse movement.
I have attached Xorg.0.log files for -14 and -19, with and without my
/etc/X11/xorg.conf in place, as well as a phonecam screenshot.
Please let me know if there's anything more I can do. THANK YOU!
Last night I said yes to PackageKit's list of packages to update. Silly me, it included xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-19.fc9.i386. Busted X again :-)
Looking forward to hearing from you about this one.
There have been bunch of bug fixes
Could you retest with the latest kernel
( -132 at the time of this writing )
You can get the latest kernel build here
And with the latest xorg-x11-drv-ati.
( -60 at the time of this writing )
You can get the latest xorg-x11-drv-ati build here
And report back if it either improves or fixes this issue..
I don't get the same problem under Fedora 10. I will try the updated packages for Fedora 9, as I still need Fedora 9. Thanks.
OK, waiting on your report about Fedora 9.
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
I went to try a new version of xorg-x11-drv-ati from koji. It appears there is no newer version of xorg-x11-drv-ati for F9, only F10 and F11.
The screen corruption problem does not occur on this laptop with F10, only F9.
When I try installing the F10 rpm under my F9 installation, rpm complains that the version of libdrm I have under F9 (2.4.0-0.13) is not new enough (xorg-x11-drv-ati wants 2.4.0-0.21).
Can you please advise me on how I can test a newer version of xorg-x11-drv-ati for F9? Thank you.
(In reply to comment #15)
> Can you please advise me on how I can test a newer version of xorg-x11-drv-ati
> for F9? Thank you.
You probably cannot unless you are able to recompile whole Xorg out of git (which you probably cannot -- those need to ask, don't know the answer).
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I reported this ATI 200M bug against F9 back in september last year. I've had to stay at xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-14.fc9.i386 since then.
I would be happy if this bug were to be declared as a duplicate of bug 498457.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 498457 ***