Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 467702
r300 Xorg mode setting make the system freeze
Last modified: 2009-12-18 01:36:35 EST
Created attachment 320865 [details]
archive contains a copy of /var/log/message /var/log/Xorg.0.log /home/$user/.xsession-errors
Description of problem:
When using the Xorg mode setting the system crashes living a only option to push the reset button.
the crash happens:
- when starting a kde session just at the end of the splash screen.
- or a short time after launching any application on a Xfce/gnome
environment (especially when starting sea-monkey web browser )
When starting the system with the kernel parameter nomodeset everything works just fine
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
total freeze of the system with no access to the Vt
the X11 session should run smoothly
the attachment contains the logs concerning the kde case of the bug
Can you try with a newer kernel kernel-220.127.116.11-30.rc1.fc10
has some fixes.
can't test with kernel-18.104.22.168-30.rc1.fc10 since kernel-22.214.171.124-30.rc1.fc10 has n't yet been pushed according to yum .
All built kernels are here
and the latest is
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=67381 (i.e., kernel-126.96.36.199-44.fc10)
Created attachment 321665 [details]
i686_Xorg.0.log from the archive
Created attachment 321666 [details]
i686_xsession-errors from the archive
Created attachment 321667 [details]
messages from the archive
the freeze problem has been solved but another bug occurs when using the modesettings within a few minute of working the screen become black just like if the system went into hibernation mode
damn modesetting. I've just upgrated to rawhide, and my system was REALLY REALLY REALLY SLOW.
My video card is a radeon X1050 R300 based, so fully working with DRI project Radeon driver.
everything was choppy and fedora crashed several times (also changing the wallpaper resulted to a crash) to a striped black and white screen of death...
Now I edited grub, adding nomodesetting, and fedora works better...
I don't know if it's an issue with R300 or just modesetting is too much immature...but this bug is annoying :(
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
I still sometimes experience the hard freeze with VT switch or at the end of the KDE splash.
Similar card: Radeon 9500 AGP.
Name : kernel
Arch : i686
Versione : 188.8.131.52
Release : 134.fc10
Name : xorg-x11-drv-ati
Arch : i386
Versione : 6.9.0
Release : 61.fc10
N.B.: the freeze doesn't always happen. You get it ~70% of the times (maybe with the VT switch it's even a bit more frequent).
All goes well with "nomodeset".
No progress with kernel-184.108.40.206-163.fc10 and xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-62.fc10
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