Bug 467702 - r300 Xorg mode setting make the system freeze
r300 Xorg mode setting make the system freeze
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Dave Airlie
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-10-20 07:57 EDT by Souiri Mohamed Zakaria
Modified: 2018-04-11 03:55 EDT (History)
6 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 01:36:35 EST
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archive contains a copy of /var/log/message /var/log/Xorg.0.log /home/$user/.xsession-errors (25.37 KB, application/x-bzip-compressed-tar)
2008-10-20 07:57 EDT, Souiri Mohamed Zakaria
no flags Details
i686_Xorg.0.log from the archive (47.73 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-10-27 19:25 EDT, Matěj Cepl
no flags Details
i686_xsession-errors from the archive (8.89 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-10-27 19:25 EDT, Matěj Cepl
no flags Details
messages from the archive (96.31 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-10-27 19:25 EDT, Matěj Cepl
no flags Details

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Description Souiri Mohamed Zakaria 2008-10-20 07:57:28 EDT
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):
 - 6.9.0-21  
 - 6.9.0-25 
 - 6.9.0-26 
 - 6.9.0-27
How reproducible:
Actual results:
total freeze of the system with no access to the Vt

Expected results:
the X11 session should run smoothly
Additional info:
the attachment contains the logs concerning the kde case of the bug
Comment 1 Dave Airlie 2008-10-20 16:40:53 EDT
Can you try with a newer kernel kernel-
has some fixes.
Comment 2 Souiri Mohamed Zakaria 2008-10-20 17:57:56 EDT
can't test with kernel- since  kernel- has n't  yet  been pushed according to yum .
Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2008-10-24 10:33:13 EDT
All built kernels are here
and the latest is
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=67381 (i.e., kernel-
Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2008-10-27 19:25:07 EDT
Created attachment 321665 [details]
i686_Xorg.0.log from the archive
Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2008-10-27 19:25:11 EDT
Created attachment 321666 [details]
i686_xsession-errors from the archive
Comment 6 Matěj Cepl 2008-10-27 19:25:18 EDT
Created attachment 321667 [details]
messages from the archive
Comment 7 Souiri Mohamed Zakaria 2008-11-02 09:14:41 EST
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
Comment 8 Carlo Raudino 2008-11-02 17:47:23 EST
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 :(
Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 23:01:56 EST
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:
Comment 10 Diego 2008-12-14 09:22:00 EST
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    :
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".
Comment 11 Diego 2008-12-21 07:43:00 EST
No progress with kernel- and xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-62.fc10
Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 03:36:30 EST
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Comment 13 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 01:36:35 EST
Fedora 10 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-12-17. Fedora 10 is 
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